They Shall Not Grow Old ()

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A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations.
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Adlam ...
Self - Bedfordshire Regiment (voice) (as Capt Thomas Adlam VC)
William Argent ...
Self - Royal Naval Air Service (voice) (as LM William Argent)
John Ashby ...
Self - The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl John Ashby)
Attwood ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Cpl Attwood)
Walter Aust ...
Self - East Yorkshire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Walter Aust)
Donald Bain ...
Self - Seaforth Highlanders (voice) (as Pte Donald Bain)
Thomas Baker ...
Self - Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division (voice) (as Pte Thomas Baker)
George Banton ...
Self - 50th Division Headquarters (voice) (as Sig George Banton)
Walter Becklake ...
Self - Northhampyonshire Yeomanry (voice) (as L Cpl Walter Becklake MM)
Arthur Beeton ...
Self - Royal Navy Air Service (voice) (as POM Arthur Beeton)
Robert Bell ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Mr Robert Bell)
William Benham ...
Self - Hawke Battalion, Royal Navy Division (voice) (as Sub Lt William Benham)
Joseph Biglin ...
Self - Durham Light Infantry (voice) (as Pte Joseph Biglin)
Edwin Bigwood ...
Self - Worcestershire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Edwin Bigwood)
Horace Birks ...
Self - Tanks Corps (voice) (as Capt Horace Birks)
Edmund Blunden ...
Self - Royal Sussex Regiment (voice) (as Lt Edmund Blunden MC)
Clarence Bourne ...
Self - Army Service Corps (voice) (as S Sgt Clarence Bourne)
Allan Bray ...
Self - The Duke of Edinburgh's ((Whiltshire Regiment)) (voice) (as L Cpl Allan Bray)
Donald Bremner ...
Self - Royal Naval Air Service (voice) (as Fat Cdr Donald Bremner)
Frank Brent ...
Self - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (voice) (as WO2 CSM Frank Brent DCM)
Leslie Briggs ...
Self - Royal Flying Corps (voice) (as Cpl Leslie Briggs)
Alfred James Bromfield ...
Self - Lancashire Fusiliers (voice) (as Cpl Alfred Bromfield)
Arthur Brown ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Cpl Arthur Brown)
Ernest Bryan ...
Self - King's (Liverpool Regiment) (voice) (as CSM Ernest Bryan MM MSM)
William Bunning ...
Self - 22nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (voice) (as Cast William Bunning MC)
Frank Burslem ...
Self - Royal Air Force (voice) (as 2nd Lt Frank Burslem)
Horace Calvert ...
Self - Grenadier Guards (voice) (as Gdmn Horace Calvert)
Gordon Carey ...
Self - The Rifle Brigade (voice) (as Lt Gordon Carey)
Leopold Carles ...
Self - French Army (voice) (as Pte Leopold Carles)
Charles Carrington ...
Self - Royal Warwickshire Regiment (voice) (as Charles Harrington MC)
Henry Carter ...
Self - Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (voice) (as Sgt Henry Carter)
Charles Chabot ...
Self - Royal Flying Corps (voice) (as Capt Charles Chabot)
Joseph Clements ...
Self - Royal Marine Light Infantry (voice) (as Pte Joseph Clements)
Frederick Coakes ...
Self - Hampshire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Frederick Coakes)
Archibald G. Cochrane ...
Self - The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl Archibald Cochrane)
William Collins ...
Self - Royal Army Medical Corps (voice) (as S Sgt William Collins MM)
Walter Cook ...
Self - Royal Army Medical Corps (voice) (as Pte Walter Cook)
Herbert Cooper ...
Self - King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (voice) (as Pte Herbert Cooper)
J.W. Critchley ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Sgt JW Critchley)
Arnold Dale ...
Self - York and Lancaster Regiment (voice) (as Sgt Arnold Dale MM)
William Daniels ...
Self - Royal Artillery (voice) (as Sgt Williams Daniels)
James Davies ...
Self - Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (voice) (as Lt James Davies)
William Davies ...
Self - Royal Welch Fusiliers (voice) (as 2nd Lt William Davies)
William Davies ...
Self - Machine Gun Corps (voice) (as Cpl William Davies)
Norman Demuth ...
Self - London Regiment (voice) (as Rfm Norman Demuth)
Gerald Dennis ...
Self - King's Royal Rifle Corps (voice) (as Pte Gerald Dennis)
Jack Dillion ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Pte Jack Dillion)
Herbert Doggett ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Dvd Herbert Doggett)
Thomas Dove ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Sgt Thomas Dove MM)
Stanley F. Down ...
Self - North Somerset Yeomanry (voice) (as Pte Stanlety Down)
C.B. Dunsford ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Pte CB Dunsford)
Victor Fagence ...
Self - Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (voice) (as Pte Victor Fagence)
John Figarovsky ...
Self - 1st Infantry Division, US Army (voice) (as Pte John Figarovsky)
Harry Forrester ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Cpl Harry Forrester)
Bryan Frayling ...
Self - Royal Engineers (voice) (as Capt Bryan Frayling)
W.J. Fullerton ...
Self - The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl WJ Fullerton)
William Gillman ...
Self - London Regiment (voice) (as Pte William Gillman)
Edward W. Glendinning ...
Self - Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl Edward Glendinning)
Walter 'Josh' Grover ...
Self - Royal Sussex Regiment (voice) (as Pte Walter 'Josh' Grover MM)
George William Guest ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Bdr George Guest)
Reginald 'Bill' Haine ...
Self - Honourable Artillery Company (voice) (as Lt Reginald 'Bill' Haines VC MC)
William Hall ...
Self - East Lancashire Regiment (voice) (as Pte William Hall)
Alan Hanbury-Sparrow ...
Self - Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) (voice) (as Capt Alan Hanbury-Sparrow)
George Harbottle ...
Self - Machine Gun Corps (voice) (as 2nd Lt George Harbottle MC)
Walter Hare ...
Self -The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (voice) (as Pte Walter Hare)
Victor Hawkins ...
Self - Lancashire Fusiliers (voice) (as Maj Victor Hawkins MC)
Arthur Hemsley ...
Self - Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (voice) (as 2nd Lt Arthur Hemsley)
Victor Huffam ...
Self - Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps (voice) (as Lt Victor Huffam)
Alfred Irwin ...
Self - East Surrey Regiment (voice) (as Lt Col Alfred Irwin DSO)
George Jameson ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Capt George Jameson MC)
Ernest Jones ...
Self - King's Shropshire Light Infantry (voice) (as Sgt Ernest Jones)
Clifford Lane ...
Self - Hertfordshire Regiment (voice) (as Cpl Clifford Lane)
Sebastian C. Lang ...
Self - London Regiment (voice) (as Pte Sebastian Lang)
Cyril A. Lee ...
Self - British Army (voice) (as Sgt Cyril Lee)
James Lovegrove ...
Self - Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (voice) (as 2nd Lt James Lovegrove)
Roderick MacLeod ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Maj Roderick MacLeod)
Norman MacMillan ...
Self - Highland Light Infantry (voice) (as Pte Norman MacMillan)
Reginald J. Mason ...
Self - 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars (voice) (as Tpr Reginald J Mason)
Arthur Maydwell ...
Self - Bedfordshire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Arthur Maydwell)
Berttram Neyland ...
Self - Royal Engineers (voice) (as Spr Bertram Neyland)
Eric Forman O'Gowan ...
Self - Northumberland Fusiliers (voice) (as Maj Eric Forman O'Gowan)
Frank Officer ...
Self - Australian Imperial Force (voice) (as Maj Frank Officer OBE MC)
Leonard Ounsworth ...
Self - Royal Garrison Artillery (voice) (as Bdr Leonard Ounsworth)
Victor Packer ...
Self - Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) (voice) (as Pte Victor Packer)
Kenneth Page ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Capt Kenneth Page MC)
John Palmer ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Dvr John Palmer DCM)
James Payne ...
Self - Manchester Regiment (voice) (as Sgt James Payne)
Lendon Payne ...
Self - Royal Engineers (voice) (as Sgt Lendon Payne)
Frederick Plimmer ...
Self - Machine Gun Corps (voice) (as Pte Frederick Plimmer)
Victor Polhill ...
Self - London Regiment (voice) (as Rfm Victor Polhill)
Frederick Powell ...
Self - Royal Flying Corps (voice) (as Maj Frederick Powell MC)
Donald Prince ...
Self - Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (voice) (as Cpl Donald Prince)
Charles Quinnell ...
Self - Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (voice) (as Sgt Charles Quinnell MM)
William Quinton ...
Self - Bedfordshire Regiment (voice) (as Pte William Quinton)
R. Richards ...
Self - Royal Engineers (voice) (as Spr R Richards)
Sidney Rogerson ...
Self - 23rd Brigade Headquarters (voice) (as Capt Sidney Rogerson)
J.G. Shore ...
Self - Royal Artillery (voice) (as Gnr JG Shone)
Arthur Smith ...
Self - Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (voice) (as Pte Arthur Smith)
John Staddon ...
Self - East Surrey Regiment (voice) (as Lt John Staddon)
Bertram Steward ...
Self - Tank Corps (voice) (as 2nd Lt Bertram Steward)
Francis Sumpter ...
Self - The Rifle Brigade (voice) (as Pte Francis Sumpter)
Philip Sylvester ...
Self - Royal Artillery (voice) (as Gnr Philip Sylvester)
John Terrell ...
Self - London Regiment (voice) (as Rfm John Terrell)
George Thompson ...
Self - Durham Light Infantry (voice) (as Pte George Thompson)
Richard H. Tobin ...
Self - Royal Navy Division (voice) (as CPO Richard Tobin)
William Towers ...
Self - Royal Field Artillery (voice) (as Gnr WilliamTowers)
W. Underwood ...
Self - 1st Canadian Division (voice) (as Pte W Underwood)
Herbert Verrity ...
Self - The Prime of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (voice) (as Pte Herbert Verrity)
William Walters-Symons ...
Self - Royal Garrision Artillery (voice) (as Maj William Walters-Symons MC)
John Westacott ...
Self - Canadian Engineers (voice) (as Lt John Westacott)
Edmund Williams ...
Self - Kings (Liverpool Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl Edmund Williams)
Douglas Wimberley ...
Self - Machine Gun Corps (voice) (as Maj Douglas Wimberly)
Sidney Woodcock ...
Self - Army Service Corps (voice) (as Sgt Sidnet Woodcock MM)
Archibald Yuille ...
Self - East Lancashire Regiment (voice) (as Lt Archibald Yuille)

Directed by

Peter Jackson

Produced by

Peter Jackson ... producer
Ken Kamins ... executive producer
Clare Olssen ... producer
Tessa Ross ... executive producer
Jenny Waldman ... executive producer

Music by

Plan 9 ... (original music by)

Film Editing by

Jabez Olssen

Editorial Department

Milton Adamou ... color supervisor
Dan Best ... post production supervisor
Natalie Best ... data wrangler
Victoria Chu ... media operations supervisor: Park Road Post Production
Caleb Corlett ... data wrangler
Francisco Cubas ... on-line editor
Daniel Eady ... picture manager: Park Road Post Production
Ryan Faulkner ... assistant stereo editor: Stereo D
Rob Gordon ... on-line editor
Reginald Harber Jr. ... editor: Stereo D
Michael Harris ... media operator
Paul Harris ... projectionist
Chi Jiajia Lim ... retime: Stereo D
Wattana Moeung ... data wrangler
Gareth Molan ... trailer editor
Jon Newell ... colorist
Derek N. Prusak ... post production manager: Stereo D
Elliot Travers ... first assistant editor
Jenna Udy ... post producer
Matthew Wear ... colorist
Tim Willis ... on-line editor
Greg Daniels ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Management

Teodora Ilie ... assistant production manager
Janna Miller ... production supervisor: Stereo D
Steve Stransman ... production supervisor

Art Department

Graham McBride ... color compositor: Stereo D

Sound Department

Brent Burge ... supervising sound editor
Jim Carroll ... foley: artist (as James Carroll)
Hayden Collow ... sound effects editor
Emile de la Rey ... supervising dialogue editor (as Emile De La Rey)
Alexis Feodoroff ... additional re-recording mixer
Melanie Graham ... supervising fx editor (as Mel Graham)
Amanda Heatley ... sound post producer
Michael Hedges ... additional re-recording mixer
Phil Heywood ... re-recording mixer
Martin Kwok ... supervising sound editor
Matthew Lambourn ... dialogue editor (as Matt Lambourn)
Helen Luttrell ... dialogue editor
Andrew Moore ... assistant sound editor
John Neill ... director of engineering: sound
Simon Riley ... foley: recordist
Tom Scott-Toft ... foley editor
Nigel Stone ... adr supervisor / voice director & casting
Matt Stutter ... dialogue editor
Chris Todd ... dialogue editor
Craig Tomlinson ... foley editor
Justin Webster ... supervising fx editor
Dave Whitehead ... fx editor
Catherine Brennand ... adr assistant (uncredited)
Michael Koderisch ... re-recording mixer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Scott-Toft ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Anjel Alcaraz ... color compositor: Stereo D
Corey Allen ... assistant comp lead: Stereo D
Alexandra Antonovitch ... show production coordinator
Avi Arora ... qc artist
Jason Astley ... compositor
Sydney Benedet ... matte compositor: Stereo D
Brian N. Bentley ... lead restoration / technical director
Alex Bonacci ... senior compositor
Kaitlen Burns ... qc artist
Victoria Burns ... colour compositor
Daniel Burridge ... matte painter
Cameron Ceja ... senior production coordinator
Ieva Cerps ... compositor
James Clowater ... lead matte artist: Stereo D
Elliesse Cuniff ... senior production coordinator
Varuna Darensbourg ... finaling supervisor: stereo D
Brad Darrow ... stereoscopic supervisor
Jake Dee-McKoy ... manager ingest/delivery & final qc: Stereo D
Saurabh Deshpande ... roto
Soutrik Dey ... stereo compositor: Deluxe 3D dba StereoD
Irene Faminial ... matte compositor
Victor Manuel Fernandez ... lead compositor
Mayur Gangasagar ... senior stereo compositor & element compositing
Julio Tovar Garcia ... compositor
Anshul Gattani ... production coordinator: Stereo D
Guy-Edwards Gonsalves ... compositor
Megan Graham ... compositor
Kari-Lyn Gravel ... assistant stereo manager: Stereo D
Jessica Grimshaw ... compositor
Gunas ... matte painter
Jim Hagarty ... matte artist
Thomas Haley-Hermiz ... technical director: Stereo D
Dustin Hayes ... color artist
Alex Heffner ... visual effects and augmentation lead: Stereo D
Ian Hensley ... visual effects coordinator
Phinehas Iaboni ... matte compositor: Stereo D
Fergus Jack-Hinton ... compositor: Park Road VFX
Siddarth Jambhulkar ... stereo d
Jeremy Jones ... restoration
Felicity Justrabo ... production coordinator
Steven Kaelin ... lead compositor
Andrew Kennedy ... technical director: Stereo D
Ryan Kilbane ... colour compositor: stereo d
Tim Kings-Lynne ... additional colourisation artist
Hemanth Reddy Kovvuri ... senior stereo compositor
Nachiket Kulkarni ... compositor: Stereo D
Daniel Lee-Poy ... color compositor
Jordan Lucchino ... compositor
Amy Madigan ... production coordinator: Stereo D
Ravi Mahapatro ... line producer: Stereo D
Yael Majors ... assistant finaling supervisor
Sara Manol ... colour compositor: Stereo D
Liz McLelland ... compositor
Liam Meakins ... lead colour compositor
Noelle Merrick ... stereo manager: Stereo D (as Noelle Cyr)
Janna Miller ... production supervisor: Stereo D
Lizz Miller ... mattes supervisor
Scott Mitchell ... compositing supervisor
Shauna Mohan ... stereo coordinator: Stereo D
Christopher Montesano ... pipeline supervisor (as Chris Montesano)
Karthigeyan Murugesan ... visual effects artist
Evan Nanou ... stereo compositor
Lucas John Ng ... visual effects coordinator
Jarrod Nichols ... compositor
Neela Nitesh ... stereo compositor
Raphael Oseguera ... roto department manager
Chi Woo Park ... color supervisor (as Rain Park)
Aaron Parry ... chief creative officer and executive producer
Jessica Pearce ... production coordinator: Stereo D
Cindy Perez ... compositor
Sandy Phetchamphone ... finaling manager: Stereo D
David Phillips ... additional colourisation artist
Jason Pomerantz ... post production supervisor: Stereo D
Kisholay Ray ... production coordinator: Deluxe StereoD
Suresh Rohit ... assistant production manager
Shiv Sairam ... compositor
Davis Saunders ... Creative Supervisor: StereoD
Evan Saunders ... compositor
Rushabh Shah ... colour compositor: Stereo D
Adnan Siddique ... outsource comp supervisor
Mark Simone ... vfx producer: Stereo D
Jade Simpson ... compositor: Stereo D
Joshua Smith ... compositor
Zach Smothers ... matte painter
Wayne Stables ... visual effects supervisor
Jordan Stolearcius ... final qc
Amin Taghipour ... digital compositor
Abdul Ahad Tunio ... colour compositor: Stereo D
Sanford Warwick ... lead retime/qc artist
Ryan M. Wilson ... matte compositor
Jason Wong ... color compositor: Stereo D
Dane Wylie ... color matte supervisor
Ruben Gerardo Alfaro Moreno ... visual effects (uncredited)
Darren Bailey ... operations coordinator: Stereo D (uncredited)
Matthew Gaskin ... colorist: Stereo D (uncredited)
Chiaki Matsubayashi ... visual effects (uncredited)
David O'Brien ... color artist: Stereo D (uncredited)

Music Department

John Neill ... score mixer

Additional Crew

Tim Bentinck ... voice actor
Peter Connor ... military historian
Jesse Hiram ... stereography operator
Kevin Howarth ... voice actor
Lindsey Kaiser ... vp creative services
David Monteath ... voice actor
Chris Nelson ... voice actor
Chris Pugsley ... historical advisor
Andrew Robertshaw ... historical advisor (as Andy Robertshaw) / military advisor
Olivia Womack ... production accountant


William Jackson ... For My Grandfather, Who served in the British Army from 1910 to 1919
Sidney Ruck ... in memory of
Jonathan Ruffle ... the producers wish to thank
Thomas Walsh ... in memory of (NZ Tunneling Company & NZ Rifle Brigade - Killed 4th May, 1918 - as 2nd Lt. Thomas Walsh)

Production Companies




Special Effects

  • Stereo D (colour visual effects and 3D conversion)

Other Companies



Plot Summary

Through ground breaking computer restoration technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson's team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the WWI, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & retiming of the film frames, in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history. Written by Curtis Medina

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Also Known As
  • Pour les soldats tombés (France)
  • Ellos no envejecerán (Spain)
  • 他们已不再变老 (China, Mandarin title)
  • They Shall Not Grow Old - Per Sempre Giovani (Italy)
  • Yaslanmayacaklar (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 99 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $20,904,188

Did You Know?

Trivia Much of the footage had never been seen, having sat in the vaults of London's Imperial War Museum for many years. See more »
Goofs Several shots of tanks appear in the film, both Mark V (Mark Five) and Mark V* (Mark Five Star). They have been colourised green. In reality, tanks of these types were painted "a neutral brown colour". See the article by the British Tank Museum which states that. "Surrendering to the inevitable, towards the end of 1916 it was ordered that the tanks should be painted in a 'neutral brown colour' all over." These tanks entered service in 1918, and were factory-painted brown. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #3.3 (2018). See more »
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Crazy Credits "Filmed on location on the Western Front, 1914 to 1918" See more »
Quotes Soldier: [waving at camera] Hi, mum.
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