The Phantom of the Opera


2h 23m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Based on the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the tale tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a n

Film Details

Also Known As
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, Le fantôme de l'opéra, Phantom of the Opera, fantôme de l'opéra
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

Synopsis

Based on the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the tale tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera--exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

Cast

Lee Sellers

Pia Driver

Lorena Randi

Damien Lee Stirk

Isabel Lesto

Adam Pudney

Beth Sheather

Simone De La Rue

Alec Mann

Melanie Perks

Jennifer Ellison

Ben Gant

Jonathon Kitchen

Annalene Beechey

Joanna Woodliffe

Dave Tosh

Scott Wyer

Remy Martyn

Sophie Louise Dann

Luis Gallo Mudarra

Philip Catchpole

Miles Western

Elena Buda

Guilia Florimo

Michael Small

Lee Jerova

Janine Davis

The London Oratory School Schola

Performer

Sophia Hurdley

Jonathon Hill

James Fleet

Dawn Collins

Maddy G Harris

Liesl Dowsett

Jeff Moore

Minnie Driver

Judith Paris

Joanna Ernest

Sandra Ramirez

Carlos Otero

Tess Cunningham

Aaron Sillis

Julia Worsley

Kirsty Tapp

Claire Goodman

Juliet Gough

Jose Tirado

Caroline Lynn

Lorraine Stewart

Georgina Hagerty

Jonathan D Ellis

John Griffiths

Patrick Wilson

Matthew Draper

Ashley Wallen

Candice Evans

Halcro Johnston

Margaret Preece

Voice

David Langham

Paul Costin

Tom Tanscy

Gavin Wilkinson

James Pullman

Miles Elkington

Gabriel Noble

Greet Botterman

Chris Jarvis

Simon Callow

Ben Garner

Timothy Kipling

Lee Chapman

Chris Overton

Rod Buchanan

Robert Purvis

Lucy Potter

Chris Worsey

Andrew Charles Corbett

Michael Mansbridge

Murray Melvin

Paul Brooke

Vanessa Perroncel

Sebastien Torkia

Bethany Elliot

Pascal Langdale

Mandy Holliday

Jackie Marks

Pippa Raine

Terry Kelly

Damien Jackson

Annabel Porter

Lucy Casson

Rachael Crocker

Luke Jackson

Stephen Berkeley

Ryan Jenkins

Rebekah Dobbins

Sarah Frasca

Kevin Mcnally

Gerard Butler

Ramin Karimloo

Jesika Cannon

Gem Collingwood

Ruben Halse

Kathryn Dunn

Stephen B White

Valerie Cutko

Oliver Chopping

Julian Poole

Ciarßn Hinds

Deborah Bundy

Leigh Daniels

Alison Skilbeck

Gavin Lee

Nathan Clarke

Damien Delaney

Lisa Stevens

Marcus Tesch

Amy Lawson

David Arneil

Richard Bayliss

Miranda Richardson

Graham Mcduff

Victor Mcguire

Brian Wheeler

Tristan Keyte

Marilena Nicolaon

Annika Strandberg

Casper Cornish

Alexander Cameron

Emmy Rossum

Blake Clayfield

Imogen Bain

Laura Hounsom

Paul Micha

Mark Carroll

Maryam Pourian

Clinton Goldsmith

Damian Jones

Tricia Deighton

Ralph Broadbent

Crew

Jeff Abberley

Executive Producer

Dominic Ackland-snow

Carpenter

Steve Adamson

Construction

Sylvia Addison

Music Contractor

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects Producer

Sophie Aitken

Caterer

Delphine Allen

Painter

James C Allen

Rigging Electrician

Lucy Allen

Stunt Performer

Mik Allen

Camera Focus Puller

Mark Almond

Plasterer

Rebecca Anastasi

Sound

Stuart Andrews

Music

Barry Angus

Special Effects Technician

Caridad Angus

Stand-In

James Anthony

Sculptor

David Appleby

Grip

Karl Apsey

Carpenter

Lee Apsey

Carpenter

Terry Apsey

Construction Manager

Paul Apted

Assistant Sound Editor

Cate Arbeid

Assistant

Nina Armstrong

Stunt Performer

Linda Ashley

Costume Department

Phillip Atkins

Carpenter

Gerry Atkinson

Props

Darren Bacon

Plasterer

Geoff Bacon

Plasterer

Alex Bailey

Photography

Mark Bailey

Production

Michael Brian Bailey

Rigging Electrician

Anthony Baker

Carpenter

Claire Baker

Assistant

Geoff Ball

Carpenter

Vicky Ball

Construction

James Ballan

Special Effects

Robert Ballan

Special Effects Technician

Terry Bamber

Assistant Director

David Banks

Props

Ken Barley

Construction

Jeff Barnard

Carpenter

Nicola Barnes

Art Department

Dave Bayliss

Rigging Electrician

Wesley Baynham

Plasterer

Margaret Beausang

Sculptor

Robin Beavis

Special Effects Technician

Paul Beeson

Plasterer

Anna Behlmer

Sound Mixer

Ashley Bell

Plasterer

Otis A Bell

Plasterer

Perry Bell

Painter

Ronald Bell

Production

Laurent Ben-mimoun

Matte Painter

Andy Bennett

Stunt Performer

Francis Bennett

Graphic Artist

Glenn Bennett

Digital Effects Artist

Frank Berlin

Painter

Dani Biernat

Stunt Performer

Ian Biggs

Special Effects Technician

Sean Bird

Plasterer

Doug Bishop

Modelmaker

Jaya Bishop

Boom Operator

Maria Bjornson

Production Designer

Samantha Helen Black

Production Coordinator

Julia Blackman

Executive Producer

Neil Blackman

Rigging Electrician

Justin Blampied

Titles

Walter Blanchett

Plasterer

Kathryn Blight

Wardrobe

Stuart Blinco

Painter

Celia Bobak

Set Decorator

Matthew Bovington

Production

Tony Boxall

Plasterer

Guy Bradley

Illustrator

Steven Brill

Rigging Electrician

Ben Broadbridge

Liaison

Anthony Brookman

Costume Supervisor

Emma Brown

Costume Department

Keith Bryant

Film Lab

Lee Bryant

Carpenter

David Bubb

Carpenter

Martin Buchanan

Plasterer

Andy Bull

Motion Control

John Burke

Rigging Electrician

Alan Bushell

Production

John Butler

Plasterer

Kevin Butler

Carpenter

Alexandra Byrne

Costume Designer

Dan Byrne

Carpenter

Robert Byron

Plasterer

David Cain

Assistant Director

Neal Callow

Art Department

Patricia Cameron

Makeup Artist

James Cammack

Plasterer

Tony Cardenas

Rigging Electrician

Stephanie Carey

Stunt Performer

David Carlo

Plasterer

Malcolm Carlo

Production

Anthony Caron-delion

Assistant Art Director

David Carter

Painter

Anna India Cash

Stand-In

Marc Cass

Stunt Performer

Simon Cassels

Titles

Andrew Castle

Carpenter

Tracey Caudle

Stunt Performer

Graham Caulfield

Property Master

Millie Chadbon

Casting Associate

Andy Challis

Rigging Electrician

Jo Chan

Coordinator

Keith Cherry

Carpenter

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

Juliette Cheveley

Stunt Performer

Pundareek Chhaya

Finance Manager

Charlotte Child

Set Costumer

Martin Chitty

Set Costumer

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Tony Christian

Stunt Performer

Mick Chubbock

Plasterer

Vincent Cirilli

Music Editor

Paul Clancy

Special Effects Technician

Dan Clark

Rigging Electrician

Neil Clark

Plasterer

Tim Clark

Matte Painter

Timothy Clark

Music Editor

Vincent Clarke

Electrician

Paul Clogg

Plasterer

Christopher Cockburn

Plasterer

Dean Coffey

Video Playback

Dean Coldham

Plasterer

Melvyn Coleman

Plasterer

Abbi Collins

Stunt Performer

Amanda Collins

Special Effects

Ben Collins

Illustrator

Sophie Collins

Casting Assistant

Paul Colman

Production

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Nicholas Paul Cook

Carpenter

Richard Cooke

Assistant Costume Designer

Aaron Cooley

Assistant

Guy Cope

Rigging Electrician

Hillery Cope

Construction

Jon Corbett

Rigging Electrician

Steven Corke

Carpenter

Jim Cornish

Storyboard Artist

George Cottle

Stunt Performer

Keith Cousins

Executive Producer

George Coussins

Carpenter

Alexandra Coxon

Production Coordinator

Brenda Coxon

Visual Effects Producer

Christopher Craig

Electrician

Steve Crawley

Special Effects Technician

Jamie Crichton

Coordinator

Brandon Criswell

Rotoscope Animator

Jim Crockett

Special Effects

Stephen Crockett

Casting Associate

David Cronnelly

Stunt Performer

Adam Crosby

Painter

Ben Crosby

Painter

Allan B Croucher

Plasterer

Peter Croucher

Plasterer

Graeme Crowther

Instructor

James Crowther

Grip

David Cullen

Original Music

Brian Cuscino

Effects Assistant

Anna-maria D'amato

Wardrobe Dresser

Matthew D'angibau

Camera

Zarene Dallas

Stunt Performer

Peter Darling

Choreographer

Anupam Das

Digital Effects Artist

Carl Davies

Carpenter

Richard Davies

Carpenter

Steve Davies

Rigging Electrician

Nick Davis

Modelmaker

Vikki Davis

Stunt Performer

Tony Dawe

Sound Mixer

Keith Dawson

Special Effects Technician

Guy De Villiers

Music Coordinator

Ray Dell

Production

Kelly Dent

Stunt Performer

Richard Denyer

Carpenter

Amit Dhawal

Rotoscope Animator

Paul Dimmer

Special Effects Technician

Andy Dixon

Carpenter

William Dodds

Assistant Director

Mark Donnelly

Plasterer

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Levan Doran

Stunt Performer

Elena Doria

Dialogue Coach

Sarah Downes

Props

William Draper

Props

Tony Driver

Driver

Keith Dyett

Carpenter

Steven Dyett

Production

Jan Eade

Assistant

Eve Eastmond

Production Accountant

Karen Edwards

Makeup Artist

Paul Edwards

Camera Operator

Steve Eels

Painter

Keith Ellis

Driver

Jody Eltham

Special Effects Technician

Film Details

Also Known As
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, Le fantôme de l'opéra, Phantom of the Opera, fantôme de l'opéra
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

2004

Best Cinematography

2004

Best Song

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States December 22, 2004

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2005

Previous films based on the Phantom story include: the 1925 Universal Pictures production with director Rupert Julian, starring Lon Chaney Jr; the Universal Pictures 1943 production, directed by Arthur Lubin; the 1962 UK production with director Terence Fisher and starring Herbert Lom; the Chinese 1986 production directed by Yang Yanjin and starring Zhai Naishe; the 1989 American production directed by Dwight H Little, starring Robert Englund.

Andrew Lloyd Webber bought back the feature film rights to the property from Warner Bros. However, Warner Bros. still holds an option on the North American distribution rights.

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States December 22, 2004

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2005

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance (Emmy Rossum) by the National Board of Review (NBR).