The 39 Steps

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The 39 Steps is a 2008 British television adventure thriller feature-length adaptation of the John Buchan novel The Thirty-Nine Steps produced by the BBC. It was written by Lizzie Mickery, directed by James Hawes, and filmed on location in Scotland,... read more

The 39 Steps is a 2008 British television adventure thriller feature-length adaptation of the John Buchan novel The Thirty-Nine Steps produced by the BBC. It was written by Lizzie Mickery, directed by James Hawes, and filmed on location in Scotland, starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Eddie Marsan, and Patrick Malahide. Following three screen versions of the novel and the 1952 and 1977 television adaptations of The Three Hostages, Penry-Jones became the sixth actor to portray Hannay on screen. This adaptation is set on the eve of the First World War and sees mining engineer Richard Hannay caught up in an espionage conspiracy following the death of a British spy in his flat.

Original Release

12/28/2008

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Cast

Rupert Penry-Jones Richard Hanay / Richard Hannay
Lydia Leonard Victoria Sinclair
David Haig Sir George Sinclair
Patrick Malahide Professor Fisher
Patrick Kennedy Hellory Sinclair
Eddie Marsan Scudder
Alex Jennings Captain Kell
Steven Elder Vicar / Wakeam / Wakeham
Werner Daehn Ackerman
Peter Stark Engel
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Hawes

Writers

John Buchan, Lizzie Mickery

Cast

Rupert Penry-Jones Richard Hanay / Richard Hannay
Lydia Leonard Victoria Sinclair
David Haig Sir George Sinclair
Patrick Malahide Professor Fisher
Patrick Kennedy Hellory Sinclair
Eddie Marsan Scudder
Alex Jennings Captain Kell
Steven Elder Vicar / Wakeam / Wakeham
Werner Daehn Ackerman
Peter Stark Engel
Del Synnott London Constable
Roger De Courcey Ventriloquist
David Gallacher Professor's Butler
James Bryce Concierge at Club / Concierge
Stewart Preston Waiter at Club / Waiter
Sandy Neilson Old Man in Club
Barbara Downie Woman on Stairs
Anna Guthrie Maid
George Docherty Train Policeman
Sean Kane Town Hall Policeman

Producers

Hilary Salmon Executive Producer
John Yorke Executive Producer
Peter Gallagher Producer
Lynn Horsford Producer

Editors

Tania Reddin

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