Little Voice


1h 36m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A magical musical comedy which centers on the reticent and reclusive, Laura Hoff, who lives with her mother in a small English seaside town. Her father has died, leaving her no-one to listen to classic songs with, and a mother who is refinding her sexuality with a sleazy London talent agent. She wit

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Twickenham Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A magical musical comedy which centers on the reticent and reclusive, Laura Hoff, who lives with her mother in a small English seaside town. Her father has died, leaving her no-one to listen to classic songs with, and a mother who is refinding her sexuality with a sleazy London talent agent. She withdraws to her room, talking to no-one but singing to herself. Her talent is to impersonate famous singing stars, from Judy Garland to Marlene Dietrich. When Ray, the talent agent hears her, he tries to persuade her to go on the stage as a way to honor her dad's memory. When Little Voice's private gift becomes a public spectacle, she stands at the crossroads of losing her soul - or finding her own true voice.

Crew

John Altman

Music

Frances Bennett

Art Director

Jonathan Benson

Assistant Director

Les Benson

Property Master

Sam Bloor

Electrician

Steve Bohan

Construction Manager

Eddie Bolger

Carpenter

Laurie Borg

Coproducer

Harry Bowers

Other

Jed Bray

Driver

Peter Brook

Driver

Wendy Broom

Production Coordinator

John Bush

Set Decorator

Jim Cartwright

Play As Source Material

Tony Clarkson

Unit Production Manager

Andy Collins

Director Of Photography

Rachael Coward

Production

Gary Crosby

Other

David Crossman

Wardrobe Assistant

Mick Crowley

Props

Sara Desmond

Assistant Director

Joe Dipple

Props

Robert Dixon

Construction

Tamsin Dorling

Makeup Assistant

Jaqueline Duell

Other

Dean Dunham

Other

Nigel Egerton

Assistant Costume Designer

Colin Ellis

Props

Michael Ellis

Editor

Mark Evans

Electrician

Kathy Ewings

Accounting Assistant

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Steve Finch

Electrician

Steve Finn

Sound

Tanya Freedman

Production Assistant

Charlie Gayner

Carpenter

Adrian Goldy

Driver

Mark Goodman

Production

Howard Grace

Stand-In

Johanna Graysmark

Art Director

Ryan Green

Office Runner

Emma Griffiths

Assistant Director

Simon Harris

Assistant Editor

Jenny Hawkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gary Hedges

Carpenter

Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer

Mark Henson

Stunt Man

Mark C Herbert

Location Manager

Mark Herman

Screenplay

Bob Hollow

Special Effects Supervisor

Julie Horan

Production Assistant

Tom Innes

Construction

Nicky Jarvis

Other

Priscilla John

Casting Director

Elizabeth Karlsen

Producer

Peter Swords King

Makeup

Bob Last

Music Supervisor

Peter Lindsay

Sound Recordist

Inge Loeffen

Production Assistant

Tom Martin

Carpenter

Ian Maskell

Other

Hugh Mclellan

Transportation Captain

Hugh Mclellan

Makeup

Dennis Mctaggart

Sound Editor

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Mark Milsome

Other

Colin Morris

Driver

Neil Murrum

Props

Angela Noakes Wharton

Script Supervisor

Daniel O'regan

Carpenter

Daniel O'regan

Carpenter

John O'regan

Carpenter

John Palmer

Propman

Alison Pitman

Location Assistant

Chris Plevin

Camera Operator

Steven Pollecutt

Other

Nic Powell

Executive Producer

Fiona Richards

Assistant Director

Claire Robertson

Accounting Assistant

Alex Robinson

Driver

Malcolm Rose

Sound

Malcolm Sheehan

Grip

Lee Sheward

Stunt Coordinator

Jimmy Smith

Wardrobe Dresser

Laurie Sparham

Photography

Kirstie Stanway

Makeup Assistant

Denis Swan

Wardrobe

Roy Tait

Camera

Don Taylor

Production Designer

Jo Thompson

Other

Steve Timms

Driver

Vick Todd

Props

Bruno Tonioli

Choreographer

Kevin Trehy

Production Accountant

Elizabeth Trott

Camera Trainee

Romany Turner

Assistant

Paul Webster

Co-Executive Producer

Bob Weinstein

Co-Executive Producer

Harvey Weinstein

Co-Executive Producer

Paul Westacott

Art Director

Derek Whorlow

Production

Peter Wilkinson

Other

Eddie Woltsencroft

Other

Stephen Woolley

Executive Producer

George Worley

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Twickenham Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actress

1998
Brenda Blethyn

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 1998 awards, including Best Actress (Jane Horrocks) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 1998

Limited Release in United States December 4, 1998

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Winter December 4, 1998

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night) November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California October 1-11, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 10-19, 1998.

Sam Mendes directed the original London stage performance of "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" and was previously attached to direct from his screenplay. British helmer Beeban Kidron was also previously attached to this project.

Began shooting October 20, 1997.

Completed shooting December 20, 1997.

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California October 1-11, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter December 4, 1998

Limited Release in United States December 4, 1998

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 1998

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night) November 5-19, 1998.)