Anna and the King


2h 27m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The epic tale, set in Thailand in the late 19th century, chronicles to true life adventures of Bristish governess Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the king of Siam to educate his many children. Soon after her arrival in this exotic, unfamiliar land, Anna finds herself engaged in a battle of wits--and

Film Details

Also Known As
Anna och kungen
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Romance
War
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Shah Alam, Malaysia; Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Ipoh, Malaysia; Langkawi Island, Malaysia; Penang Port, Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Perak, Malaysia; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Synopsis

The epic tale, set in Thailand in the late 19th century, chronicles to true life adventures of Bristish governess Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the king of Siam to educate his many children. Soon after her arrival in this exotic, unfamiliar land, Anna finds herself engaged in a battle of wits--and in a deepening relationship--with the strong-willed ruler.

Crew

Vijaya Kumaran A/l Abayee

Assistant

Francis Abdullah

Transportation Manager

Sean Ahern

Other

Gunnar Ahmer

Scenic Artist

Ganesh A/l Ahwaly

Assistant

Daniel Albanese

Scenic Artist

Geoffrey Alexander

Original Music

Louis Ally

Other

Julian Amesbury

Wrangler

Rostam Bin Mohd Amin

Electrician

Saidatulnisa Aminuddin

Hairdresser

Niko Amri

Set Production Assistant

Eric Angelson

Associate Producer

Shawn Jerod A/l Anthony

Grip

Magen Appathurai

Unit Manager

Fred Arbegast

Art Department

Ekarat Ariyaphokhakul

Art Department

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects

Steve Arnold

Director Of Photography

Steve Arnold

Dp/Cinematographer

Masri Bin Hj Mohd Arop

Other

Luciana Arrighi

Production Designer

Thepin Asawabodee

Consultant

Martin M Atkinson

Other

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Pai Soe Aung

Art Department

Carlo Avvisato

Swing Gang

Billy Aziz

Special Effects

Harith Fadzillah Bin Abu Aziz

Location Assistant

Daniele Bacciou

Props

Jens P Bacher

Best Boy Grip

Ahmad Bin Bahhri

Foreman

Darren J Bailey

Other

Pat Banta

Stunt Coordinator

James Barber

Assistant Camera Operator

Angela Barton

Assistant Editor

Axel Bartz

Other

Jenny Beavan

Costume Designer

Ty Beck

Production

Dick Beckett

Location Manager

Muriel Bell

Hairdresser

Miri Ben-shlomo

Makeup Artist

Lawrence Bender

Producer

Lee Berger

Executive Producer

Craig Berkey

Sound Designer

Nick Bernyk

Props

Nancy Best

Production Coordinator

Justin Bliss

Other

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Digital Effects Supervisor

Nik Khairul Fahmi Bin Nik Bolia

Grip

Roger Bondelli

Editor

Paul Borg

Electrician

Dean Bower

Other

Kristen Leigh Branan

Visual Effects

Doctor Paul Brass

Medic

Jessica Brass

Props

John Breedt

Construction

G Mac Brown

Coproducer

Garry A Brown

Carpenter

Rona Brown

Animal Services

Sakda Buapan

Other

George Wade Bullock

Animal Trainer

Gary Burdett

Grip

David Burk

Assistant

Rodney Burke

Special Effects Foreman

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Harold Burst

Other

Elaine Burt

Production Coordinator

John Campuzano

Editor

Ted Caplan

Foley Editor

David Carrigan

Assistant Director

Darryl Carter

Carpenter

Jo Carter

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jorge Casares

Stunts

David Chamberlain

Visual Effects

Terence Chang

Executive Producer

Manoth Chatnopakun

Other

Ah San Cheah

Wardrobe

Philip Cheah

Electrician

Danny Tan Boon Cheang

Swing Gang

Bernard Kong Hong Cheong

Location Scout

Elizabeth Cheong

Other

Leong Wai Cheong

Swing Gang

Vivienne Cheong

Other

Esther Chin

Art Assistant

Lew Yoke Chin

Art Assistant

Francis Chin Yew Cho

Animal Wrangler

Yen Ngan Chong

Art Assistant

Yew Pah Chong

Wardrobe

Charlie Choong

Foreman

Kin Lang Chow

Wardrobe

Chaiyan (lek) Chunsuttiwat

Art Director

Huckle Cleary

Other

Jane Clive

Other

Paul Colford

Wardrobe Assistant

Peter Collias

Scenic Artist

Jackie Collier

Costume Department

Matt Connors

Other

Chris Consani

Visual Effects

Jules Cook

Other

John Cooke

Technical Advisor

Trevor Coop

Camera Operator

Andrew Cooper

Photography

Blake Cornett

Sound

Colin Cottgens

Grip

Steve Courtley

Special Effects Coordinator

Betsy Cox

2-D Artist

John Coxon

Other

Peter Coy

Foreman

Andy Crawford

Dolly Grip

Kelly G Crawford

Editor

Naomi Critcher

Other

Aaron Crothers

Props

Anita Cukurs

2-D Artist

Daisy Cummins

Assistant Director

Tony Cutrono

Director Of Photography

Tony Cutrono

Dp/Cinematographer

Fay Angela D'cruz

Production Assistant

Harry Dacre

Song Performer

Harry Dacre

Song

Lynn-maree Danzey

Script Supervisor

Lisa M. Davidson

Other

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Gilbert De La Garza

Other

John Dearn

Other

Val Deikov

Art Department

Pichada Dejesus

Dialogue Coach

Paul Demarte

Assistant Camera Operator

Darryl Dempsey

Other

John Dennison

Wardrobe Assistant

Patrick Denver

Visual Effects

Ramli Derus

Special Effects

Caleb Deschanel

Director Of Photography

Caleb Deschanel

Dp/Cinematographer

Ray Dew

Other

Tipaporn Dhiensoonthorn

Props

Brad Diebert

Carpenter

Adrian John Dorab

Adr Mixer

Ganesen A/l Doraisamy

Swing Gang

Tony Doyle

Other

Christina Drahos

Visual Effects

Dave Draper

Dolly Grip

Gill Ducker

Production

Tim Duggan

Grip

R Stirling Duguid

Cgi Artist

Bev Dunn

On-Set Dresser

Justine Dunn

Props Buyer

Brian Dusting

Other

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Gertrude East

Scenic Artist

Ahmad Zyul Eddy

Other

Brian Edmonds

Other

Kenneth Edmonds

Song

Colin Edwards

Key Grip

Jan Edwards

Art Department

Ed Elbert

Producer

Ross Emery

Dp/Cinematographer

Ross Emery

Director Of Photography

Joy Enriquez

Song Performer

Tonia Epstein

Other

Mike Fabbri

Art Department

David L Falconer

Other

Seit Kam Fat

Foreman

Chong Ying Fatt

Other

Eithne Fennell

Hairdresser

George Fenton

Music

George Fenton

Music Conductor

George Fenton

Song

Shaune Fielding

Caterer

Marc Fisichella

Art Director

Franck Flick

Assistant Camera Operator

Donal Fortune

Animal Wrangler

Ray Fowler

Special Effects

Gary Fox

Swing Gang

Simon Francis

Grip

Kaye Freemen

Scenic Artist

Mark Fruin

Assistant Property Master

Chun John Fu

Set Production Assistant

Selvaraju S/o Ganapahthy

Camera

Harry Rodolfo Garces

Craft Service

Paul Ghirardani

Art Director

Annie Gilhooly

Art Department Coordinator

Anthony Giltrap

Props

Betty Glasow

Hairdresser

Tony Gomes

Other

Angel Gomez

Stunts

Philip Goonting

Gaffer

Maniam A/l Gopal

Special Effects Assistant

John Gordon

Hairdresser

Mitch Gordon

Other

Paul Gorrie

Pyrotechnics

Martin Grace

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Graysmark

Assistant Director

David Greene

Pyrotechnics

Gene Grigg

Special Effects Foreman

Laurah Grijalva

Other

Greg Hajdu

Construction Manager

Shamshul Bahri Bin Abd Hamid

Grip

Mike Hamilton

Transportation Captain

Emyllia Handon

Wardrobe

Film Details

Also Known As
Anna och kungen
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Romance
War
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Shah Alam, Malaysia; Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Ipoh, Malaysia; Langkawi Island, Malaysia; Penang Port, Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Perak, Malaysia; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

1999

Best Costume Design

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 20, 2000

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1999

Jodie Foster reportedly received $15,000,000 for this role.

Jodie Foster reportedly received $15,000,000 for this role.

Began shooting February 28, 1999.

Completed shooting June 23, 1999.

Anna Leonowens' memoir was adapted for the stage by Rogers & Hammerstein and was filmed twice as "Anna and the King of Siam" (USA/1946), directed by John Cromwell and starring Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne, and as the musical "The King and I" (USA/1956), directed by Walter Lang and starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr.

The film has been banned in Thailand for disrespectfully portraying the Thai monarchy.

Released in United States on Video June 20, 2000

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1999