Topsy-Turvy

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The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous... read more

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, who, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production. A lushly produced epic about the harsh realities of creative expression, featuring bravura performances and Oscar-winning costume design and makeup, Topsy-Turvy is an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists.

Original Release

12/03/1999

US Release

12/15/1999

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Cast

Alison Steadman Madame Leon
Eleanor David Fanny Ronalds
Jim Broadbent William Schwenck Gilbert / W. S. Gilbert
Timothy Spall Richard Temple / Richard Temple (The Mikado)
Allan Corduner Arthur Sullivan / Sir Arthur Sullivan
Dexter Fletcher Louis
Shirley Henderson Leonora Braham / Leonora Braham (Yum-Yum)
Ron Cook Richard D'Oyly Carte
Andy Serkis John D'Auban
Lesley Manville Lucy Gilbert (Kitty) / Lucy Gilbert
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mike Leigh

Writers

Mike Leigh

Cast

Alison Steadman Madame Leon
Eleanor David Fanny Ronalds
Jim Broadbent William Schwenck Gilbert / W. S. Gilbert
Timothy Spall Richard Temple / Richard Temple (The Mikado)
Allan Corduner Arthur Sullivan / Sir Arthur Sullivan
Dexter Fletcher Louis
Shirley Henderson Leonora Braham / Leonora Braham (Yum-Yum)
Ron Cook Richard D'Oyly Carte
Andy Serkis John D'Auban
Lesley Manville Lucy Gilbert (Kitty) / Lucy Gilbert
Wendy Nottingham Helen Lenoir
Kevin McKidd Durward Lely / Durward Lely (Nanki-Poo)
Richard Coyle Mr. Hammond
Ashley Jensen Miss Tringham
Sukie Smith Clothilde
Katrin Cartlidge Madame
Sam Kelly Richard Barker
Mark Benton Mr. Price / Mr Price
Naoko Mori Miss 'Sixpence Please'
Steve Speirs Mr. Kent / Mr Kent

Producers

Editors

Robin Sales

2000OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
2000OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
2000OscarBest Costume Design Won
2000OscarBest Makeup Won
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