Restoration


1h 58m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Invited to the court of the charismatic King Charles II, the high-spirited young Robert Merivel cheerfully abandons his medical studies to accept the post of Royal Physician. At the King's request, he enters into a marriage of convenience with Celia, the youngest Royal mistress. In return for knight

Film Details

Also Known As
Kungen & älskarinnan och hennes man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Animated Extras; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; General Screen Enterprises; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Miramax International; Turk Film Services
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Belga Films; Buena Vista International; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Gaumont Buena Vista International; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Dorset, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Invited to the court of the charismatic King Charles II, the high-spirited young Robert Merivel cheerfully abandons his medical studies to accept the post of Royal Physician. At the King's request, he enters into a marriage of convenience with Celia, the youngest Royal mistress. In return for knighthood and a country estate, the King commands Merivel to forgo any conjugal rights to his bride. But Merivel is unable to control his lust for Celia. She firmly rebuffs his advances, and the King, enraged at Merivel's disobedience, strips him of his land and title. He is forced to seek shelter within the confines of an austere Quaker hospice run by a former medical colleague. Once again, Merivel falls prey to the temptations of the flesh, and seeks solace in the arms of Katherine, a patient. Found out and expelled, Merivel takes the now pregnant Katherine back to London. At last he harnesses his resources and in the face of extraordinary adversity, redeems himself as a physician and a man.

Crew

James Acheson

Costume Designer

Jenny Adely

Other

Isabel Aguilar

Assistant Art Director

Sharon Aiken

Assistant (To Meg Ryan)

Geoffrey Alexander

Orchestrator

Robert Allen

Stand-By Stagehand

David Anderson

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

Maria Apodiacos

Script Supervisor

David Appleby

Stills Photographer

Linda Armstrong

Makeup Artist

John Ashcroft

Other

Lawrence Ayres

Dressing Prop

Will Ayres

Dressing Prop

Rory Barratt

Assistant (To Eugenio Zanetti)

Fred Benjafield

Driver

Erica Bensly

Production Coordinator

Les Benson

Props Storeman

Mark Bentley

Associate Producer

Alan Billam

Chargehand Stagehand

Sarah Black

Producer

Bob Blues

Supervising Production Accountant

Danny Boothman

Driver

David Brighton

Special Effects Senior Technician

Cary Brokaw

Producer

Rob Brown

Other

Matthew Bryan

Extras Casting Assistant

Roy Burge

Additional Foley Editor

Ron Burkett

Other

Gilly Case

3rd Assistant Director

Alan Cassie

Supervising Art Director

Peter Cavaciuti

Steadicam Operator

Oscar Chichoni

Illustrator

Claire Christie

Costumes

Jane Clarke

Storyboard Artist

Robin Clarke

Music Editor

Vincent Clarke

Electrician

Jane Clive

Other

Ronnie Cogan

Hairdresser

John Coleman

Driver

Sally Collings

Floor Runner

Mike Compton

Costumes

Rosi Compton

Costumes

John Cornelius

Driver

John Crampton

Special Effects Trainee

Daniel Craven

1st Assistant Editor

Garth Craven

Editor

Sara Creed

Costumes

Naomi Critcher

Other

Jim Crocket

Special Effects Rigger

Gary Cross

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Crouch

Dialogue Editor

Gordon Davis

Accounts Cashier

Brad Dechter

Orchestrator

Steve Dent

Other

James Ducann

Trainee Video P/B Operator

Gill Ducker

Other

Tony Elwell

Driver

Simon Emanuel

Floor Runner

Paul Engelen

Chief Makeup Artist

Terry English

Driver

Jonathan Enraght-moony

Assistant Sound Editor

Andy Evans

Construction Manager

Mark Evans

Electrician

Martin Evans

Supervising Sound Editor

Anthony Fabian

Music Advisor

John Ferguson

Other

Kate Flatt

Choreographer (Court Dancers)

Gerald Fleuss

Calligraphy Advisor

Alan Flying

Wardrobe Master

Geoff Foster

Other

Collin Fox

Other

Simon Fraser

Assistant (To Andy Paterson And Mark Bentley)

Suzanna Freeborn

Other

Jeannette Freeman

Hairdresser

Sandra Frieze

Other

Vincente Gallego

Textile Artist

Linda Gamble

Unit Publicist (Mcdonald & Rutter)

Kim Gaster

2nd Assistant Editor

Gerry Gavigan

1st Assistant Director

Donna Gigliotti

Co-Producer

Debbie Gower

Make-Up Assistant

Matt Gray

Art Department Runner

Ian Green

Assistant Construction Manager

Ian Green

Supervising Carpenter

Bob Groves

Driver

Lucy Guard

Assistant (To Cary Brokaw)

David Gwyther

Driver

Taffy Haines

Sound Maintenance

Sheri Halfon

Avenue Pictures Executive

Anna Hall

Assistant (To Michael Hoffman (Dir))

Sarah Hamilton

Costumes

Jo Harland

Trainee Assistant Editor

Michael Harm

Assistant Location Manager

Bob Hathaway

Music Editor

Edward Hawkins

Other

John Hayward

Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Hedges

Dressing Props Chargehand

Frank Henry

Stand-By Carpenter

Kristy Herr

Assistant (To Cary Brokaw)

B A Higgins

Costumes

Anthony Hogan

Stagehand

Kip Hogopian

Executive Producer

Jacky Holding

Assistant Accountant

Richard Hosken

Practical Electrician

James Newton Howard

Original Score Composer

Kelly Howard-garde

Production Coordinator (Additional Photography)

Paul Hulme

Other

Tommy Hunt

Driver

Peter Hutchinson

Special Effects Supervisor

Stephen Hutchinson

Special Effects Technician

Roy Hyatt

Driver

Joe Illing

Additional Dialogue Editor

Simone Ireland

Assistant Casting Director

Charlie Ixer

Props Storeman

Derek Ixer

Dressing Props Chargehand

Jina Jay

Assistant Casting Director

Michael Jones

Other

John Jordan

Other

Artie Kane

Music Conductor

Simon Kaye

Production Sound Mixer

Ray Keats

Driver

Paul Kemp

Electrician

Dalbag Khaire

Trainee Video P/B Operator

Jeffrey Khan

Other

Peter M King

Art Department Assistant

Jess Kitley

Production Buyer

Aangelica Landry

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Jane Law

Costumes

David Lawrence

Other

Jonathan Lee

Art Director

Jane Lewis

Costume Design Assistant

Louisa Lidbury

Other

Ken Lintott

Makeup Artist

David Lloyd

Driver

John Locke

Stand-In

Andy Long

Best Boy

Ian Madison

Assistant (To Sam Neill)

Simon Manley

Assistant Music Editor

Christine Manning

Costumes

Paul Manning

Costumes

Ann Maskrey

Costumes

Michael Mason

Score Co-Producer

Bettina Mccall

Assistant Sound Editor

Laurie Mcdowell

1st Assistant Editor

Brian Mcgivern

Other

Lorraine Mckee

Other

Ian Mcmillan

Cinematographer (Additional Photography)

Ian Mcmillan

Dp/Cinematographer

Keith Mcnamara

Steadicam Operator

Susan Merzbach

Co-Executive Producer

Nick Middleton

Special Effects Senior Technician

Clive Miles

Driver

Lin Minshull

Trainee Hairdresser

Dave Morgan

Other

Mark Moriarty

Other

Marina Morris

Set Dresser (Additional Photography)

Shawn Murphy

Other

Neil Murran

Driver

Andy Nicholson

Model Maker

Andy Nicholson

Other

Nik Panic

Post Production Coordinator

Andy Paterson

Producer

Brian Payne

Property Master (Additional Photography)

Jenny Pazord

Other

Ken Perkins

Dressing Props Chargehand

Jan Pester

Steadicam Operator

Jim Pinhorn

Driver

Anna Pinnock

Other

Patsy Pollock

Casting

Mike Proudfoot

Camera Operator

Miles Proudfoot

Other

Richard Pryke

Re-Recording Mixer

Sue Quinn

Location Manager

Clifford Rashbrook

Stagehand

Mark Richards

Driver

Lucy Richardson

Art Director

Peter Richardson

Driver

Peter Risi

Dressing Prop

John Roberts

Other

Kay Robinson

Other

Jim Roddan

Adr Editor

Maggie Rodford

Music Coordinator

Quinney Sacks

Choreographer (Whittlesea Dancers)

Alex Scott

Gaffer

Raymond Scott

Other

Mary Selway

Casting

Francesca Silvestri

Assistant (To Robert Downey Jr)

Penny Skuse

Trainee Video P/B Operator

James Smart

Electrician

Alfie Smith

Standby Props

Danny Smith

Stagehand

Keith Smith

Stagehand

Roy Smith

Stagehand

Roy Smith

Production

Terry Smith

Costume Assistant

Adrian Squirrell

Production Runner

Tommy Staples

Boom Operator

Oliver Stapleton

Dp/Cinematographer

Oliver Stapleton

Director Of Photography

Ron Stenner

Period Medical Advisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Kungen & älskarinnan och hennes man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Animated Extras; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; General Screen Enterprises; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Miramax International; Turk Film Services
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Belga Films; Buena Vista International; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Gaumont Buena Vista International; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Dorset, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Award Wins

Best Art Direction

1995
Eugenio Zanetti

Best Costume Design

1995

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 26, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Limited Release in United States December 29, 1995

Released in United States December 10, 1995

Released in United States December 14, 1995

Released in United States December 18, 1995

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States on Video August 13, 1996

Released in United States Winter December 29, 1995

Wide Release in United States February 2, 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1996.

Began shooting May 31, 1994.

Completed shooting August 17, 1994.

Expanded release in United Kingdom March 15, 1996.

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 26, 1996

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1996.)

Wide Release in United States February 2, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 13, 1996

Released in United States December 10, 1995 (World premiere in New York City (Ziegfeld Theater) December 10, 1995.)

Released in United States December 14, 1995 (Premiere in London December 14, 1995.)

Released in United States December 18, 1995 (Premiere in Los Angeles December 18, 1995.)

Limited Release in United States December 29, 1995

Released in United States Winter December 29, 1995