The Film
Cast and Credits

Based on the novels Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Cast | Production Credits | Web Credits


Lady GertrudeCelia Imrie

Dr PrunesquallorJohn Sessions

BarquentineWarren Mitchell

Lord GroanIan Richardson

FuchsiaNeve Mcintosh

Nannie SlaggJune Brown

FlayChristopher Lee

SwelterRichard Griffiths

SteerpikeJonathan Rhys Meyers

ClariceZoë Wanamaker

CoraLynsey Baxter

Irma PrunesquallorFiona Shaw

BookmanGeorge Yiasoumi

KedaOlga Sosnovska

MollocksEric Sykes

PoetSean Hughes

RottcoddWindsor Davies

TitusCameron Powrie
Andrew N. Robertson

Professor BellgroveStephen Fry

Professor PerchMark Williams

Professor FlukeJames Dreyfus

Professor ShredPhil Comwell

Professor MuleSteve Pemberton

Professor FlowerMartin Clunes

D'EathSpike Milligan

The FlyGregor Fisher

DoggitLewis Rose

BoatmanTim Barlow

Wild GirlCaroline Nelson
Daniela Zocchi

Production Credits

ProducerEstelle Daniel

DirectorAndy Wilson

ScreenwriterMalcolm McKay

Production DesignerChristopher Hobbs

Costume DesignerOdile Dicks-Mireaux

Director of PhotographyGavin Finney

Executive Producers/BBCMichael Wearing
Hilary Salmon

Executive Producer/BBC AmericaPaul Lee

Executive Producer/WGBH BostonRebecca Eaton

Production ManagerDavid Mason

Location ManagerPeter Tullo

Script SupervisorKaren Jones

Second Asst DirectorGiles Butler

Third Asst DirectorAlex Gibb

Floor RunnerNicholas Hopkins

Production ExecutiveHoward Kingston

Production Co-ordinatorPhyl Allarie

Production AccountantSarah Fisher

Asst Prod AccountantPeter Eardley

Asst to the ProducerAshley Russell

Producer's SecretaryEleanor Watmore

Production RunnerChris Dall

Camera OperatorMike Proudfoot

Focus PullerSimon Finney

Clapper LoaderRod Marley

Camera GripTony Turner

Crane GripDick Lee

GafferTerry Hunt

Best BoyRichard Potter

Camera TraineePip Hare

ElectriciansPhil Penfold
Dick Conway
Tommy Brown
Graham Driscoll

Rigging GafferTony Hannington

Standby RiggerRobert Diebelius

Senior Art DirectorAndrew Munro

Art DirectorDavid Hindle

Asst Art DirectorsBen Smith
Tom Wales

Art Dept AsstsBen Munro
Jenny Edwards

Art Dept RunnerZoë Smith

Scenic ArtistRon King

Model-makerMark Copeland

Storyboard ArtistPaul Gamer

Graphic DesignChristine Buittner

Production BuyerTrisha Edwards

Construction ManagerAlan Chesters

Supervising CarpenterNed Kelly

Property MasterRay Perry

Standby PropsWesley Peppiatt
Joshua Crikher

StoremanPaul Bradburn

Dressing PropsDanny Evans
lan Young

Standby CarpenterSteve Rogers

Standby PainterRobert Betts

Standby StagehandTerry Meadows

Costume Design AsstsMarion Weise
Carin Hoff

Wardrobe AsstsSamantha Mealing
Sara Meek
Barbara Harrington

Make-up ArtistsSandra Shepherd
Diane Chenery-Wickens
Julie Dartnell

HairdresserLiz Michie

Prosthetics Make-upDavid White

Second Unit DirectorMatthew Cope

Model Unit CameraNigel Stone

Special EffectsTom Harris

Visual Effects SupervisorSimon Giles

Stunt CoordinatorAndy Bradford

Animal ConsultantsSteve Harty
Sue Clark

Movement CoachHilary Westlake

SwordmasterRichard Bonehill

Sound RecordistAlistair Crocker

Boom OperatorKeith Batten

Dubbing MixerPaul Carr

Dubbing EditorsLee Critchlow
Jon Hemming
Mike Redfern

Assembly EditorMark Gravil

Asst Film EditorAngela Bailey

Voice CoachAndrew Jack

Casting DirectorMarilyn Johnson

Script EditorMark Sparrow

Line ProducerAl Burgess

Make-up DesignersJoan Hills
Christine Greenwood

Film EditorPaul Tothill

Filmed at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England

Music composed by Richard Rodney Bennett. Played by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Harle. Assistant to the composer was John Wilson.

Choral Music by John Tavener, played by the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Paul Goodwin, with the Temple Church Choir directed by Stephen Layton.

Gormenghast is a BBC America /WGBH Boston coproduction for PBS in association with CHUM Television

Companion book, The Gormenghast Novels, available from Overlook Press

Home video and DVD available from BBC Video or call 1-800-216-1BBC

Gormenghast is closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by The Caption Center at WGBH. A special narration track is added to the series by Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®), a service of WGBH which provides access to people who are blind or visually impaired. The DVS narration is available on the SAP channel of stereo TVs and VCRs.

Web credits

Senior Producer
Louise Weber

Tyler Howe

Senior Developer
Molly Frey

Content producer
Caitlin O'Neil

Research assistant
Jessica Cavano

Editorial review
Julie Wolf

Grateful thanks for their invaluable contributions to
Sebastian Peake
Estelle Daniel
Andy Wilson
Christopher Hobbs
Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Emma Shackleton
Howard Kingston
Lynn Burtenshaw
Veronique Baxter

Images courtesy of
The Estate of Mervyn Peake
The British Broadcasting Corporation
The Estate of C.S. Lewis

Text courtesy of
HarperCollins Entertainment
The Art of Gormenghast by Estelle Daniel, 2000
Distributed in the United States by Trafalger Books

Letter to Mervyn Peake by C.S. Lewis copyright © C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
Extract used by permission. For more information on C.S. Lewis, visit and

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