The Cazalets


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

On the eve of World War II, the Cazalet clan assembles at the family estate in Sussex, England. The drama centers on three brothers and a sister (Hugh, Edward, Rupert, Rachel), their spouses (Villy, Sybil, Zoe) and their children, from infants to adolescents coming of age in an ominously changing wo

Film Details

Also Known As
Cazalets, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre (10/22/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

On the eve of World War II, the Cazalet clan assembles at the family estate in Sussex, England. The drama centers on three brothers and a sister (Hugh, Edward, Rupert, Rachel), their spouses (Villy, Sybil, Zoe) and their children, from infants to adolescents coming of age in an ominously changing world from 1937 to 1947. As war is declared with Germany, Rupert, who has given up his artist's career to join the family firm, now signs up with the navy. Edward joins the RAF as a ground officer in the Battle of Britain. Hugh elects to stay with the firm and serve as an air raid warden during the Blitz. Meanwhile, Zoe is pregnant again after the death of her baby, and Edward's daughter Louise learns of his affair with Mrs. Macintosh. Rupert is reported missing during the Dunkirk evacuation. The family is resigned to his death, but his daughter Clary believes he is alive and fighting for the French resistance. Louise, now a drama student, catches the eye of handsome Michael Hadleigh, a famous portrait painter. Rachel falls out with her lesbian lover. During the Blitz, the family sawmill is obliterated. With a new baby and a missing husband, Zoe volunteers at a hospital and befriends a horribly disfigured airman. Christopher, the 18-year-old cousin of the Cazalet children, announces his pacifism and refuses to enlist, incurring the wrath of his father, a wounded veteran of World War I. Refusing to give up hope for her father, Clary writes General DeGaulle for information on his whereabouts. While working on airfield construction, Christopher has a mental breakdown and is hospitalized, not knowing his name. Sibyl and Hugh struggle with her terminal cancer, which each knows about but won't discuss with the other. Edward's mistress announces she is pregnant. Clary learns her father has been seen in France and wedding bells ring for Louise and Michael. America enters the war, ending the darkest days for Britain.

Crew

Jo Aitchison

Art Assistant

John Ashbridge

Production Designer

Iain Atkinson

Assistant Director

Alison Barnett

Line Producer

Andrew Barratt

Stand-In

Kay Bilk

Makeup Artist

David Boardman

Location Manager

Janice Brackenridge

Script Supervisor

Sally Anne Bragg

Makeup Artist

David Brock

Props

Liza Carmel

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jan Cholawo

Editor

Lee Chrichlow

Editor

Nobby Clark

Construction

Nicky Coats

Production Accountant

Kate Cobbold

Assistant Production Accountant

Abi Cohen

Casting Director

Anthony Combes

Editor

Dan Crinnion

Assistant Editor

John Dines

Location Scout

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Lee Eldred

Electrician

Malcolm Elliot

Carpenter

Terry Elms

Sound Recordist

Stephen Foster

Gaffer

Danielle Fox

Other

Pat Gavin

Titles

Gwilym Goosonowen

Electrician

Antonia Gordon

Other

Dani Gordon

Production Coordinator

Tim Guthrie

Costumes

Pippa Hall

Casting Director

Pippa Harris

Executive Producer

Sara Hawden

Art Director

Dave Hawley

Color

Dean Hawley

Other

Tony Hefferman

Construction Manager

Kevin Hegarty

Props

Glen Henry

Construction

Jackie Hodgson

Makeup Artist

Toby Hosking

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Source Material (From Novel)

Ashley Jackman

Office Runner

Kate Rhodes James

Casting Director

Roz Johnston

Art Director

Richard Jupp

Boom Operator

Julian Knott

Music

Verity Lambert

Producer

Barbara Lampshire

Stand-In

Teresa Lawler

Art Director

Chris Lawson

Special Effects Supervisor

Dickie Lee

Grip

Douglas Livingstone

Writer

Rick Loughlin

Best Boy

Joanna Lumley

Coproducer

John Maskall

Camera Operator

Fiona Mccann

Costumes

Amy Mccombe

Assistant Location Manager

Vicki Mission

Location Scout

Shirley Nevin

Assistant

Ben Norrington

Editor

David Old

Dubbing Mixer

Steven Paige

Costumes

Liz Pearson

Post-Production Supervisor

Dickon Peschek

Property Master

Becki Ponting

Editor

Michael Redmond

Other

Tapio Saimi

Makeup Artist

Richard Sale

Wardrobe

Robert Sellers

Props

Angela Seyfang

Makeup Artist

Danny Shelmerdine

Other

Elaine Smith

Hairdresser

Elaine Smith

Makeup

Lee Tailor

Assistant Director

Frances Tempest

Costume Designer

Jane Tranter

Executive Producer

Robin Vidgeon

Director Of Photography

Bob Weight

Construction

Kevin Westley

Assistant Director

Berndt Wiese

Other

Darren Wisker

Props

Stephen J Wright

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Cazalets, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre (10/22/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia