Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Director: Geoffrey Sax Cast: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor

DVD (Wide Screen)


Based on the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, the three-part miniseries Tipping the Velvet was first aired on the BBC in 2002. All three parts have been released on a single disc from Acorn Media presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound. Optional English subtitles are available. This DVD includes an interview with Waters and screenwriter Andrew Davies. Other special features include a photo gallery and filmographies for cast members Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, Hugh Bonneville, John Bowe, and Alexei Sayle. Highly recommended for fans of historical romance between women, especially during the Victorian era.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
UPC: 0054961675791
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with Sarah Waters and Andrew Davies; Photo gallery; Cast filmographies; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachael Stirling Nancy Astley
Keeley Hawes Kitty Butler
Anna Chancellor Diana Lethaby
Jodhi May Florence Banner
Hugh Bonneville Ralph Banner
Johnny Vegas Gully Sutherland
Alexei Sayle Charles Frobisher
Sally Hawkins Zena Blake
Richard Hope Mr. Astley
Monica Dolan Alice Astley
Peter Kelly Davy Astley
Louis Alderton Baby Cyril
Diane Beck Annie Price
Carl Chase Corder
Benedict Cumberbatch Freddy
Angela Curran Mrs. Sykes
Heather Dickinson Grace Milne
Janet Fullerlove Elsie
Milly Gregory Mary
Janet Henfrey Mrs. Jex
Dean Lennox Kelly Tony Reeves
Daniel Mays Jimmy Burns
Jim McManus Tricky Reeves
Bernice Stegers Mrs. Denby
Sarah Stockbridge Dickie
Tilly Vosburgh Mrs. Milne
Theresa Watson Mrs. Best
David Webber Bill

Technical Credits
Geoffrey Sax Director
Susannah Buxton Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Davies Score Composer
Andrew Davies Screenwriter
Cinders Forshaw Cinematographer
Sally Woodward Gentle Executive Producer
Sally Head Executive Producer
Adrian Johnston Score Composer
Georgina Lowe Producer
Gareth Neame Executive Producer
Malcolm Thornton Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Oyster Girl [11:51]
2. Chosen [8:20]
3. Best Pals [5:58]
4. Gay Metropolis [7:21]
5. Nan King [11:42]
6. Secret Sweethearts [13:14]
1. Blissful Couple [11:09]
2. Nancy Boy [11:59]
3. King of Pleasure [8:50]
4. New Life [8:04]
5. Call of Nature [8:00]
6. Bad Ending [10:38]
1. Down and Out [9:21]
2. Taken In [11:28]
3. Housekeeper [9:44]
4. Night Out [10:37]
5. Rehearsals [10:36]
6. Sweetest Girl [7:33]

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Tipping the Velvet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are often times when a film adaptation of a book is a disappointment to the reader. However this production does quite the contrary - it celebrates it. The acting by both leads is quite extraordinary - tender and bold; the story deals with its topic in an original and brazen fashion. The story will hold you to your seat till the very end, and then leave you wishing for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this film!! I'm a lesbian and having been trying to find more movies that not only include lesbian characters, but give them depth and character beyond stereotypes and cliques. Tipping The Velvet more then met my hopes. It is a beautifully filmed, directed and acted movie following Nancy's character through different conflicts and excitements. From falling in love to dealing with struggling on her own to success, Nancy has the strength and honesty to prevail and make her own path. Rachel Stirling is someone I've never seen before in a movie and was extremely impressed at how well she drew me into her portrayal of Nancy. I enjoyed all the different characters and was spoiled with a cast of such talented actresses and actors, but Stirling was by far my favorite. I've watched the movie several times now and instead of becoming bored with it, I find new treasures to enjoy! I wish networks here in the States would take more risks and show quality mini-series like Tipping The Velvet.
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