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Title: WINTER GUEST, the

Reference number: 8020

Date: 1997

Director: d. Alan Rickman

Sponsor: First Line Features and Capitol Films and Channel Four Films with the participation of The Scottish Film Production Fund

Producer: co-producer Steve Clark-Hall

Production company: Pressman Lipper Production

Sound: sound

Certificate: 15

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 104.51 mins

Description: After the death of her husband, Frances considers moving with her son from Britain to Australia to escape her memories. Then Elspeth, Frances' mother, arrives on the scene and forces Frances to take stock of her life. [synopsis from BFI database at, last accessed 4/4/2011]

Credits: Film Four Distributors presents in association with Channel Four Films, First Line Features and Capitol Films, The Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund a Pressman Lipper Production

co-producer Steve Clark-Hall
screenplay Sharman MacDonald, Alan Rickman
adapted form the play by Sharman MacDonald
d. ph. Seamus McGarvey
ed. Scott Thomas
m. written and performed by Michael Kamen
p. design Robin Cameron Don
visual effects supervisor Steve Rundell
associate p. Alan J. Wands
casting Joyce Nettles
chief make-up artist Morag Ross
costume design Joan Bergin
sd. rec. Colin Nicolson
art d. Elli Griff, Ben Scott
first ass. d. Chris Newman
sc. supervisor Pat Rimbaut

Elspeth Phyllida Law
Frances Emma Thompson
Lily Sheila Reid
Chloe Sandra Voe
Nita Arlene Cockburn
Alex Gary Hollywood
Tim Sean Biggerstaff
Sam Douglas Murphy
Minister Tom Watson
Cafe Proprietor Jan Shand
Passer-By Sandy Neilson
Bus Driver Billy McElhaney
Woman in Tea Shop Helen Devon
Boy in Teashop Harry Welsh
Young Man in Curch Christian Zanone
Jamie Ross Lewis

ass. d. Ben Howarth, Keith Young
p. co-ordinators Alison Campbell, Emma James
location man. Brian Kaczynski
ass. location man. Janet Riddoch
continuity ass. Lou Crichton
p. runner Seth Miller
p. accountant Will Tyler
ass. accountant John McKain
focus puller Baz Irvine
clapper loader Kirstin McMahon
camera grip Stuart Bunting
camera trainee Julie Bills
steadicam operator Jan Pester, Alistair Ray
addit. ph. Steve Rundell
2nd unit clapper loader Neil Davidson, Chris Burns
2nd unit focus puller Lewis Buchanan
aerial cameraman Simon Werry
stills ph. Clive Coote
boom operator Tony Cook
sd. trainee Alistair Mason
wardrobe man. Ganriel O'Brien
wardrobe ass. Ruth Sinclair
make-up artist Miri Ben-Schlomo
ass. art d. Karl Probert
art dept ass. Will Hughes-Jones
storyboard artist Miguel Sapochnik
photographs of Jamie Ivan Kynch, Nigel Finch
draughtsman Roger Jorgensen
rocking horse by John S. Don
ass. to the designer Roy Bell, Graham C. McGill, Alison Nalder
special effects Snow Business
special effects supervisor David Crrownshaw
special effects technicians john Cox, Peter Haran, Tim Howell, John Mason, Mark Raymond
ice floe constructor Ben Dickens
visual effects by D. Rez Hollywood
visual effects p. Blondel Aidoo
digital matte paintings Robert Scifo
effects facility p. Jim Livolsi
senior digital artist T. J. Morgan
supervising digital artist Janice Tso
digital artists Andy Atkins, Robby Vignato, Pete Graziano, Heidy Hughes, Russell Frazier
3D digital artist Jerr Dunlap
SGI digital artist Matthew C. Reid
effects ed. Dan Hamilton
effects color timer Matthieu C. Reid
effects co-ordinator Howard Minkow
property master Gordon Fitzgerald
property buyer Mark Rimmell
storeman Mike Roberts
dressing prop men Stewart Cunningham, Piero Jamieson, Robert Ross
standby props Mat Bergel, Anna Selwood
add. prop ass. John Booth, Tristan Carlyle Kitz
gaffer Lee Walters
best boy Mark Ritchie
generator operator Paul Bates
electricians Matthew Butler, Garry Thompson
action sequences Matthew Scott-Law
stand-ins Janice Corson, Kelly Forgan
kittens Flora Fleming
seagulls Creature Feature, David Stewart
unit nurse Gerladine Murphy
chaperone Martina Gormley
tutor Pete Beaver
construction man. Colin Fraser
construction chargehand Derek Fraser
chargehand carpenter Robert Ross
standby carpenter Alex Robertson
chargehand rigger Drew Meldon
standby rigger Dave Lawrence
carpenters Frank Cameron, Mark Harrod, Richard Hassall, Peter Knotts, Neil Querns
chargehand painter Jim Patrick
painters Paul Curren, Sam Curren, Bobby Gee
chargehand plasterer John Woods
plasterers Paul Grange, Bob Rose, Jeremy Rose
plasterers labourers Tony Braden, Bill Thompson
stagehands John Donnelly, Brian Boyne
addit. labour Dennis Gallaghe, Michael Gerrard, Keith Handley, Steven Michalski
ass. ed. Lucy Chapman, Martin Morrison, Stephen Griffiths
dubbing mixer Dave Humphries
ass. mixer Robert Thompson
foley mixer Trevor Swarscott
foley artists Diane Greaves, Jason Swarscott
m. recorded and mixed Stephen McLaughlin
addit. piano playing David Harrod
end title song recorded at Christchurch Studios, Bristol
mixer Neil Davidge
ass. engineers Dave Jepkin, Lee Shephard
transport captain Arthur Morrison
unit driver Bill Stevenson
minibus driver Arthur Morrison
winnebago driver Dennis McElhaney
make-up bus driver John McDowell
wardrobe bus driver Danny Blain
camera car driver Conrad Phillips
dressing props bus driver Alan Doyle
standby props bus driver Frank Hudson
standby constructions bus driver Terence Morrison
greenroom truck driver Clark Tracy
catering company Real Food
catering man. Guy Cowan
caterers Robert Bowman, Merry Brown, John D'Arcy, Izzy Graham, Andy Irvine, John McVeigh, Lee Miller
unit publicity Linda Gamble
marketing supervisor Pamela Godfrey
insurance Near North Entertainment, Derek Townshend
legal services Olswang, Lisbeth Savill; Miles Kettley, Melissa Royde; Pryor Cashman; Sherman & Flynn; Karen Robson
banking services Guiness Mahon & Co. Ltd.
sd. rec. at Daniel Brazier Ltd.
title design Chris Allies
opticals by Peerless Camera Co.
grip equipment Grip House North
unit transport supplied by TLS Vehicle Hire
helicopter supplied by PDG Helicopters
rushes transport Ecosse Worls Express
originated on Kodak
colour by Technicolor
grader Chris Best
exec. in charge of post productions Sara King
Lipper development staff Frank Gannon, Peggy Smith
Pressman development staff Erin O'Rourke
"Take Me With You" sung by Elizabeth Fraser
completion guarantee supplied by Film Finances Inc.

Special thanks to Linday Duncan, Sian Thomas, David Evans, John Ross-Morland, Anthony J. O'Donnell [... et al ...]

This film is dedicated to Helen Sinclair Robertson Smith 1912 - 1993.

A Pressman Lipper Production for First Line Features and Capitol Films and Channel Four Films with the participation of The Scottish Film Production Fund. Filmed on location in Scotland by Winter Guest Ltd.. © Winter Guest Ltd. 1997. All Rights Reserved.