Possession


1h 43m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Roland Michell is an upstart American scholar in London on a fellowship to study the great Randolph Henry Ash. Ash is best known for the rapturous poems he dedicated to his wife, and is currently the subject of a major exhibition. Maud Bailey is a brilliant, by-the-book academic, researching the lif

Film Details

Also Known As
Posesión, Possession: A Romance
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Roland Michell is an upstart American scholar in London on a fellowship to study the great Randolph Henry Ash. Ash is best known for the rapturous poems he dedicated to his wife, and is currently the subject of a major exhibition. Maud Bailey is a brilliant, by-the-book academic, researching the life and work of the lesser-known Victorian poet Christabel LaMotte. As the history books tell it, La Motte met Ash briefly at a dinner, and they never encountered each other again. When Maud and Roland discover a cache of love letters that appear to link the two poets as secret lovers, they follow the trail of clues across England to the Continent. As the growing mystery leads them from dusty bookshelves to exotic hideaways and beyond, their adventure, in a very modern way, begins to mirror the romantic journey of Ash and LaMotte, over a century earlier.

Crew

Hugo Adams

Assistant Sound Editor

Jonathan Allen

Music Engineer

Len Amato

Executive Producer

Michela Antonello

Music

Collette Appleby

Stand-In

David Appleby

Photography

Jan Archibald

Hairdresser

Jean-pierre Arquie

Music Coordinator

Luciana Arrighi

Production Designer

Marc Atherfold

Camera Assistant

Mark August

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Assistant Sound Editor

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Patricia Barr

Medic

David Barron

Executive Producer

Victoria Bate

Apprentice Editor

Peter Beasley

Carpenter

Jenny Beavan

Costume Designer

John Bell

Original Music

Nigel Bennett

Rerecording

Malcolm Bensted

Props

Barbara Berkery

Dialogue Coach

William Bernie

Painter

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Peter Bigg

Props

Gary Birmingham

Transportation

Graham Blinco

Production

Bob Blues

Production Accountant

Brian Blues

Carpenter

Chris Bolster

Music Engineer

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Steven Bovingdon

Production

Nick Bowen

Painter

Brian Brookner

Driver

Chris Brown

Carpenter

Peter Burgess

Foley Artist

John Butler

Painter

A.s. Byatt

Source Material (From Novel)

Ralph Cameron

Assistant Location Manager

Alison Cardy

Other

Dennis Carlo

Production

John Casali

Sound

Caroline Chapman

Production

Anna-maria Chetwynd

Art Department

Andy Clayton

Unit Manager

Tim Collins

Driver

Ed Colyer

Foley Recordist

Jake Cook

Production

Sonia Coppi

Assistant

Steve Costello

Gaffer

Jason Costelloe

Assistant Editor

Annie Crawford

Wardrobe

Kenny Crouch

Wardrobe Supervisor

David Crozier

Sound Mixer

Denis Culhane

Painter

Rik Cunningham

Driver

Jason Curtis

Medic

Graham Alec Dale

Propman

Paul Davies

Production

Gordon Davis

Accounting Assistant

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Chris Dowling

Electrician

Mike Dowson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andrew Dudman

Music Engineer

Peter Duffey

Carpenter

Paul Dunn

Special Effects Supervisor

Wilma Dunn

Special Effects

Michael Elliott

Assistant Director

Michael Evans

Camera Assistant

Trevor Eve

Painter

Carlos Fidel

Assistant Director

Jonathan Fisher

Camera Assistant

Raymond Flindall

Construction

Joe Foley

Assistant Art Director

Maurice John Francis

Carpenter

Catherine Frift

Camera Assistant

Mike Frift

Camera Operator

Luke Furlonger

Sculptor

Bill Geddes

Grip

Frank Gell

Camera

James Gemmill

Scenic Artist

Kay Georgiou

Hairdresser

Paul Ghirardani

Art Director

Annie Gilhooly

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Peter Gosling

Music Lyrics

Alan Grayley

Electrician

Margaret Graysmark

Construction Coordinator

Tony Graysmark

Construction Manager

Daniel T Green

Production

Ron Green

Electrician

Saskia Green

Art Department

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Sttphan Guillemet

Location Assistant

Robert Gurney

Construction

Wayne Hammond

Carpenter

Jon Harris

Construction

Peter Hasler

Propman

Gordon Hayman

Camera Operator

Kirsten Hecktermann

Wardrobe Assistant

Bill Higley

Adr Mixer

Richard Hill

Driver

Richard Hill

Location Assistant

Sally Hilton

Assistant

Jacky Holding

Accounting Assistant

Leo Holloway

Videotape Operator

Mark Holmes

Wardrobe

Kevin Holt

Editing

Peter Hooper

Propman

Andy Hopkins

Grip

Kelly Howard-garde

Production Coordinator

Christian Huband

Assistant Art Director

Antony Hunt

Visual Effects Producer

Jamie Hunt

Rigging Electrician

Mark Hutton

Rigging Electrician

David Henry Hwang

Screenplay

Lee Isgar

Driver

Joseph Jayawardena

Unit Manager

Sallie Jaye

Makeup Artist

Andrew Jeffrey

Visual Effects Producer

Allan Jenkins

Music

Bryce Johnstone

Carpenter

Laura Jones

Screenplay

Richard Jones

Carpenter

Bill Kaye

Photography

Paul Kemp

Electrician

Anna Kot

Assistant Costume Designer

Linda Labov

Assistant

Neil Labute

Screenplay

Rebecca Lafford

Makeup Artist

Daniel Laurie

Adr Editor

Daniel Laurie

Dialogue Editor

Jane Law

Costumes

Heather Leat

Wardrobe Assistant

Daniel Letch

Special Effects Technician

Barry Levinson

Producer

Katja Lindner

Painter

Tom Lucy

Stunt Coordinator

David Mackie

Camera Trainee

Don Macpherson

Other

Danny Madden

Construction

Vince Madden

Rigging Electrician

Jim Magill

Driver

Ron Mawbey

Wardrobe Assistant

Gerard Mccann

Music Editor

Caroline Mccarthy

Assistant Location Manager

Carole-ann Mcginley

Other

John Mcgoldrick

Carpenter

Jim Mcguinness

Construction

Scott Mcintyre

Special Effects Technician

Ronald Meeks

Construction

Gary Messer

Stand-In

Lynette Meyer

Creative Consultant

Stephen Miles

Costumes

Stephen Miles

Assistant Costume Designer

Pat Miller

Rigging Electrician

Nigel Mills

Sound Supervisor

Simon Mills

Camera Assistant

Nic Milner

Camera Operator

Leslie Mona-mathis

Adr Mixer

David Moore

Best Boy

Lea Morement

Editing

Paul Mortimer

Medic

Stefan Moucha

Original Music

Duncan Muggoch

Location Assistant

Sylvie Muinos

Hairdresser

Gary Nagle

Electrician

Joseph Newman

Carpenter

Ian Noble

Driver

Sophie Norinder

Wardrobe

Robin O'donoghue

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Eamonn O'keeffe

Camera Assistant

Kevin O'leary

Adr Mixer

Barbara Ohren

Seamstress Supervisor

Belinda Parrish

Makeup Artist

Graham Patmore

Carpenter

Zelda Perkins

Assistant

Stephen Pevner

Coproducer

Mark Phillips

Special Effects Technician

Quentin A. Pierre

Security

Roy Porter

Driver

Iona Price

Production Manager

Ros Pritchard

Illustrator

Todd Quattromini

Props

Sue Quinn

Location Manager

Harry Rabinowitz

Music Conductor

Ashton Radcliffe

Assistant Location Manager

Alex Raspa

Adr Mixer

Jason Reilly

Painter

Ian Richards

Painter

Ken Richards

Rigging Electrician

Mickey Richards

Driver

Matthew Robinson

Art Department

Bella Sabbagh

Stand-In

Andrew Sanders

Art Director

Mark Sanger

Assistant Editor

Steve Sansom

Rigging Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Posesión, Possession: A Romance
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 16, 2002

Expanded Release in United States August 23, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 11, 2003

Released in United States August 2002

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.

A.S. Byatt's book was published by Random House in 1990.

Gillian Armstrong was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Summer August 16, 2002

Expanded Release in United States August 23, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 11, 2003

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.)