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Jude (10-Sep-1996)

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writer: Hossein Amini

From novel: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Original Music: Adrian Johnston

Producer: Andrew Eaton

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Liam Cunningham
2-Jun-1961   Stranded
Vernon Dobtcheff
14-Aug-1934   Priceless
Christopher Eccleston
16-Feb-1964   9th Doctor on Doctor Who
Dexter Fletcher
31-Jan-1966   Hotel Babylon
Rachel Griffiths
20-Feb-1968   Brenda Chenowith on Six Feet Under
James Nesbitt
15-Jan-1965   Adam Williams on Cold Feet
David Tennant
18-Apr-1971   10th Doctor on Doctor Who
June Whitfield
11-Nov-1925   Terry and June
Kate Winslet
5-Oct-1975   Titanic


Christopher Eccleston   ...   Jude Fawley
Kate Winslet   ...   Sue Bridehead
Liam Cunningham   ...   Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths   ...   Arabella
June Whitfield   ...   Aunt Drusilla
Ross Colvin Turnbull   ...   Little Jude
James Daley   ...   Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler   ...   Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie   ...   1st Stonemason
Richard Albrecht   ...   2nd Stonemason
Caitlin Bossley   ...   Anny
Emma Turner   ...   Sarah
Lorraine Hilton   ...   Shopkeeper
James Nesbitt   ...   Uncle Joe
Mark Lambert   ...   Tinker Taylor
Paul Bown   ...   Uncle Jim
Amanda Ryan   ...   Gypsy Saleswoman
Vernon Dobtcheff   ...   Curator
David Tennant   ...   Drunk Undergraduate
Darren Tighe   ...   Punter
Paul Copley   ...   Mr. Willis
Ken Jones   ...   Mr. Biles
Roger Ashton Griffiths   ...   Auctioneer
Raymond Ross   ...   Old Man
Freda Dowie   ...   Elderly Landlady
Dexter Fletcher   ...   Priest
Moray Hunter   ...   Politician
Adrian Bower   ...   Blacksmith
Kerry Shale   ...   Showman
Billie Dee Roberts   ...   Little Sister
Chantel Neary   ...   Baby
James Scanlon   ...   Newborn Baby


Review by Zach (posted on 7-Sep-2007)

In the Victorian period, Jude Fawley is a young man with dreams of receiving a scholarly university education. Circumstances conspire against him, however, forcing him into a job as a stonemason and an unsatisfactory marriage to a country girl, Arabella Griffiths. He remains true to his dream, however, and months later, after his wife's sudden departure, heads for the city, where he thinks education lies for any man who is willing to work hard. There he encounters his beautiful cousin, Sue Bridehead who shares his intelligence and appeals his disdain for convention, and the two develop a romantic relationship. These unlikely lovers must struggle to keep their relationship from a disapproving world, however, or else face the tragic consequences of public scandal.

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