Birthday Girl


1h 30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

John Buckingham was an ordinary bank employee with a small home and a life built on routine... until he took a bride through an on-line mail order service called "From Russia With Love." The morning she arrives is her birthday, but he's the one who's in for the surprise. When the new bride's two "co

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
David Havard; H W Wood; Kathy England; Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
St. Albans, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Australia; Mentmore & White Bay Studios, Sydney, Australia; Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; Essex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

John Buckingham was an ordinary bank employee with a small home and a life built on routine... until he took a bride through an on-line mail order service called "From Russia With Love." The morning she arrives is her birthday, but he's the one who's in for the surprise. When the new bride's two "cousins," Yuri and Alexei, arrive John's life is turned upside down as he learns the truth behind their relationship and is taken on the adventure of a lifetime-- when they take her hostage and force John to rob his own bank.

Crew

Mark Abrahams

Key Grip

Susie Adams

Production

Ting Adisug

Electrician

Robert Agganis

Steadicam Operator

Robert Agganis

Camera Operator

Simon Alderton

Other

Phil Allchin

Other

Greg Allen

Electrician

Philip Alton

Dialogue Editor

Paul Anderson

Grip

David Appleby

Grip

Robert Arthur

Carpenter

Len Ash

Production

Len Ash

Other

Len Ash

Props

Robbie Austin

Makeup

Shaheen Baig

Casting

Chris Baker

Stand-In

Wayne Baker

Carpenter

Richard Baldwin

Other

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Kirsty Barkman

Production

Sarah Bartles-smith

Other

Brett Bartlett

Carpenter

John Bateman

Foley Recordist

Malcolm Beale

Production

Jo Beckett

Unit Manager

Bernard Bellew

Production Manager

Andy Bennett

Stunt Man

Shane Bennett

Other

Oscar Beuselinck

Production

Robbie Birtles

Grip

Mat Bolin

Electrician

Andrew Bonello

Office Runner

Caroline Bonham

Production Manager

Geoff Boyce

Grip

Derek Boyes

Driver

Sam Breckman

Production

Micky Brett

Security

Adam Brockbank

Storyboard Artist

Claire Brown

Assistant

Geoff Brown

Electrician

Toby Churchill Brown

Grip

Jo Bruneteau

Electrician

Dave Bryant

Production

David Bryant

Camera

Pete Buckingham

Special Thanks To

Robbie Burr

Best Boy

Felicia Bushman

Assistant

Jez Butterworth

Screenplay

John-henry Butterworth

Special Thanks To

Steve Butterworth

Producer

Tom Butterworth

Screenplay

Peter Byrden

Props

Julian Calde

Storyboard Artist

Bill Camp

Production

William Cann

Props

Andy Cantrell

Driver

Louise Carey

Assistant

Julia Castle

Assistant Art Director

Jamie Centofanti

Other

Anna Certoma

Driver

Jamie Chaky

Stand-In

Tony Chance

Storyboard Artist

Tony Chance

Production

Gavin Charlton

Other

Vicki Cherkas

Special Thanks To

Damian Church

Video

Pat Clark

Electrician

Paul Clarvis

Music

Huckle Cleary

Rigging Electrician

Julie Clement

Post-Production Accountant

Arnaud Clerici

Adr Mixer

Matt Clyde

Electrician

Robert Cogswell

Stand-In

Matthew Cohen

Special Thanks To

Finbar Collins

Electrician

Greg Commerford

Other

Eddie Cook

Driver

Brett Cooper

Electrician

Colin Corby

Production

Paul Cotter

Stand-In

Leo Cowan

Grip

Nick Coward

Production

Storm Cox

Assistant

Vanessa Critchley

Other

Bennie Cronjie

Production Assistant

Chris Cull

Production

Matt Dalton

Post-Production Accountant

Liam Daniel

Photography

Tim Daukes

Production

Howard Davies

Special Thanks To

Lucy Davies

Assistant

Phoebe De Gaye

Costume Designer

Ray De-haan

Stunt Man

Julie Deakins

Other

Belinda Dean

Location Assistant

Nrinder Dhydwar

Driver

Chris Dibble

Music

Glyn Dillon

Storyboard Artist

Barry Dobin

Other

Chris Dodd

Electrician

Matthew Donnald

Grip

Steve Donnelly

Music

Levan Doran

Stunt Man

Nick Drew

Cgi Artist

Piers Dunn

Production

Adel Dunno

Makeup

Johnny Earthmover

Electrician

Peter Eastgate

Electrician

Nicola Ebner

Accounting Assistant

Terry Eden

Other

Terry Eden

Best Boy

Bibs Ekkel

Other

Jack Elliot

Other

Robyn Elliott

Costume Supervisor

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Paul Elman

Assistant Editor

Kathy England

Production Insurance

Paul Englishby

Song

Lucy Fawcett

Foley Artist

Russell Fewtrell

Electrician

Neil Finnighan

Driver

Simon Firsht

Production

Martin Foley

Art Assistant

Stuart Ford

Special Thanks To

Richard Fordham

Assistant Sound Editor

Martin France

Music

Dominic Freece

Stunt Man

Ian Fuller

Sound Editor

Sam Garwood

Other

Serena Gattuso

Production Coordinator

Tony Gibbs

Production Insurance

Peter Gillbanks

Other

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Murray Gold

Special Thanks To

Julie Goldstein

Executive Producer

Nick Gottschalk

Production

Peter Graovac

Driver

Kate Green

Wardrobe

Constantine Gregory

Dialogue Coach

Donna Grey

Line Producer

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

John Hadity

Special Thanks To

Jim Hajicosta

Production Accountant

Steve Hall

Production

Steve Hall

Camera

Dave Hansen

Grip

Roy Hansford

Carpenter

Russ Hanson

Production

Sallie Hard

Production

Rosie Hardwick

Assistant Art Director

Jo Harland

Assistant

Mike Harper

Other

Harry Harris

Production

James Harris

Sound

Mike Harris

Driver

Peter Harris

Electrician

David Havard

Production Insurance

Gary Havron

Electrician

Simon Hayes

Production

John Heath

Color Timer

Maude Heath

Location Assistant

Clif Henry

Electrician

John Herbert

Stand-In

Jody Hewitson

Assistant

Caroline Hewitt

Special Thanks To

Lisa Heyes

Special Thanks To

Andrew Hildebrand

Special Thanks To

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Simon Hill

Assistant Production Accountant

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialogue Coach

Simon Hinkly

Assistant Director

Billy Hinshelwood

Production

Dave Hird

Electrician

Anthea Hodge

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Hodgson

Production

Bill Hogg

Production

Peter Holland

Electrician

Sy Hollands

Stunt Man

Fiona Hollie

Wardrobe

Rebecca Holmes

Art Director

Dean Hood

Accounting Assistant

Tom Hooper

Special Thanks To

Peter Hopkins

Production

William Horberg

Special Thanks To

Benjamin Howard

Production

Kelly Howard-garde

Production

Geoff Howe

Construction Manager

Adam Hughes

Assistant Editor

Paul Hughes

Caterer

Dion Hunt

Driver

Adam Hunter

Electrician

Stephen Huxtable

Carpenter

Kevin Hyman

Special Thanks To

Enzo Iaconi

Other

Matt Inglis

Electrician

Nick Ingman

Music Conductor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
David Havard; H W Wood; Kathy England; Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
St. Albans, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Australia; Mentmore & White Bay Studios, Sydney, Australia; Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; Essex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 13, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Began shooting May 17, 1999.

Completed shooting July 25, 1999.

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 13, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)