Being Julia


1h 45m 2004

Brief Synopsis

In London in 1938, actress Julia Lambert is at her peak, physically and profesionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome impressario Michael Gosselyn have become stale and unfulfilling. She longs for novelty, excitement, sparks. Enter Tom Fennell. a younger man who cl

Film Details

Also Known As
Csodalatos Julia, Theatre
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS/THINKFILM
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

In London in 1938, actress Julia Lambert is at her peak, physically and profesionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome impressario Michael Gosselyn have become stale and unfulfilling. She longs for novelty, excitement, sparks. Enter Tom Fennell. a younger man who claims to be Julia's greatest fan. Finding his ardor irresistable, she decides that romance is the best antidote to a mid-life crisis and embarks on a passionate affair. Life becomes more daring and exciting, until Julia's young lover callously tries to relegate her to a supporting rle. But on opening night, Julia reveals that she is a more formidbale actress than anyone ever imagined.

Crew

Luciana Arrighi

Production Designer

Adam Barrington

Assistant Director

Balazs Belafalvy

Camera Operator

Jay Benedict

Casting

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

Fred Brennan

Supervising Sound Editor

John Buchan

Casting

William Cameron

Main Title Design

David G Carbone

Painter

Richard Carless

Advisor

Alalia Chetwynd

Painter

Neil Chordia

Production Manager

Judit Csak

Art Department

Sandra Cunningham

Coproducer

Mychael Danna

Original Music

Mychael Danna

Music

Roderick Deogrades

Sound Effects Editor

Nicholas Dodd

Music Conductor

Nicholas Dodd

Original Music

Tommy Dorsey

Song Performer

William Dutton

Assistant Director

Judit Endrenyi

Makeup Artist

Erzsebet Forgacs

Makeup Supervisor

Celestia Fox

Casting

Stefan Fraticelli

Foley Artist

Liz Gallacher

Music Supervisor

Paul Ghirardani

Art Director

Tamas Guba

Location Manager

Henry Hall

Song Performer

David Harris

Special Effects

Ronald Harwood

Screenplay

Stuart Howell

Steadicam Operator

Paul Intson

Music Editor

Lucy Jack

Production Coordinator

Lorand Javor

Art Director

Alison Jiear

Song Performer

Janosne Kajtar

Hair

Simon Kaye

Sound

Simon Kaye

Sound Mixer

Garrett Kerr

Dialogue Editor

Lajos Koltai

Director Of Photography

Attila Kovacs

Production Designer

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Gyula Krasnyanszky

Special Effects Supervisor

Lesley Lamont-fisher

Makeup Artist

Robert Lantos

Producer

Grit Laskin

Song Performer

Mari Mako

Casting Director

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

William Somerset Maugham

Source Material

David Mccallum

Sound Effects Editor

Ron Mellegers

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mark Milln

Executive Producer

Steve Mortimore

Location Manager

David Murphy

Wardrobe Supervisor

Mark Musselman

Coproducer

Tamas P. Nyerges

Steadicam Operator

Ferenc Ormos

Special Effects

Ferenc Ormos

Special Effects Supervisor

Lajos Ovari

Unit Production Manager

Lajos Ovari

Coproducer

Andrew Pecs

Accountant

Daniel Pellerin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marion Pilowsky

Executive Producer

Gabriella Prekop

Consultant

Chris Redman

Hairdresser

Pippa Roberts

Graphics

Julia Rosenberg

Coproducer

Emma Sanders

Post-Production Coordinator

Phoebe Scholfield

Casting

Eric Scruby

Hairdresser

Ron Searles

Music

Karen E. Shaw

Production Coordinator

Susan Shipton

Editor

Denzal Sinclaire

Song Performer

Stephen Sitarski

Soloist

David Spah

Assistant Director

Donald A. Starr

Executive Producer

Zsuzsa Stenger

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gail Stevens

Casting

Ted Swancott

Adr

Istvan Szaladjak

Camera Operator

Krisztina Szilagyi

Art Department

Jane Tattersall

Sound Effects Editor

Andrew Tay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Daniel Jb Taylor

Executive Producer

Gabor Teni

Unit Manager

The Andrews Sisters

Song Performer

The Mills Brothers

Song Performer

Guy Travers

Assistant Director

Kevan Van Thompson

Line Producer

Ned Vukovic

Dialogue Coach

Lori Waters

Post-Production Supervisor

Don White

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ian Whittaker

Set Decorator

Timna Woolard

Painter

Elaine Yarish

Script Supervisor

David Yonson

Adr

Mark Zsifkovits

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Csodalatos Julia, Theatre
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS/THINKFILM
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2004
Annette Bening

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Actress (Annette Bening) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2004 Satellite Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical (Annette Benning) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall October 15, 2004

Limited Release in United States October 15, 2004

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005

Released in United States 2004

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States 2005

Shown at Vancouver Film Festival (Opening Night) September 23 - October 2, 2004.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.

Project was previously set up at Myriad Pictures.

Miranda Richardson was formerly attached to star.

One of three films backed by the First Choice tax fund.

Peter Yates was formerly attached to direct.

Released in United States Fall October 15, 2004

Limited Release in United States October 15, 2004

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005

Released in United States 2004 (Shown at Vancouver Film Festival (Opening Night) September 23 - October 2, 2004.)

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 2004.)