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England,1904. Henslowe Fisk and his ailing father, Horatio Fisk, decide to go to a lecture given by the Swami Nala Prash on reincarnation, called ‘The Transmigration of Souls’. While there, they meet one Dean Spanley. So begins a series of dinners between Henslowe and Spanley, in which the Dean begins to recount strange recollections of his past life.
Adapted by Alan Sharp (Rob Roy), Dean Spanley is directed by UK-born, NZ raised Toa Fraser (No.2). A truly impressive international cast is led by eight-time Academy Award nominee Peter O’Toole (Venus, Lawrence of Arabia) and also features Jeremy Northam (The Winslow Boy, Gosford Park), Bryan Brown (Cocktail, Gorillas In The Mist) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, My Brilliant Career). The film was shot in England and New Zealand in late 2007 and early 2008.