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War Horse (4-Dec-2011)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Lee Hall; Richard Curtis

From novel by: Michael Morpurgo

From a play: War Horse by Nick Stafford

Music by: John Williams

Producers: Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy

Keywords: Drama, WWI, Horse

A man is thrust into the realities of war when he chooses to serve in World War I after his horse is sold into the cavalry.

Albert Narracot, a young man living in early-20th century Devon, England, witnesses the birth and growth of a majestic Bay Thoroughbred horse, left to watch with sorrowful helplessness when his father sells the beloved equestrian to the cavalry in World War I to pay the rent on their farm after a rainstorm decimates their turnip crop. Determined to follow his horse into conflict, Albert enlists to serve in the war, embarking on a coming-of-age journey that sees him becoming acquainted with the harsh and oft-tragic realities of conflict in the process. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benedict Cumberbatch
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Liam Cunningham
2-Jun-1961   Stranded
Tom Hiddleston
9-Feb-1981   Thor
Eddie Marsan
23-Jun-1968   Lestrade in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Peter Mullan
2-Nov-1959   My Name Is Joe
David Thewlis
20-Mar-1963   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Emily Watson
14-Jan-1967   Angela's Ashes


Emily Watson   ...   Rosie Narracott
David Thewlis   ...   Lyons
Peter Mullan   ...   Ted Narracott
Niels Arestrup   ...   Grandfather
Tom Hiddleston   ...   Capt. Nicholls
Jeremy Irvine   ...   Albert Narracott
Benedict Cumberbatch   ...   Maj. Jamie Stewart
Toby Kebbell   ...   Geordie Soldier
David Kross   ...   Gunther
Eddie Marsan   ...   Sgt. Fry
Nicolas Bro   ...   Friedrich
Rainer Bock   ...   Brandt
Patrick Kennedy   ...   Lt. Charlie Waverly
Liam Cunningham   ...   Army Doctor
Celine Buckens   ...   Emilie
Leonard Carow   ...   Michael
Matt Milne   ...   Andrew Easton
Robert Emms   ...   David Lyons
Hinnerk Schönemann   ...   German Soldier in No Man's Land
Gary Lydon   ...   Si Easton
Geoff Bell   ...   Sgt. Sam Perkins
Sebastian Hülk   ...   German Officer at Farm
Gerard McSorley   ...   Market Auctioneer
Tony Pitts   ...   Sgt. Martin
Irfan Hussein   ...   Sgt. Maj. Singh
Pip Torrens   ...   Maj. Tompkins
Philippe Nahon   ...   French Auctioneer
Jean-Claude Lecas   ...   Butcher
Justin Brett   ...   Motorbike Rider
Seamus O'Neill   ...   Devon Farmer #1
Pat Laffan   ...   Devon Farmer #2
Michael Ryan   ...   British Trench Solder #1
Peter McNeil O'Connor   ...   British Trench Solder #2
Trystan Pütter   ...   German Trench Soldier #1
Gunnar Cauthery   ...   German Trench Soldier #2
Julian Wadham   ...   Trench Captain
Anian Zollner   ...   Senior German Officer
Michael Kranz   ...   Junior German Officer
Hannes Wegener   ...   German Officer
David Dencik   ...   Base Camp Officer
Edward Bennett   ...   Cavalry Recruiting Officer
Johnny Harris   ...   Infantry Recruitment Officer
Philip Hill-Pearson   ...   Wounded Soldier
Tam Dean Burn   ...   Medic in Trench
Alan Williams   ...   Hospital Orderly
Thomas Arnold   ...   Shouting German Officer
Maximilian Brückner   ...   German Artillery Officer
Markus Tomczyk   ...   German Artillery Soldier
Peter Benedict   ...   German Officer on Bridge
Callum Armstrong   ...   Bagpiper
Ray Holder   ...   Fred Goddard
Paul Alexander   ...   Dave Hill
Maggie Ollerenshaw   ...   Narracott's Neighbor
Beth Ogden   ...   David Lyons' Girlfriend
Martin D. Dew   ...   Lyons' Crony


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