I Capture the Castle


1h 53m 2002

Brief Synopsis

In 1934, seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain struggles to survive in a decaying English castle. Her father is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel, but hasn't written a word for 12 years; her exquisite sister Rose can only rail against their fate; and their bohemian step-

Film Details

Also Known As
I Captured the Castle, Rose & Cassandra
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Period
Romance
Release Date
2002
Production Company
20/20 Casting; Action Cars Ltd; Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Baker Street Media Finance; Bbc Films; Bbc Films; Cineimage; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cosprop; David Deane Associates; Distant Horizon Corporation; Distant Horizon Corporation; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Icon Uk Group; Isle Of Man Film; Isle Of Man Film; Lays International; Lee Lighting; Lyps Inc; Miramax International; Perpetual Motion Pictures; Premier; Sapex; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Set Meals; Simon Olswang; The Travel Company; Videosonics Cinema Sound
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films; Bbc Films; Hoyts Distribution; Momentum Pictures Limited; Pretty Pictures; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; United International Pictures
Location
Eltham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom; Isle of Man; Manobier Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

In 1934, seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain struggles to survive in a decaying English castle. Her father is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel, but hasn't written a word for 12 years; her exquisite sister Rose can only rail against their fate; and their bohemian step-mother Topaz is a nudist, and no help at all. Salvation comes in the form of their American landlord Simon Cotton and his brother Neil. Although initially repelled by Simon, Rose is determined to make him fall in love with her and succeeds. A wedding is arranged and Cassandra is left on the sidelines as everyone around her is drawn into a maelstrom of interconnected relationships. But events spiral out of control, and before the summer ends she will experience frustrated desire, first love, and a broken heart.

Crew

Luke Alkin

Script Executive (For Bbc Films)

Stan Apperley

Supervising Plasterer (Wales)

Deborah Aquila

Casting (Usa)

Trevor Atkins

Unit Driver

Jim Bakhle

Tutor

Robin Beard

Lead Digital Compositor (Men From Mars)

Jo Beckett

Unit Manager

Rosie Bedford-stradling

Unit Nurse

Nick Beeks-sanders

Camera Operator

Matt Biffa

Music Supervisor (Air Edel Associates Limited)

Steve Boag

Visual Effects Producer (Cineimage)

Mick Boddy

Facilities Driver

John Bohan

Construction Manager

Eddy Booth

Unit Driver

Phil Booth

Second Assistant Director

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

John Botton

Dressing Props

Irena Brignull

Script Editor

Fred Brown

Electrician

Peter Brown

Carpenter

Tom Brown

Assistant Art Director

Dave Bruyea

Facilities Driver

Tommy Bryce

Facilities Driver

Dan Budd

Assistant Accountant

Colin Burgess

Stand-By Propman

Gianluca Buttari

Foley Assistant

Jayne Buxton

Makeup Artist

Jayne Buxton

Hair Stylist

Rose Byrne

Song Performer ("Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind"), Song Performer ("The Very Thought Of You")

Nick Cain

Contracts Manager (For The Isle Of Man Film Commission)

Frank Carr

Facilities Driver

Roy Chapman

Dressing Props

Steve Christian

Executive Producer

Bill Clare

Facilities Driver

Ian Clark

Action Vehicles (Action Cars Ltd)

Cleone Clarke

Associate Producer

Karen Comish

Unit Driver

Darren Conway

Plasterer

Richard Cooke

Assistant Costume Designer

Charles Cooper

Unit Nurse

Marc Cooper

Coproducer

Jimmy Coutts

Minibus Driver

Nigel Crafts

Stand-By Carpenter

Fred Crawford

Rigger

Sandra Cronan

Jewelry (For Sinead Cusack)

Gary Crosby

Supervising Painter (Isle Of Man)

Fiona Curran

Additional Dialogue Editor

Adam Dale

Aerial Cameraman

Tonia Davall

Music Contractor

Tim Desbois

Flight Coordinator

Anke Dette

Catering Assistant

Howard Dietz

Song ("You And The Night And The Music")

Ian Differ

Assistant Editor

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Hilary Dugdale

Films Manager (For The Isle Of Man Film Commission)

Dean Dunham

Painter

Kate Eden

Costume Supervisor

Chloe Emmerson

Associate Casting Director

Keith Evans

Executive Producer

Laura Evans

Assistant Editor

Judy Farr

Set Decorator

Evelyn Ficarra

Supervising Dialogue Editor

Wick Finch

Gaffer

Michael Finlay

Painter

Kim Fletcher

Administration Assistant (For The Isle Of Man Film Commission)

Duncan Flower

Unit Manager (Isle Of Man)

Simon Frame

Visual Effects Supervisor (Men From Mars)

Sadie Fraser

Floor Runner (London)

Sadie Fraser

Stand-In (London)

Romola Garai

Song Performer ("The Rrrrumba")

Barry Gibbs

Property Master

Jane Gibson

Choreographer

Jane Gibson

Movement Consultant

Tom Glaisyer

Stand-In (London)

Tom Glaisyer

Floor Runner (London)

Peter Glossop

Production Sound Mixer

Gavin Gordon

Carpenter

John Gordon

Catering Manager

Richard Greatrex

Director Of Photography

Keith Hamshere

Stills Photographer

Bill Hargreaves

Property Storeman

James Harris

Sound Assistant

Peter Hawkins

Supervising Rigger

Guy Heeley

First Assistant Director

Dermot Hickey

Focus Puller

Sean Higgins

Plasterer

Helen Hill

Costume Maker

Mildred Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday")

Patty Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday")

Scott Hillier

Stand-By Riggers

Sue Hills

Script Supervisor

Rachel Himbury

Casting Assistant

Carin Hoff

Second Assistant Costume Designer

Roger Holden

Greensman

Alex Hudd

Dolby Sound Consultant

Daisy Hughes

Stand-In (Wales)

Daisy Hughes

Floor Runner (Wales)

John Hurley

Camera Trainee

Christopher Hutchins

Production Runner

Tom Innes

Facilities Driver

Mark Barry Jackson

Helicopter Pilot

Kate Rhodes James

Casting Director

Deborah Jarvis

Hair Stylist

Deborah Jarvis

Makeup Artist

Tom Jenkins

Assistant Engineer

Jeremy Johns

Production Manager

Daniel Johnson

Assistant Dubbing Mixer

Hugh Johnson

Rerecording Mixer

Sara Keene

Publicity

John Paul Kelly

Production Designer

Danny Kent

Unit Driver

George King

Stagehand

Buffy Kirkpatrick

Casting Assistant

David Knight

Supervising Plasterer (Isle Of Man)

Melissa Lake

Foley Artist

Marshall Leviten

Production Coordinator

Emma Lightbody

Production Assistant (For The Isle Of Man Film Commission)

Karen Lindsay Stewart

Development Casting

Thomas Lowen

Stand-By Riggers

Dave Lowery

Carpenter

Miriam Ludbrook

Additional Adr Editor

Emma Macdevitt

Stand-By Art Director

Darren Mackie

Floor Runner

John Madden

Plasterer

Dario Marianelli

Original Music

Dario Marianelli

Song ("Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind"), Song ("The Rrrrumba")

Dario Marianelli

Music

Dario Marianelli

Music Conductor

Vicky Marks

Third Assistant Director

Tom Martin

Hod Carpenter

Santi Martinez

Facilities Driver

Ivan Mavor

Accounts Assistant

Ray Mcgough

Minibus Driver

Dave Mcgrath

Adr Recordist

Lucy Mclaren

Catering Assistant

Eamon Mcloughlin

Supervising Carpenter

Kate Michi

Catering Assistant

Victoria Mielewska

Dialogue Coach (Australia)

Shaun Mills

Sound Maintenance

Stephen Moore

Casting Assistant

Karen Moran

Unit Driver

Jack Morgan

Stand-In (Wales)

Jack Morgan

Floor Runner (Wales)

Charlie Morris

Facilities Driver

Wayne Morris

Facilities Driver

Colin Mutch

Stand-By Propman

Mike Newell

Executive Producer

Anne Nichols

Costume Maker

Ray Noble

Song ("The Very Thought Of You")

Danny O'regan

Carpenter

Bernard O'reilly

Supervising Sound Editor

Seamus O'sullivan

Carpenter

Tom O'sullivan

Best Boy

Yvonne Otzen

Costume Assistant

David Parfitt

Producer

Darryl Paterson

Chargehand Dressing Props

Steve Pattenden

Electrician

Huw Phillips

Rush Grader

Luan Placks

Costume Assistant

Steve Price

Music Engineer

Sui Rajakaruna

Art Department Assistant

David Reynolds

Chef

Caroline Rigby

Costume Assistant

Maggie Rodford

Music Supervisor (Air Edel Associates Limited)

Ed Rutherford

Clapper Loader

Peter Ryan

Assistant Choreographer

Ron Savoury

Generator Operator

Arthur Schwartz

Song ("You And The Night And The Music")

Becky Scoffield

Production Runner

Claire Scott

Accommodation Coordinator

Dorothy Sewell

Unit Nurse

Shruti Shah

Production Accountant

William Shakespeare

Lyrics ("Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind")

Roy Sharman

Editor

Mark Shivas

Executive Producer

Kenneth Sillito

Orchestra Leader

Anant Singh

Executive Producer

Hilary Skewes

Music Contractor

Richard Sloggett

Unit Driver

James Smart

Electrician

Adam Smith

Facilities Driver

Colin Smith

Plasterer

Dodie Smith

Source Material (From Novel:"I Capture The Castle")

Zoe Smith

Props Buyer

Barnaby Smyth

Adr Recordist

Barnaby Smyth

Foley Editor

Barnaby Smyth

Foley Recordist

Mike Stallion

Art Director

Glenn Start

Stand-By Painter

Amanda Stevens

Location Manager

Ian Storey

Catering Manager

Graeme Stoten

Dubbing Mixer

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist

Anthony Swaby

Stand-In (Isle Of Man)

Anthony Swaby

Floor Runner (Isle Of Man)

Matthew Symonds

Digital Compositing (Cineimage)

Heidi Thomas

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Billy Thompson

Plasterer

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Dominic Tuohy

Special Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
I Captured the Castle, Rose & Cassandra
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Period
Romance
Release Date
2002
Production Company
20/20 Casting; Action Cars Ltd; Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Baker Street Media Finance; Bbc Films; Bbc Films; Cineimage; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cosprop; David Deane Associates; Distant Horizon Corporation; Distant Horizon Corporation; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Icon Uk Group; Isle Of Man Film; Isle Of Man Film; Lays International; Lee Lighting; Lyps Inc; Miramax International; Perpetual Motion Pictures; Premier; Sapex; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Set Meals; Simon Olswang; The Travel Company; Videosonics Cinema Sound
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films; Bbc Films; Hoyts Distribution; Momentum Pictures Limited; Pretty Pictures; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; United International Pictures
Location
Eltham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom; Isle of Man; Manobier Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actor (Bill Nighy) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Kodak

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003