A Midwinter's Tale


1h 38m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Joe Harper is a struggling actor who's been recently rejected by both his girlfriend and by Hollywood producer Nancy Crawford. Only his agent, Margaretta D'Arcy, still believes in him. Just. Which is more than Joe can say for himself. Taking his last stand against outrageous fortune, Joe decides to

Film Details

Also Known As
Au beau milieu de l'hiver, In the Bleak Midwinter, Midwinter's Tale
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Castle Rock Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Rank Film Distributors Ltd; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ufd
Location
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Woking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Joe Harper is a struggling actor who's been recently rejected by both his girlfriend and by Hollywood producer Nancy Crawford. Only his agent, Margaretta D'Arcy, still believes in him. Just. Which is more than Joe can say for himself. Taking his last stand against outrageous fortune, Joe decides to direct a production of "Hamlet" over the forthcoming Christmas holidays. He will finance it with the last of his savings (and a loan from Margaretta) and will play the Danish prince himself. Without much room to maneuver, he signs up a cast of six--grumpy Henry Wakefield, self-absorbed Tom Newman, eccentric Carnforth Greville, cocky Vernon Spatch, campy Terry du Bois and scatty Nina Raymond--to play the twenty-four roles in Shakespeare's greatest play. Joe transports them to the village of Hope where "Hamlet" will be mounted in a church which is threatened by developers. By bringing theater to the community, Joe hopes to prove the church's usefulness and save more than his own uphappy soul.

Crew

David Appleby

Stills Photographer

Marc Atherfold

Camera Trainee

David Barron

Producer

Mike Bevan

Unit Driver

Celia Bobak

Production Buyer

Kenneth Branagh

Screenwriter

Robbie Broughton

2nd Assistant Editor

Anne Cassey

Other

Rebecca Ciallella

Director'S Runner

Michael Cohen

Stagehand

Trevor Coop

Camera Operator

John Curtis

Other

Neil Farrell

1st Assistant Editor

Neil Farrell

Editor

Clive Fleury

Boom Operator

Paul Gambey

Unit Driver

Peter Glossop

Sound Mixer

Tom Glossop

Sound Assistant

Nigel Gower

Other

Peter Grant

Props

Peter Grant

Standby Props

Emma Griffiths

Floor Runner

Caroline Harris

Costume Designer

Tim Harvey

Production Designer

Sara Keene

Publicity (Corbett & Keene)

Caroline Kelly

Wardrobe Mistress

Roger Lancer

Director Of Photography

Skip Margetts

Other

Frank Billington Marks

Props Master

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Mark Moriarty

Other

Simon Moseley

1st Assistant Director

Peter Mounsey

Other

Alf Newvell

Other

Tom O'sullivan

Electrician

Nic Pallace

Location Manager

Nick Penn

Other

Matthew Penry-davey

Floor Runner

Ken Pettigrew

Gaffer

Claire Porter

Costume Assistant

Emma Pounds

2nd Assistant Director

Iona Price

Associate Producer

Ivana Primorac

Chief Makeup Artist

Terry Pritchard

Transportation Captain

Darren Quinn

Grip

Ian Rolfe

Other

Sally Ross

Production Office Runner

John Sargent

Production Accountant

Brian Shemmings

Health And Safety Advisor

Jenny Shircore

Chief Makeup Artist

Gail Stevens

Casting

Tamar Thomas

Associate Producer

Tom G White

Location Manager

Anna Worley

Script Supervisor

Jimmy Yuill

Composer

Film Details

Also Known As
Au beau milieu de l'hiver, In the Bleak Midwinter, Midwinter's Tale
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Castle Rock Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Rank Film Distributors Ltd; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ufd
Location
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Woking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 9, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 16, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 23, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 8, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 22, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States November 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-21, 1995.

Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.

Completed shooting April 8, 1995.

Began shooting March 10, 1995.

Released in United States Winter February 9, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 16, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 23, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 8, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 22, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-21, 1995.)

Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night in Salt Lake City) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)