Gosford Park

Gosford Park

Maggie Smith
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
, Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
Robert Altman

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Overview

Maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman takes a witty and absorbing look at the foibles of the British class system in this intelligent murder mystery set in the early '30s. Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas) are a pair of wealthy British socialites who have invited a variety of friends, relatives, and acquaintances to their mansion in the country for a weekend of hunting and relaxation. Among the honored guests are Constance (Maggie Smith), Lady Sylvia's matronly aunt; Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), William's cousin who is also a well-known actor and songwriter; and Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban), an American film producer who is friendly with Ivor and researching an upcoming project. Observing the proceedings are the domestic staff of the mansion, including imperious butler Jennings (Alan Bates); footmen George (Richard E. Grant) and Arthur (Jeremy Swift); Probert (Derek Jacobi), a valet to Sir William; housekeeper Mrs. Wilson (Helen Mirren); Mrs. Croft (Eileen Atkins), who oversees the kitchen; and Elsie (Emily Watson), a maid. Also on hand are the guests' personal servants, including Mary (Kelly Macdonald), Constance's maid; Henry (Ryan Phillippe), Weissman's valet; and Parks (Clive Owens), a butler. While the servants are required to display a high level of decorum, they are expected to be passive observers who do not comment on what they see, though the gossip among them travels thick and fast once they retire to the servants' quarters downstairs. And it turns out that there's plenty worth gossiping about, especially after Sir William turns up dead, and everyone is ordered to stay at the mansion while the police investigate the killing. Gosford Park also features Charles Dance, Tom Hollander, Natasha Wightman, and Ron Webster; the screenplay was written by Julian Fellowes, based on a story by Altman and co-star Bob Balaban.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2018
UPC: 0760137187882
Original Release: 2001
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 383

Special Features

New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director of photography Andrew Dunn; Audio commentary by director Robert Altman, production designer Stephen Altman and producer David Levy; Audio commentary by writer-producer Julian Fellowes; Brand-new audio commentary by critics Geoff Andrew and David Thompson (author of Altman on Altman); Introduction by critic Geoff Andrew; Brand new interviews with executive producer Jane Barclay and actress Natasha Dwightman; The making of Gosford Park archive featurette; Keeping Gosford Park Authentic archive featurette; Q&A session with Altman and the cast; Fifteen deleted scenes with optional Altman commentary; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maggie Smith Constance, Countess of Trentham
Michael Gambon Sir William McCordle
Kristin Scott Thomas Sylvia McCordle
Jeremy Northam Ivor Novello
Bob Balaban Morris Weissman
Alan Bates Jennings
Richard Grant George
Helen Mirren Mrs. Wilson
Eileen Atkins Mrs. Croft
Emily Watson Elsie
Stephen Fry Inspector Thompson
Kelly MacDonald Mary Maceachran
Clive Owen Robert Parks
Ryan Phillippe Henry Denton
Tom Hollander Lt. Commander Anthony Meredith
Geraldine Somerville Louisa, Lady Stockbridge
Charles Dance Raymond, Lord Stockbridge
Sophie Thompson Dorothy
Derek Jacobi Probert
James Wilby Freddie Nesbitt
Camilla Rutherford Isobel McCordle
Claudie Blakley Mabel Nesbitt
Natasha Wightman Lavinia Meredith
Teresa Churcher Bertha
Jeremy Swift Arthur
Ron Webster Constable Dexter
Megan Owen Lewis
Frank Thornton Burkett
George Sherman beater
John Fountain beater
Joanna Maude Renee
Lucy Cohu Lottie
Adrian Scarborough Barnes
Frances Low Sarah
Sarah Flind Ellen
John Atterbury Merriman
Laurence Fox Lord Rupert Standish
Trent Ford Jeremy Blond
Finty Williams Janet
Emma Buckley May
Laura Harling Ethel
Tilly Gerrard Maud
Will Beer Albert
Gregor Henderson Begg Fred
Leo Bill Jim
Ron Puttock Strutt
Adrian Preater McCordles' loader
John Cox Loader
Ken Davies Loader
Tony Davies Loader
Steve Markham Loader
Terry Sturmey Loader
Julian Such Loader
Alan Bland beater
Peter Champion beater
Geoff Double beater
Robin Devereux beater
Richard Gamble beater
Brian Rumsey beater
Pip the Dog Widget

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Joshua Astrachan Co-producer
Bob Balaban Producer
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Stuart Brisdon Special Effects Supervisor
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Julian Fellowes Associate Producer,Screenwriter
James Fellowes Screenwriter
Jane Frazer Co-producer
Peter Gossop Sound Mixer
Sharon Harell Executive Producer
Sarah Hauldren Art Director
Deborah Jarvis Makeup
Hannah Leader Executive Producer
David Levy Producer
Sharon Martin Makeup
Tori Parry Production Manager
Anna Pinnock Set Decoration/Design
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Mary Selway Casting
Tim Squyres Editor
Richard Styles Asst. Director
Peter Taylor Camera Operator
Kate J. Thompson Makeup
Norma Webb Makeup

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