Coral Browne
Director: Gavin Millar Cast: Coral Browne
Coral Browne
, Ian Holm
Ian Holm
, Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagher
Gavin Millar


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Irreverent British writer Dennis Potter speaks aloud what many literary historians have only postulated in whispers in Dreamchild. The film is set in 1932, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll. The guest of honor at the New York-based celebration is 80-year-old Alice Liddell (Coral Browne), who as a child inspired Carroll's whimsical novels. Amidst the cajoling of both devoted fans and fast-buck hustlers, the grim-faced Alice tries to remain calm and dignified. What none of the idolaters suspect is that Alice harbors a long-suppressed secret concerning her "very special" relationship with Carroll -- a secret revealed in an extremely tasteful fashion during a flashback sequence, featuring Amelia Shankley as young Alice and Ian Holm as Charles Dodgson, the virginal, child-obsessed clergyman whom the world knew as Lewis Carroll. The darkness of Dennis Potter's vision is lightened by Muppeteer Jim Henson's marvelous three-dimensional renditions of the Wonderland and Looking Glass characters.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2011
UPC: 0883904201342
Original Release: 1985
Source: Mgm Mod
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 12,288

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Coral Browne Alice Hargreaves
Ian Holm Rev. Charles Dodgson
Peter Gallagher Jack Dolan
Nicola Cowper Lucy
Caris Corfman Sally Mackeson
Amelia Shankley Little Alice
Jane Asher Mrs. Liddell
Imogen Boorman Loriona
Emma King Edith
Shane Rimmer Mr. Marl
William Hootkins Radio Actor
Ron Mueck Gryphon
Steve Whitmire Mock Turtle
Karen Prell Dormouse
Michael Sundin March Hare
Fulton Mackay Gryphon
Alan Bennett Mock Turtle
Julie Walters Dormouse
Anthony Haygarth Mad Hatter
Frank Middlemass Caterpillar
Big Mick Mad Hatter
Ken Campbell March Hare,Radio Sound Effects Man
Nigel Hawthorne Actor
Johnny M. 1st Crooner
Alan Sherman Reporter
Pat Starr Radio Actress
Ron Travis Editor
Peter Whitman Radio Producer
Jeffrey Chiswick Radio Actor
Danny Brainin Reporter/Photographer
Sam Douglas Reporter
Peter Banks Editor
Derek Hoxby Editor
Ron Berglas Editor
Thomasine Heiner Announcer/Chairman
Olivier Pierre President of University
Tony Mansell Waldorf Astoria Crooner
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Rev. Duckworth
Rupert Wainwright Hargreaves
James Wilby Baker

Technical Credits
Gavin Millar Director
Marianne Ford Art Director
Roger Hall Production Designer
Max Harris Score Composer
Len Huntingford Art Director
Eddie Knight Makeup
Verity Lambert Producer
Rick McCallum Producer
Gates McFadden Choreography
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Angus Newton Editor
Dennis Potter Producer,Screenwriter
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Kenith Trodd Producer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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