The Libertine

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The Libertine is a 2004 British-Australian drama film, the first film directed by Laurence Dunmore. It was adapted by Stephen Jeffreys from his play of the same name, starring Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton and Rosamund Pike. read more
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The Libertine is a 2004 British-Australian drama film, the first film directed by Laurence Dunmore. It was adapted by Stephen Jeffreys from his play of the same name, starring Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton and Rosamund Pike. Depp stars as John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, a notorious rake and libertine poet in the court of King Charles II of England. Samantha Morton plays Elizabeth Barry, an actress whose budding talent blossoms and makes her much in demand under Rochester's tutelage. Wilmot and Barry become lovers. John Malkovich plays King Charles II, who is torn between his affection for Wilmot and the danger posed by his displays of contempt for his sovereign. Themes explored in the film include the corruption of a people by their self-indulgent monarch and the pursuit of hedonism. The film was shot on location in Wales.

Original Release

09/16/2004

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Cast

Directors

Laurence Dunmore

Writers

Stephen Jeffreys

Cast

John Malkovich Charles II
Johnny Depp Rochester
Tom Hollander Etherege
Samantha Morton Elizabeth Barry
Rosamund Pike Elizabeth Malet
Paul Ritter Chiffinch
Stanley Townsend Keown
Francesca Annis Countess
Johnny Vegas Sackville
Richard Coyle Alcock
Tom Burke Vaughan
Hugh Sachs Ratcliffe
Rupert Friend Downs
Kelly Reilly Jane
Jack Davenport Harris
Trudi Jackson Rose
Cara Horgan Acting Troop
Clare Higgins Molly Luscombe (as Claire Higgins)
T.P. McKenna Black Rod (as TP McKenna)
Freddie Jones Betterton

Producers

Chase Bailey Executive Producer
Steve Christian Executive Producer
Louise Goodsill Executive Producer
Ralph Kamp Executive Producer
Colin Leventhal Executive Producer
Marc Samuelson Executive Producer
Peter Samuelson Executive Producer
Donald A. Starr Executive Producer
Daniel J.B. Taylor Executive Producer
Russell Smith Producer
John Malkovich Producer
Lianne Halfon Producer
Mairi Bett Producer
Jessica Parker Producer

Editors

Jill Bilcock

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