An Ideal Husband


1h 36m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In a moment of youthful indiscretion, Sir Robert Chiltern provided an Austrian baron with secret Foreign Office information. As payment he received the money that became the basis of his fortune and of his splendid, otherwise unimpeachable government career. Years later, he is blackmailed by a myste

Film Details

Also Known As
En idealisk äkta man, Ideal Husband, Un Mari ideal
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Leavesden Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

In a moment of youthful indiscretion, Sir Robert Chiltern provided an Austrian baron with secret Foreign Office information. As payment he received the money that became the basis of his fortune and of his splendid, otherwise unimpeachable government career. Years later, he is blackmailed by a mysterious woman who also happens to be an acquaintance of his wife. Seeking the advice of his best friend, Sir Chiltern is told to confess everything to his wife and seek her support, but he refuses to tarnish the ideal image he believes his wife has of him and their marriage. His refusal to tell his wife has severe consequences as she becomes as much of threat to his position as the blackmailer.

Crew

Christopher Ackland

Sound Editor

Simon Alderton

Other

Edmund Alexander

Electrician

Geoffrey Alexander

Music

Peter Andrews

Production

David Appleby

Key Grip

Alex Bailey

Photography

Fiona Baker

Stand-In

Nicky Kentish Barnes

Coproducer

Bill Beenham

Other

John Bell

Original Music

Guy Bensley

Editor

Malcolm Bensted

Props

Robert Binnall

Other

Brian Borham

Driver

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Lia Bourne

Driver

Derek Boyes

Office Runner

Emily Bradbury

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Jimmy Brant

Driver

Veronica Brebner

Makeup

Brian Brookner

Driver

Katherine Burchill

Costumes

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

John Butler

Other

Matt Butler

Electrician

Eddie Cain

Special Thanks To

Andrea Calderwood

Executive Producer

Andy Carter

Driver

Joe Cassar

Carpenter

Graham Caulfield

Props

Peter Chester

Best Boy

Simon Crawford-collins

Location Manager

Chris Crome

Special Thanks To

Mick Crowley

Props

Denis Culhane

Carpenter

Chris Cullum

Other

Nick Cupac

Driver

Graham Cussell

Electrician

Chris Dale

Camera Trainee

Bruce Davey

Producer

Chris Davies

Electrician

Tom Davies

Carpenter

Henry Davis

Art Assistant

Tim Demalmanche

Driver

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Paul Dimmer

Special Effects

Christian Dior

Special Thanks To

Tamsin Dorling

Makeup

Ravi Dube

Facilities Supervisor

Matt Dunkley

Music

Jo Farr

Unit Production Manager

Steve Finn

Sound

Stephen Fitzwater

Construction

Joanna Foley

Art Assistant

M Foster

Other

Kevin Fowler

Production

Celestia Fox

Casting

Susan French

Assistant Sound Editor

Uri Fruchtmann

Producer

John Galliano

Special Thanks To

James Gemmill

Other

Alan Genham

Other

Paul Gooch

Hairdresser

Colin Gray

Props

Elli Griff

Art Director

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Lisa Grimes

Location Assistant

Ali Gross

Costume Supervisor

Rachelle Gryn

Assistant

Steve Halder

Carpenter

Wayne Hammond

Carpenter

Caroline Harris

Costume Designer

Judith Harris

Accounting Assistant

Gary Hedges

Carpenter

Richard Hewitt

Assistant Director

Mike Higham

Music Editor

Charmian Hoare

Dialect Coach

Bill Hobbs

Stunt Coordinator

Joe Hobbs

Wardrobe

Peter Hooper

Propman

Michael Howells

Production Designer

Martin Hubbard

Carpenter

Erol Hunt

Office Runner

Nick Ingman

Music

Russel Jackson

Advisor

Nicky Jarvis

Other

Colin Jefferies

Driver

Paul Jennings

Stunt Man

Alex Johnson

Casting Associate

David Johnson

Director Of Photography

David Johnson

Dp/Cinematographer

Ralph Kamp

Executive Producer

Debbie Kaye

Other

Paul Kelly

Electrician

Martin Kenzie

Camera Operator

Townley Knott

Driver

Mo Lahaye

Driver

Susan B. Landau

Executive Producer

Melissa Layton-skorepa

Costumes

Katie Lee

Set Decorator

Marshall Leviten

Assistant Director

Peter Lindsay

Sound Recordist

James Linton

Stand-In

Marcus Love

Wardrobe

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

Sarah Lucraft

Production Accountant

Miriam Ludbrook

Foley Editor

Rod Mclean

Art Director

Steve Mercer

Assistant Editor

Lorne Michaels

Special Thanks To

Nick Milner

Props

Charlie Mole

Music

Dean Moran

Driver

Ron Narduzzo

Driver

Benjamin Neal

Accounting Assistant

Barry Newell

Driver

John Nichol

Driver

Sue Nye

Choreographer

Eddie O'neill

Production

Marnie Ormiston

Costumes

Robert Palmer

Other

Oliver Parker

Screenplay

Steve Payne

Props

Matthew Penry-davey

Assistant Director

Julie Philpott

Assistant Art Director

John Pitt

Other

Steve Price

Sound Mixer

Jamie Pritchard

Hair

Graeme Purdy

Property Master

Asha Radwan

Assistant Production Coordinator

Brian Reilly

Other

Jason Reilly

Other

Adrian Rhodes

Rerecording

Brian Richards

Driver

Marcella Riordan

Adr

Malcolm Roberts

Construction Manager

Mari Roberts

Production Assistant

Sherrie Robinson

Stand-In

Waldo Roeg

Production Supervisor

Joanna Rogers

Assistant

Malcolm Rose

Sound

Bernard Ryan

Carpenter

Toby Sherborne

Assistant Director

Bob Sherwood

Props

Ron Shillingford

Music

Alfie Smith

Props

Michael D Smith

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert E Smith

Driver

Jim Staines

Storyboard Artist

John Stanborough

Other

Kirstie Stanway

Makeup

Rupert Steggle

Costumes

Jim Stephens

Driver

Lucinda Sturgis

Props Buyer

Paul Swann

Film Lab

Elizabeth Tagg

Makeup Artist

Ann Taylor

Art Assistant

Barnaby Thompson

Producer

Eliza Thompson

Music Supervisor

Mike Townend

Original Music

Paul Tucker

Coproducer

Bevan Walsh

Office Runner

Aaron Walters

Electrician

Gavin Walters

Gaffer

Graham Bruce Weames

Carpenter

Colleen Webley

Video Assist/Playback

Kenneth Welland

Other

Paul Westacott

Other

Frank Whithouse

Other

Oscar Wilde

Play As Source Material

Stuart Willis

Production

Art Wilmott

Driver

Tania Windsor

Post-Production Supervisor

Gavyn Wright

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
En idealisk äkta man, Ideal Husband, Un Mari ideal
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Leavesden Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 18, 1999

Expanded Release in United States June 25, 1999

Expanded Release in United States July 2, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 18, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 25 - March 5, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Opening Night) June 1-6, 1999.)

Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor (Everett) at the 1999 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Summer June 18, 1999

Expanded Release in United States June 25, 1999

Expanded Release in United States July 2, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 18, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 25 - March 5, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Opening Night) June 1-6, 1999.

Began shooting June 22, 1998.

Completed shooting August 14, 1998.