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Shackleton

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Duration:
206 min (2 parts)
Genres:
Adventure | Biography | Drama | History
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Charles Sturridge
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2002-04-07
Filming Locations: Greenland
Cast
Actor
Character
Kenneth Branagh
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
John Grillo
Franks
Paul Humpoletz
Man in Audience (as Paul Humpeletz)
Phoebe Nicholls
Emily Shackleton
Eve Best
Eleanor Shackleton
Mark Tandy
Frank Shackleton
Cicely Delaney
Cecily Shackleton
Christian Young
Raymond Shackleton
Embeth Davidtz
Rosalind Chetwynd
Gino Melvazzi
Head Waiter
Danny Webb
Perris
Lorcan Cranitch
Frank Wild
Michael Culkin
Jack Morgan
Mark McGann
Tom Crean
Abby Ford
Marcie
Ron Donachie
Keltie
Corin Redgrave
Lord Curzon
Robert Swann
Freshfield
Chris Larkin
George Marston
Elizabeth Spriggs
Janet Stancombe Wills
Peter Cartwright
Judge
Ben Silverstone
Very Young Applicant
Shaun Dooley
Hubert Hudson
Nicholas Rowe
Thomas Orde-Lees
Richard Cant
First Lieutenant
Mathew Ashwood
Second Lieutenant
Mark Williams
Dudley Docker
Roger May
Cavalry Officer
Hal Cruttenden
Bearded Applicant
Kevin McNally
Frank Worsley
Joseph Long
Oddenino
Matt Wilkinson
Assistant Director
Robert Hardy
Sir James Caird
Bruce Byron
Harbour
Pip Torrens
James McIlroy
Nicholas Hewetson
Alexander Macklin
Ingar Helge Gimle
Whaleman
Jamie Lee
James Wordie
Christian Steel
Leonard Hussey
Rick Warden
John Vincent
Ken Drury
Henry McNish
Craig Cheetham
Walter How
Ian Mercer
Ernest Holness
Hugh Simon
Equerry
Rupert Frazer
King George V
Matt Day
Frank Hurley
Paul Bigley
Charles Green
Nigel Whitmey
William Bakewell
Celyn Jones
Perce Blackborow
Sven Nordin
Jacobsen
Rolf Arly Lund
Capt. Thoralf
Angus Barnett
Wounded Soldier (as Angus Barnet)
Hugh Ross
Marsh
Bjørn Floberg
Sorlie (as Bjorn Floberg)
Claudia Coulter
Italian Maid
Hallvard Holmen
Whale
Mira Husseini
Not credited
Mac
Mrs. Chippy the Cat
James Embree
Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
Stephen Greif
Valiente (uncredited)
Rebecca Johnson
Nurse Shackleton (uncredited)
Christian Santos
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
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Trivia
The port of Hafnarfjörður in Iceland doubled for the port of Buenos Aires. The Icelandic scenery was later replaced digitally with an Argentinean one.
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This project was written and directed by Charles Sturridge, who directed _Brideshead Revisited (1981) (TV)_. In this production he is reunited with Brideshead actors Phoebe Nicholls and John Grillo.
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The scene in which Shakleton threatens to throw his gloves overboard if the crewman doesn't take them is based on a true incident. In actuality it was Frank Hurley who wouldn't take them.
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Goofs
When Shackleton lifts up the binoculars to watch the Endurance being crushed by ice, a cameraman operating a camera is reflected in the lenses of the binoculars.
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When the men start hauling their boats over the ice, we see the name "J. Caird" clearly painted on one of them. A few minutes later Shackleton announces he has decided to name the boats and unveils the painted names for the first time.
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Quotes
James McIlroy: From up there, Grytviken looks almost romantic.
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Sir Ernest Shackleton: But grateful as I am for the generous contribution of this society, this committee must accept that scientists do not pay for science. I make no apology for seeking publicity. Without something that the newsmen can understand and support, there is no public; without the public there are no sponsors; without sponsorship there is *no expedition*.
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Sir Ernest Shackleton: Do you know me? My name is Ernest Shackleton. We have lost our ship, and come over the island.
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