The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John

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The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel of John. It is a motion picture that has been adapted for the screen on a word-for-word basis from the American Bible Society's Good News Bible. read more

The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel of John. It is a motion picture that has been adapted for the screen on a word-for-word basis from the American Bible Society's Good News Bible. This three-hour epic feature film follows John's Gospel precisely, without additions to the story from other Gospels, or omission of complex passages. This film was created by a constituency of artists from Canada and the United Kingdom, along with academic and theological consultants from around the world. The cast was selected primarily from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soulpepper Theatre Company, as well as Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre. The musical score, composed by Jeff Danna and created for the film, is partially based on the music of the Biblical period. The film was produced by Visual Bible International. The film is narrated by Christopher Plummer and stars Scottish-Peruvian actor Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. Others cast include British actors Stuart Bunce (John), Richard Lintern (Leading Pharisee), Scott Handy (John the Baptist), Lynsey Baxter (Mary Magdalene), and Canadian actors Diego Matamoros (Nicodemus), Stephen Russell (Pontius Pilate), Daniel Kash (Simon Peter), Cedric Smith (Caiaphas) and Nancy Palk (Samaritan Woman). The film was directed by Philip Saville and co-produced by Canadian producer Garth Drabinsky and British producer Chris Chrisafis. Executive producers were Sandy Pearl, Joel B. Michaels, Myron Gottlieb and Martin Katz. Also involved were screenwriter John Goldsmith, production designer Don Taylor, sound mixer David Lee, makeup artist Trefor Proud, costume designer Debra Hanson, and director of photography and film editors Miroslaw Baszak and Michel Arcand. The filming production was shot in Toronto, Ontario, and Almeria, Andalucia, Spain.

Original Release

09/26/2003

US Release

09/26/2003

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Cast

Christopher Plummer Narrator
Henry Ian Cusick Jesus Christ
Stuart Bunce John
Daniel Kash Simon Peter
Steven Russell Pontius Pilate
Richard Lintern Leading Pharisee
Alan Van Sprang Judas Iscariot
Diana Berriman Virgin Mary
Scott Handy John the Baptist
Lynsey Baxter Mary Magdalene
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Philip Saville

Writers

John Goldsmith

Cast

Christopher Plummer Narrator
Henry Ian Cusick Jesus Christ
Stuart Bunce John
Daniel Kash Simon Peter
Steven Russell Pontius Pilate
Richard Lintern Leading Pharisee
Alan Van Sprang Judas Iscariot
Diana Berriman Virgin Mary
Scott Handy John the Baptist
Lynsey Baxter Mary Magdalene
Diego Matamoros Nicodemus
Nancy Palk Samaritan Woman
Elliot Levey Nathanael
Andrew Pifko Philip
Stuart Fox Blind Man
David Meyer Lame Man
Nicolas Van Burek Young Levite
William Pappas Elderly Levite
Alexander Abadzis Man in Crowd #7
Tony Arunah Abbey Relative of Malchus

Producers

Martin Katz Executive Producer
Joel B. Michaels Executive Producer
Sandy Pearl Executive Producer
Clyde Wagner Executive Producer
Garth H. Drabinsky Producer
Chris Chrisafis Producer
Clyde Wagner Producer

Editors

Michel Arcand, Ron Wisman Jr.

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