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The Special Relationship

Year:
Duration:
93 min
Genres:
Drama | History
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Richard Loncraine
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 15 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2010-05-29
Filming Locations: Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory
The Special Relationship
Michael Sheen
Tony Blair
Demetri Goritsas
Strategist
Adam Godley
Jonathan Powell
Marc Rioufol
Jacques Chirac
Mark Bazeley
Alastair Campbell
Nancy Crane
Protocol Officer
Dennis Quaid
Bill Clinton
John Schwab
Reporter
Hope Davis
Hillary Clinton
Kerry Shale
Advisor to the Clintons
Lara Pulver
Intern
Eric Meyers
American Journalist
Rufus Wright
British Journalist
Matthew Marsh
Foreign Policy Advisor
Gerry Adams
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roarke Alexander
Photographer (uncredited)
Stewart Alexander
Tom - White House Electrician (uncredited)
David Olawale Ayinde
Press Journalist (uncredited)
Riccardo Bacigalupo
Waiter (uncredited)
Mark Barrows
American Strategist (uncredited)
Tony Blair
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vic Blickem
Whitehouse News Correspondent (uncredited)
Barbara Bush
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Bush
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George W. Bush
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Callaghan
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Cheney
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Winston Churchill
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Clinton
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Fiddy
Journalist
Joe Golby
Police Officer (uncredited)
Al Gore
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Hague
Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Edward Heath
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Holbrooke
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lady Bird Johnson
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyndon Johnson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jacqueline Kennedy
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jefferson King
British Labour MP (uncredited)
Monica Lewinsky
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harold Macmillan
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney
Protocol Officer (uncredited)
John Major
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin McGuinness
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Slobodan Milosevic
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martyn Moore
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Richard Nixon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Simon O'Connell
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Robert Harrison O'Neil
Party Greeter (uncredited)
Robert Roman Ratajczak
Journalist
Nancy Reagan
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adam Robinson
Limo Driver (uncredited)
Emily Robinson
RAF Airwoman (uncredited)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pam Rose
Lady (uncredited)
Patrick Rowley
Video cameraman (uncredited)
Nick Shaw
Policeman (uncredited)
Pauline Stone
Labour MP (uncredited)
Denis Thatcher
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Margaret Thatcher
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Truman
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Walker
Concorde Captain (uncredited)
John Warman
SO 19 Police
Chris Wilson
Gordon Brown
Harold Wilson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Boris Yeltsin
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Trivia
Peter Morgan and Michael Sheen spoke about developing this movie in 2007. It was originally going to be about Tony Blair's relationship with George W. Bush.
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Julianne Moore was the first choice as Hillary Clinton, but dropped out and was replaced by Hope Davis.
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Both Michael Sheen and Adam Godley have played Kenneth Williams in TV moves, Sheen in Fantabulosa in 2006 and Godley in Cor Blimey! in 2000.
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Goofs
When Tony Blair visits Washington in 1992, he is picked up from the airport in a 1998 Lincoln Town Car. Also visible in this scene is a 1995 Lincoln Town Car, two 1998 Ford Crown Victorias and a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis.
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When Tony Blair lands at Dulles Airport in 1992, the limo that picks him up bears a State of Washington license plate.
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During a Scene in the Oval Office, a phone is shown on the desk which is a Cisco 7900 series IP phone. This model phone did not exist in the 90's.
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Quotes
Jonathan Powell: All political friendship is strategic and conditional.
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Bill Clinton: This Administration has been born in controversy, national shame and illegality, and it is my bet that that's the way they'll go out.
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Photos from cast
Helen McCrory