I Capture the Castle

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2003
  • Running time: 113 min
The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortain (Romala Garai), and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Her father (Bill Nighy) is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel,... read more
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The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortain (Romala Garai), and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Her father (Bill Nighy) is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel, but has written a word in 12 years; her exquisite sister Rose (Rose Byrne) can only rail against their fate, and their Bohemian step-mother Topaz (Tara Fitzgerald) is a nudist and no help at all. Salvation comes in the form of their handsome, new American landlord Simon Cotton (Henry Thomas) and his brother Neil (Marc Blucas). Although initially repelled by Simon, Rose is determined to make him fall in love with her. But events spiral out of control and before the summer ends there will be frustrated desire, first love and broken hearts.

Original Release

05/09/2003

US Release

07/11/2003

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Cast

Bill Nighy James Mortmain / Mortmain
Henry Thomas Simon Cotton / Simon
Tara Fitzgerald Topaz Mortmain / Topaz
Marc Blucas Neil Cotton / Neil
Romola Garai Cassandra Mortmain / Cassandra
Rose Byrne Rose Mortmain / Rose
Sinead Cusack Mrs Cotton
Joe Sowerbutts Thomas
Henry Cavill Stephen Colley / Stephen
Sophie Stuckey Cassandra (aged 7)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tim Fywell

Writers

Dodie Smith, Heidi Thomas

Cast

Bill Nighy James Mortmain / Mortmain
Henry Thomas Simon Cotton / Simon
Tara Fitzgerald Topaz Mortmain / Topaz
Marc Blucas Neil Cotton / Neil
Romola Garai Cassandra Mortmain / Cassandra
Rose Byrne Rose Mortmain / Rose
Sinead Cusack Mrs Cotton
Joe Sowerbutts Thomas
Henry Cavill Stephen Colley / Stephen
Sophie Stuckey Cassandra (aged 7)
David Bamber Vicar
James Faulkner Aubrey Fox-Cotton
Sarah Woodward Leda Fox-Cotton
Dolly Wells Fur Department Vendeuse
Christopher Ettridge Station Bystander
Helena Little Mother
Florence Jones Rose (aged 10)
Harrison Ward Thomas (aged 4)
Ray De-Haan Neighbour
Sorel Johnson Lady in Simpsons

Producers

Steve Christian Executive Producer
Keith Evans Executive Producer
Mike Newell Executive Producer
Mark Shivas Executive Producer
David Parfitt Producer
Anant Singh Producer
Cleone Clarke Producer
Mark Cooper Producer
David M. Thompson Producer

Editors

Roy Sharman

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