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

US Release

12/02/2001

Cast

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

Producers

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

Editors

Victoria Boydell, Tracy Granger

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