Dean Spanley

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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.

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  • Status: 
    Completed
  • Format: 
    Feature
  • Genre: 
    Drama
  • Duration: 
    100 min

About

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.

 

Technical Info: 
Colour; Dolby Digital 5.1
Duration: 
100min
Production Year: 
2008
Production Company: 
Atlantic Film, General Film Corporation
Festival/Awards: 
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2008; 32nd Portland International Film Festival 2009; Best Feature Award (joint winner); Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Feature (over $1million) - Matthew Metcalfe, Alan Harris; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Director Film Feature - Toa Fraser; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Supporting Actor - Peter O'Toole; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Screenplay Film Feature - Alan Sharp; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Editing Film Feature - Chris Plummer; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Costume Design - Odile Dicks-Mireaux; Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009; Best Make-up Design - Marese Langan

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