Cast & Credits

Note: Cast and production crew worked on all episodes of Cranford. Exceptions are noted to the right of a name (in these cases, only episodes worked on are noted). Where notations would reveal significant plot points, they are omitted.


Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Eileen Atkins
Miss Matty Jenkyns
Judi Dench
Mary Smith
Lisa Dillon
Dr. Harrison
Simon Woods
Harry Gregson
Alex Etel
Claudie Blakley
Dr. Morgan
John Bowe
Miss Pole
Imelda Staunton
Mrs. Forrester
Julia McKenzie
Mrs. Jamieson
Barbara Flynn
Caroline Tomkinson
Selina Griffiths
Miss Tomkinson
Deborah Findlay
Hannah Hobley (1, 2)
Jem Hearne
Andrew Buchan
Helen Hutton
Hester Odgers
Lizzie Hutton
Rosy Byrne
Sophy Hutton
Kimberley Nixon
Walter Hutton
Haydon Downing (1)
Reverend Hutton
Alex Jennings
Mr. Carter
Philip Glenister
Mr. Johnson
Adrian Scarborough
Lady Ludlow
Francesca Annis
Captain Brown
Jim Carter
Jessie Brown
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver
Greg Wise (1, 2)
Miss Galindo
Emma Fielding
Margaret Gidman
Bessie Carter (1)
Bella Gregson
Emma Lowndes
Malachi Gregson
Andrew Byrne (1, 2)
Mrs. Rose
Lesley Manville
Major Gordon
Alistair Petrie (1, 3)
Mrs. Johnson
Debra Gillett
Job Gregson
Dean Lennox Kelly
Clara Smith
Finty Williams (1)
Mr. Holbrook
Michael Gambon
Imogen Byron (1)
Hannah Stokely
Roger Ennals (2)
Gypsy Woman
Patricia Leach (2)
Farmer Graves
Andrew Westfield (2)
Jack Marshland
Joe McFadden (2, 3)
Assistant Auctioneer
Adam Henderson Scott (3)
Mrs. Goddard
Andy Rashleigh (3)
Peter Jenkyns
Martin Shaw

Production Credits

Based on 3 novels by
Elizabeth Gaskell
Written by
Heidi Thomas
Created by
Sue Birtwistle
Susie Conklin
Directed by
Simon Curtis
Steve Hudson
1st Asst. Director
Phil Booth
2nd Asst. Director
Ben Harrison
Christian Rigg (1, 3)
3rd Asst. Director
Hannah Brown (1, 3)
Location Managers
Richard May
Jamie Lengyel
Unit Manager
Sharon McGuinness
Rebecca Davis (1)
Assistant Location Manager
Sparky Ellis (1)
Script Supervisor
Suzanne McGeachan
Production Coordinators
Jenny Brassett
Camilla Curtis
Production Secretary
Jon Rowe (1, 2)
Production Accountant
Neil Jones (2, 3)
Assistant Production Accountant
Carla Seif (3)
Production Runner
Jen Hudson (2)
Stand In/Runners
Danielle Bennett (2)
Tania Gordon (2)
Stand In/Judi Dench
Penny Ryder (2)
Camera Operator
Roger Pearce
Focus Pullers
Adam Coles
Anthony Hugill
Dean Murray
Alex Golding
Key Grip
Ronan Murphy
Simon Thorpe (1)
Daniel Rake (3)
Camera Assistant
Sam Smithard (1)
Alan Martin
Best Boy
Terry Montague
James Nesbitt
David Taylor
Rob Walton
Boom Operator
Tony Cook
Supervising Art Director
Charmian Adams
Art Director
Mark Kebby
Set Decorator
Trisha Edwards
Production Buyer
Gina Cromwell
Standby Art Director
Paddy Paddison
Asst. Art Director
Lucy Spofforth
Property Master
Mike Power
Standby Props
Andy Forrest (1)
Mike Rawlings
Dressing Props
Charlie Johnson (2)
Don Santos (2)
Monty Wilson (3)
Construction Manager
Barry Moll
Standby Rigger
Michael Redmond (3)
Supervising Carpenter
Steve Dean (3)
Standby Carpenters
Andrew Fox (1)
John Gibson (1)
Supervising Painter
Nick Wood (1)
SFX Technician
Jamie Weguilin (1)
SFX Technician
Patrick O'Sullivan (2)
SFX Technician
James Davis (3)
SFX Supervisor
Mark Holt (2)
Sound Effects Editor
Catherine Hodgson (2)
Sound Effects Editor
Graham Headicar (3)
Digital Effects
Emily Irvine (3)
Dialogue Editor
Andre Schmidt (2, 3)
Costume Supervisor
Mark Ferguson
Asst. Costume Design
Charlotte Law
Costume Assistants
Helen Ingham (2, 3)
David Otzen (2, 3)
Kirsty Wilkinson (2)
Workroom Supervisor
Stephen Miles
Makeup/Hair Supervisors
Julie Kendrick
Karen Z.M. Turner
Makeup/Hair Artists
Adele Firth
Marc Pilcher
Makeup Trainee
Laura Lilley (3)
Pat Siburn (3)
Voice Coach
Majella Hurley (1)
Jane Gibson (2)
Jane Gibson (3)
Stunt Coordinator
Nrinder Dhudwar (1)
Horses & Carriages by
Steve Dent (1)
Animal Trainer
Gill Raddings (1)
Historical Advisor
Jenny Uglow (1, 3)
Medical Advisor
Dr. Martin Scurr (1)
Talent Rights Executive
Thalia Reynolds
Post-Production Supervisor
Sam Lucas
Jet Omoshebi (1, 2)
Online Editor
Shane Warden (1, 2)
Titles Editor
Dolores McGinley (1, 2)
Production Consultant
Gordon Ronald
Script Editor
Susie Conklin
Sound Recordist
Peter Brill
Sound Assistant
Joanna Andrews (3)
Dubbing Mixer
Paul Hamblin
Casting Director
Maggie Lunn
Casting Assistant
Camilla Evans (3)
Titles Design
Posy Simmonds
Costume Design
Jenny Beavan
Hair & Makeup Design
Alison Elliott
Carl Davis
Music Producer
Paul Wing (3)
Thanks to
Richard Eyre (3)
Film Editors
Frances Parker ACE
Dan Roberts (1, 3)
Assistant Editor
Jesse Parker (3)
Production Design
Donal Woods
Director of Photography
Ben Smithard
Sue Birtwistle
Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Executive Producer WGBH
Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer
Kate Harwood

A BBC and WGBH BOSTON co-production in association with Chestermead Ltd.
© BBC 2007


Recorded at Pinewood Studios, UK and on location in England

Godalming, Surrey
Green Pond (Bluebells)
Hambleden Estate, Hambleden
Gregson Hovel
Dorney Court, Windsor
Woodley front entrance and parlor
Two Yews Cottage, Radnage, Bucks
Exterior, Mrs. Forrester's Cottage and Bess's Field
Pitstone Quarry, Leighton Buzzard
Railway Cutting
Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted, Herts
Interior Woodley landing and bedroom
Exterior, Butcher's house
St. Mary's, Radnage
Cranford church
West Wycombe Park, Bucks
Hanbury Court
Bullocks Farm, West Wycombe
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
Hanbury Court, Great Hall
Osterley Park, Isleworth, Middlesex
Hanbury Court Glasshouse
Exterior Carter's Office
St. Frideswide Farm, Water Eaton, Oxford
The Rectory


Senior Post Production Director
Erin Delaney
Business Manager
Deb Gibbs
Writer/Senior Editor
Kathleen Cahill
Office Coordinator
Duy Nguyen
Production Assistant
Tsering Yangzom
Online Editor
Spencer Gentry
Visual Effects/Sound Design
Paul Sanni
Series Graphics
Prologue, Kyle Cooper
Series Theme
Man Made Music
Ellen Dockser
Olivia Wong
Senior Producer
Susanne Simpson
Senior Producer
Steven Ashley
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton

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Web Credits for Cranford

Executive Editor
Steven Ashley
Senior Producer
Bruce Kohl
Senior Designer
Sonali Patel
Senior Developer
Molly Frey
Production Assistance
Anna Fort
Marisa Nopakun
Thanks to
Jon Alper
Tsering Yangzom
Amy Stahl

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