Gosford Park

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Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. read more
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Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Emily Watson. The story follows a party of wealthy Britons and an American, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at Gosford Park, an English country house. A murder occurs after a dinner party, and the film goes on to present the subsequent investigation from the servants' and guests' perspectives. Development on Gosford Park began in 1999, when Bob Balaban asked Altman if they could develop a film together. Balaban suggested an Agatha Christie-style whodunit and introduced Altman to Julian Fellowes, with whom Balaban had been working on a different project. The film went into production in March 2001, and began filming at Shepperton Studios with a production budget of $19.8 million. Gosford Park premiered on 7 November 2001 at the London Film Festival. It received a limited release across cinemas in the United States in December 2001, before being widely released in January 2002 by USA Films. It was released in February 2002 in the United Kingdom. The film was successful at the box office, grossing over $87 million in cinemas worldwide, making it Altman's second most successful film after MASH. Widely acclaimed by critics, it received multiple awards and nominations, including seven Academy Award nominations and nine British Academy Film Awards nominations. The TV series Downton Abbey – written and created by Fellowes – was originally planned as a spin-off of Gosford Park, but instead was developed as a stand-alone property inspired by the film, set decades earlier.

Original Release

12/26/2001

US Release

01/18/2002

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Cast

Helen Mirren Mrs. Wilson
Clive Owen Robert Parks
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Geraldine Somerville Louisa Stockbridge
Jeremy Northam Ivor Novello
Kristin Scott Thomas Sylvia McCordle
Tom Hollander Anthony Meredith
Michael Gambon William McCordle
Kelly MacDonald Mary Maceachran
Eileen Atkins Mrs. Croft
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Altman

Writers

Julian Fellowes, Robert Altman, Bob Balaban

Cast

Helen Mirren Mrs. Wilson
Clive Owen Robert Parks
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Geraldine Somerville Louisa Stockbridge
Jeremy Northam Ivor Novello
Kristin Scott Thomas Sylvia McCordle
Tom Hollander Anthony Meredith
Michael Gambon William McCordle
Kelly MacDonald Mary Maceachran
Eileen Atkins Mrs. Croft
Emily Watson Elsie
Alan Bates Jennings
Richard E. Grant George
Ryan Phillippe Henry Denton
Trent Ford Jeremy Blond
Steven Fry Inspector Thompson
Charles Dance Raymond Stockbridge
Camilla Rutherford Isobel McCordle
Adrian Scarborough Barnes
Derek Jacobi Probert

Producers

Sharon Harel Executive Producer
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Hannah Leader Executive Producer
Bob Balaban Producer
Robert Altman Producer
David Levy Producer
Joshua Astrachan Producer
Jane Frazer Producer
Julian Fellowes Producer

Editors

Tim Squyres

2002OscarBest Picture Nominated
2002OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
2002OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
2002OscarBest Director Nominated
2002OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Won
2002OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
2002OscarBest Costume Design Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Won
2002Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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