Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story

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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. It is based on the classic English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. read more
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. It is based on the classic English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The story was considerably reworked to reflect what Henson believed to be a more ethical, humanist view. The cast includes Matthew Modine, Mia Sara, Jon Voight, and Vanessa Redgrave. Richard Attenborough, Daryl Hannah, and a young James Corden play giants.

Original Release

10/01/2001

Cast

Richard Attenborough Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
Jim Carter Odin - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec
Daryl Hannah Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec
James Corden Bran - Thunderdell's Son
Brian Henson Galaga
Vanessa Redgrave Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
Adam Fogerty Lead Warrior
JJ Feild Young Jack
Mia Sara Ondine
Freddie Highmore Son at Playground
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Sunday, 02 December 2001
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 04 December 2001

Directors

Brian Henson

Writers

Brian Henson, Bill Barretta, James V. Hart

Cast

Richard Attenborough Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
Jim Carter Odin - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec
Daryl Hannah Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec
James Corden Bran - Thunderdell's Son
Brian Henson Galaga
Vanessa Redgrave Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
Adam Fogerty Lead Warrior
JJ Feild Young Jack
Mia Sara Ondine
Freddie Highmore Son at Playground
Jon Voight Siggy - Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl.
Matthew Modine Jack Robinson
Jerry Harte Board Member
Tom Ellis Bigger Boy 1
Bill Barretta Thunderdell
Rachel Shelley Brunette / Harmonia
Frank Baker Forensic Doctor
Roger Morlidge Construction Worker 2
Cyril Shaps Bent Little Man
Jonathan Hyde Dussan - Jack's Butler

Producers

Brian Henson Executive Producer
James V. Hart Executive Producer
Bill Haber Executive Producer
Brian Henson Producer
James V. Hart Producer
Thomas G. Smith Producer
Martin G. Baker Producer
Alex Rockwell Producer
Bill Haber Producer
Pete Coogan Producer
Laura Julian Producer

Editors

Victoria Boydell, Tracy Granger

2002 Emmy Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic) Nominated
2002 Emmy Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Prosthetic) Won
2002 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
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