The Special Relationship


1h 34m 2010

Brief Synopsis

In 1993, Tony Blair was a rising young star in British politics. Three years later he ran for Prime Minister and began a "special relationship" with U.S. President Bill Clinton that endured through triumph, conflict and personal scandal. This is a behind-the-scenes story of two world leaders who fo

Film Details

Also Known As
La relación especial, Relaciones especiales, Special Relations, Special Relationship, relación especial
Release Date
2010
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); BBC Studios; Deluxe 142 Features; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Kennedy/Marshall Company; Twickenham Film Studios; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
HBO Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

In 1993, Tony Blair was a rising young star in British politics. Three years later he ran for Prime Minister and began a "special relationship" with U.S. President Bill Clinton that endured through triumph, conflict and personal scandal. This is a behind-the-scenes story of two world leaders who forged a loyal, if tempestuous, friendship out of the crucible of political necessity.

Crew

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Sabbir Ahmed

Accounting Assistant

John Ames

Video Assistant

Sarah Amft

Wardrobe Assistant

Susan Chika Anisiobi

Accounting Assistant

Mark Appleby

Adr Mixer

Abigail Barbier

Voice Casting

Angharad Barry

Hair & Makeup

Alanna Beaton

Costumer

Ray Beckett

Sound Mixer

Beverly Binda

Hair & Makeup

Antony Bluff

Visual Effects Producer

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Tom Brown

Art Director

Daniel Bryant

Props

John Burke

Rigging Electrician

Corina Burrough

Art Department

Daniel Butler

Electrician

Ricky Butt

Foley Artist

Peter Byrne

Camera Focus Puller

Cosmo Campbell

Camera Operator

Hannah Capron

Graphic Designer

Susan Casey

Wardrobe Dresser

Abi Catto

Clapper Loader

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rebecca Chambers

Assistant Location Manager

Dean Clegg

Art Director

Glenn Coulman

Clapper Loader

Sally Crees

Costumer

Chris Cull

Property Master

Mark Davies

Unit Manager

Saint-clair Davis

Sound Department

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Sascha Dhillon

Assistant Editor

Maria Djurkovic

Production Designer

Frank Doelger

Producer

Oliver Driscoll

Camera Focus Puller

Paul Dunn

Special Effects Supervisor

Joanne Dunphy

Sound Department

Elliot Dupuy

Loader

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Robert Edwards

Adr Mixer

Michael Elliott

Assistant Director

Mike Elliott

Assistant Director

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Sean Farrow

Visual Effects Producer

Corina Floyd

Art Department

Nick Foley

Adr Mixer

Fleur Fontaine

Production Executive

Adam Gascoyne

Compositor

Jason Gill

Costumer

Max Glickman

Clapper Loader

Nina Gold

Casting Director

Molly Grayson

Hair & Makeup

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Sarah Grispo

Hair & Makeup

Luke Haddock

Video Assistant

Jeanette Haley

Post-Production Supervisor

Tristan Haley

Clapper Loader

Piers Hampton

Visual Effects Producer

Will Hardwick

Matte Painter

Andy Harries

Executive Producer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Charlie Hayes

Location Assistant

Polly Hope

Production Coordinator

Carl Hutton

Rigging Electrician

Adam Inglis

Visual Effects

Alex Joseph

Foley Editor

Martin Joy

Location Manager

Yasemin Kascioglu

Costumes

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Producer

Darren King

Adr Editor

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Polixeni Kyriacou

Wardrobe Assistant

Mark Lafbery

Foley Recordist

Christine Langan

Executive Producer

Matt Lawson

Accounting Assistant

Tom Lea

Electrician

Tatiana Macdonald

Set Decorator

Conor Mackey

Adr Editor

Ameneh Mahloudji

Hair & Makeup

Ashwin Makan

Costumer

Emma Mallett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Gilly Martin

Costumer

Claire Mcgrane

Visual Effects Producer

Alastair Mcneil

Accounting Assistant

Dennis Michelson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alex Molden

Production Assistant

Peter Morgan

Executive Producer

Peter Morgan

Writer

Mike Morrison

Post-Production Coordinator

Mike Morrison

Post-Production Coordinator

Chris Mortley

Best Boy

Mark Nelmes

Visual Effects Supervisor

Duncan Newland

Location Assistant

Ginny Nugent

Executive

Stephen O'donoghue

Electrician

Steve O'donoghue

Electrician

Martin Ofori

Compositor

Melanie Oliver

Editor

Maggie Phelan

Production Accountant

Daniel Phillips

Hair

Rob Pizzey

Colorist

Steve Pochetty

Rigging Electrician

Cath Pollard

Adr Mixer

Mike Pope

Compositor

Brenna Rangott

Editor

Nick Ray

Key Grip

James Ray-leary

Grip

Carly Reddin

Art Department

Jenny Reid

Script Supervisor

Simon Riley

Props

Tom Roberts

Props

Paul Rowe

Electrician

Tapio Salmi

Hair & Makeup

Lara Sargent

Post-Production Accountant

Tracey Scoffield

Producer

Dominic Seal

Rigging Gaffer

Andy Shelley

Supervising Sound Editor

Flo Silver

Sound Department

Serdar Simga

Matte Painter

Steve Single

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alastair Sirkett

Supervising Sound Editor

Damian Smythe

Rigging Electrician

Jane Soans

Location Scout

James Spencer

Art Department Assistant

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist

Lupt Utama

Wardrobe Assistant

Lloyd Vincent

Props

Marion Weise

Costume Supervisor

Paul Wellstead

Electric

Peter West

Electrician

Rosanna Westwood

Art Director

Xanthia White

Hair & Makeup

Harry Wiggins

Gaffer

Anthony Wilcox

Assistant Director

Billy Wilson

Props

Ann Wingate

Producer

Charlotte Wiseman

Assistant Costume Designer

Elena Zokas

Unit Production Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
La relación especial, Relaciones especiales, Special Relations, Special Relationship, relación especial
Release Date
2010
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); BBC Studios; Deluxe 142 Features; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Kennedy/Marshall Company; Twickenham Film Studios; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
HBO Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 30, 2010

Aired in United States May 29, 2010

Richard Loncraine replaced Peter Morgan as director.

Hope Davis replaced Julianne Moore in the role of "Hillary Clinton," who dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.

Originally in development as a feature.

Project marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Morgan.

Aired in USA on HBO May 29, 2010.

Project began shooting July 20, 2009.