August (1996)

August
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Anthony Hopkins Actor Ieuan Davies 1 1000001
Kate Burton Actor Helen Blathwaite 1 1000002
Leslie Phillips Actor Professor Alexander Blathwaite 1 1000003
Dawn Grainger Actor Dr Michael Lloyd 1 1000004
Rhian Morgan Actor Sian Blathwaite 1 1000005
Hugh Lloyd Actor Thomas "Pocky" Prosser 1 1000006
Rhoda Lewis Actor Mair Davies 1 1000007
Menna Trussler Actor Gwen 1 1000008
Anthony Hopkins Director n/a 2 2000001
June Wyndham-Davies Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pippa Cross Producer n/a 3 3000002
Steve Morrison Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Guy East Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Janette Day Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Julian Mitchell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Julian Mitchell Play as Source Material ("August") 120972 4000002
Anton Chekhov Play as Source Material ("Uncle Vanya") 120972 4000003
Lars MacFarlane Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Craig McNeil Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Nick Heckstall-Smith Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Emma Pounds Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Robin Vidgeon Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Edward Mansell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Anthony Hopkins Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eileen Diss Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Humphrey Bangham Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Carolyn Bartlett Casting n/a 179 10000001
Cheryl Nance Casting n/a 179 10000002
Wally Byatt Casting n/a 179 10000003
Danny Everett Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Rudi Buckle Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Graham Smith Publicity publicist(DDA) 120789 29000001
Synopsis
It is a sultry August in the last decade of the 19th century, and the Davies household has visitors--the querulous old tyrant Professor Alexander Blathwaite, absentee owner of the estate and his second wife, the much younger, American-born Helen. They impose their London ways and thoughts on the more rurally-based family, which consists of Ieuan, the middle-aged brother of Blathwaite's first wife, the professor's plain daughter Sian and her grandmother, Ieuan's mother, Mair Davies. Ieuan, who has managed the estate for many years for little reward, has fallen passionately in love with Helen, but his passion is, as yet, unrequited. Sian, his niece, is also secretly in love, with Dr. Michael Lloyd, an idealistic conservationist who is growing increasingly disillusioned with country life. In a series of tragi-comic episodes, the ordered Victorian calm of the Blathwaite household begins to disintegrate over one pivotal weekend.