Shadowlands


2h 10m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Adapted by William Nicholson from his own play, this drama recounts the unlikely love story of British professor and celebrated author C.S. Lewis and the brash American divorcee Joy Gresham who later became his wife. She died shortly after their marriage, in 1960.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
Savoy Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom; Oxford, England, United Kingdom; Surrey, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Adapted by William Nicholson from his own play, this drama recounts the unlikely love story of British professor and celebrated author C.S. Lewis and the brash American divorcee Joy Gresham who later became his wife. She died shortly after their marriage, in 1960.

Crew

Amy Allen

Casting Associate

Richard Attenborough

Producer

John Bateman

Adr

Jonathan Bates

Sound

Chrissie Beveridge

Makeup

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Robert Binnall

Other

Brian Bishop

Scenic Artist

Doug Bishop

Scenic Artist

David Boardman

Location Assistant

Lucy Boulting

Casting Director

Alan P Brooks

Carpenter

Fred Brown

Electrician

Tullio Brunt

Assistant Editor

Colin Burgess

Props

Ray Campbell

Other

Kate Carin

Assistant Costume Designer

George Chambers

Production

Nikki Clapp

Script Supervisor

Gabriel Clare-hunt

Assistant

Don Clayson

Other

Patrick Clayton

Assistant Director

Sean Clayton

Assistant Director

Terence Clegg

Executive Producer

Eddie Collins

Camera

Martin Corbett

Negative Cutting

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

George Coussins

Carpenter

Stuart Craig

Production Designer

Kenny Crouch

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael Crouch

Dialogue Editor

Nick Daubeny

Location Manager

Peter Dorme

Other

Richard Dunmore

Location Manager

Brian Eastman

Producer

Stephen Eels

Carpenter

George Fenton

Music

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Steve Finch

Electrician

Barbra Flinder

Titles

Vic Floyd

Driver

Betty Glasow

Hairdresser

Keith Grant

Sound

Jo Gregory

Other

Alan Grosch

Electrician

Nicki Gunning

Assistant

Taffy Haines

Sound

Kavin Hall

Other

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Bob Harper

Other

Diana Hawkins

Coproducer

Kirsten Hecktermann

Wardrobe

Mark Holmes

Wardrobe

Kevin Holt

Assistant Editor

Peter Holt

Editor

Jeremy Hume

Assistant Editor

Simon Hume

Other

Dean Humphreys

Sound Mixer

Gerry Humphreys

Sound

Danny Hunter

Props

Bryce Jonstone

Carpenter

Simon Kaye

Sound

Martin Kenzie

Other

Paddy Kiely

Other

John King

Art Director

Paul Kirby

Other

Leila Kirkpatrick

Production Coordinator

Michael Lamont

Art Director

Kevin Lane

Music Editor

Brian Mann

Assistant Sound Editor

Colin Manning

Grip

Pippa Marks

Production Assistant

Stephenie Mcmillan

Set Decorator

Janice Medhurst

Other

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Nic Milner

Other

Zoe Moore

Production Assistant

Colin Morris

Driver

Clare Moseley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Alf Newvell

Other

William Nicholson

Play As Source Material

William Nicholson

Screenplay

Cecil O'reilly

Driver

Gareth Pocock

Grip

Roger Pratt

Director Of Photography

Brian Read

Production

Michael Redding

Construction Coordinator

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Ian Rolfe

Other

Penny Rose

Costume Designer

Tracey Satchwell-smith

Camera Trainee

Stanley Sirkin

Driver

Carol Ann Smith

Art Director

John H Smith

Driver

Adam Somner

Assistant Director

Mark Somner

Assistant Location Manager

Tommy Staples

Boom Operator

Alan Steele

Other

Michael Stevenson

Assistant Director

Ted Stickley

Props

Ronald Straw

Driver

Eliza Thompson

Music Coordinator

Len Tremble

Sound Editor

Toby Tyler

Electrician

Alexander Walker

Location Assistant

Lesley Walker

Editor

Peter Wallace

Other

Brian Warner

Special Effects

Chris Warren

Video Assist/Playback

Greg Waterfield

Office Runner

Alison Webb

Associate Producer

Norma Webb

Makeup Artist

Brian Western

Other

Ben Weston

Location Assistant

Alan White

Photography

Betty Williams

Accounting Assistant

Heide Wilsher

Assistant

Kenny Wilson

Production

Tony Wright

Storyboard Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
Savoy Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom; Oxford, England, United Kingdom; Surrey, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1993
Debra Winger

Best Adapted Screenplay

1993

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Anthony Hopkins was named best actor of the year by the National Board of Review for his work in "Shadowlands" (USA/1993) and "The Remains of the Day" (USA/1993).

Released in United States Winter December 29, 1993

Expanded Release in United States January 7, 1994

Wide Release in United States January 14, 1994

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 1994

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1994

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Shown at Cancun International Film Festival (in competition) November 27 - December 3, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 10-21, 1994.

Project was once in development at Mirage Enterprises with Sidney Pollack attached as director for Columbia Pictures.

"Shadowlands" originated as a telefilm for the BBC starring Joss Ackland, and opened in London's West End on October 23, 1989, starring Nigel Hawthorne. The Broadway production opened November 11, 1990, starring Hawthorne and Jane Alexander. The former received a Tony award for his performance.

Began shooting April 23, 1993.

Completed shooting July 3, 1993.

Amy Irving, Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep and Sally Field were all considered for the female lead.

Released in United States Winter December 29, 1993

Expanded Release in United States January 7, 1994

Wide Release in United States January 14, 1994

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 1994

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1994

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Cancun International Film Festival (in competition) November 27 - December 3, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 10-21, 1994.)

Anthony Hopkins was named best actor of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his work in "Shadowlands" (USA/1993) and "The Remains of the Day" (USA/1993).