The Libertine


2h 10m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Story of the Earl of Rochester, friend of Charles II and a Restoration era pornographer and poet. He was an anti-monarchist Royalist and an atheist who converted to Christianity. The story is about how the Earl's cynicism is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with a struggling young actress.

Film Details

Also Known As
Libertine
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Ben Greaves; Isle Of Man Film; Mr. Mudd Productions; Tarn Willers; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company; Acme Film; Aurum Producciones; Bazuca; Bontonfilm; Central Partnership; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Entertainment Films; Golden Village; Media Box; Mediafilm; Metropolitan Filmexport; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; New Films International; Nu-Metro; Paradiso Entertainment; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Tatra Film; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
United Kingdom; Isle of Man; Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Story of the Earl of Rochester, friend of Charles II and a Restoration era pornographer and poet. He was an anti-monarchist Royalist and an atheist who converted to Christianity. The story is about how the Earl's cynicism is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with a struggling young actress.

Crew

Alex Abelman

Carpenter

Sam Abelman

Carpenter

Mona Adams

Advisor

Skander Allani

Stunt Performer

Gillian Allen-fraser

Props

Trevor Atkins

Driver

Suzanne Austin

Art Director

Jill Avery

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chase Bailey

Executive Producer

Del Baker

Stunt Performer

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Dave Ball

Construction Manager

Philip Ball

Stand-In

Bruce Barns

Construction

Olly Barron

Production

Mat Bartram

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Bennett

Assistant Director

David Bermingham

Other

Hammy Bernald

Carpenter

Mairi Bett

Line Producer

Lucy Bevan

Casting

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Jonathan Blair

Legal Services

Andy Blore

Carpenter

Andrea Bond

Scenic Artist

Abi Brotherton

Makeup

Micky Brown

Props

Mitchell Brown

Caterer

Rona Brown

Animal Supplier

William Browne

Assistant Editor

Arran Brownlee

Storyboard Artist

Corran Brownlee

Storyboard Artist

Dan Budd

Assistant Production Accountant

Peter Burden

Props

Andy Burrows

Dailies

Trevor Butterfield

Special Effects Technician

Nick Cain

Other

Richard Cain

Driver

Gillian Campbell

Charge Scenic Painter

William Cann

Props

Alison Cardy

Props

Frank Carr

Other

Craig Carter

Sound Effects Editor

Nina Carter

Casting

Susan Casey

Assistant Costume Designer

Graham Caulfield

Props

Charlotte Child

Wardrobe Assistant

Nigel Chrisholm

Carpenter

Steve Christian

Executive Producer

Shannon Clark

Production Executive

Mark Clark-hall

Other

James Clarke

Dailies

James Clarke

Dailies

Jill Clarke

Animal Supplier

Danny Clements

Props

Amanda Cole

Assistant Costume Designer

Garry Connery

Stunt Performer

David Cooper

Carpenter

Malcolm Corlett

Driver

Nick Cosens

Props

Gareth Cousins

Art Department

Dan Crandon

Construction Manager

Hannah Crick

Scenic Artist

Tim Crowley

Construction

Kate Cuffin

Effects Coordinator

Chris Cullum

Medic

Hannah Curtis

Other

Matt Curtis

Titles

Chris Cutler

Props

Oliver Dance

Production

Shelly Darden

Assistant

Julie Dartnell

Makeup

Gary Davies

Gaffer

Andrew Gwyn Davis

Other

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant

Becky Devine

Makeup

Robert Dibble

Camera Focus Puller

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Eric Downey

Rigging Electrician

Luke Drummond

Titles

Yvonne Duckett

Assistant Costume Designer

Laurence Duffy

Best Boy

Ross Duffy

Electrician

Rebecca Duquenoy

Props Buyer

Jim Dyson

Painter

Jim Edge

Driver

Jim Edge

Security

Matthew Edger

Carpenter

Giles Edleston

Location Manager

Nigel Egerton

Costume Supervisor

Lee Eldred

Electrician

Bob Elton

Props

Bruce Emery

Consultant

Sarah Fahy

Accountant

Anthony Faust

Adr Mixer

Jonathan Fawkner

Compositing Supervisor

John Fell

Rigging Electrician

Stephen Fell

Rigging Electrician

Helen Field

Consultant

Julia Finn

Publicity

Johnny Fontana

Special Effects Technician

Glenn Foster

Stunt Performer

Frank Gardiner

Assistant Costume Designer

David Garrick

Stunt Performer

Charlotte Ginsborg

Camera

Philip Goldsworthy

Costumer

Chris Goodes

Sound Mixer

Louise Goodsill

Executive Producer

Antony Gray

Dialogue Editor

David Gray

Rigging Electrician

Ben Greaves

Cable Operator

Alice Greenland

Post-Production Coordinator

Gerry Grennell

Dialogue Coach

Mark Grimwade

Assistant Location Manager

Pat Hagarty

Rigging Electrician

Tristan Haley

Loader

Lianne Halfon

Producer

Paul Halter

Carpenter

Piers Hampton

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Hanson

Stunt Performer

Sasha Harris

Production Coordinator

Alan Hawes

Special Effects Technician

John Hayes

Sound Mixer

Michael Hayes

Electrician

Roland Heap

Assistant Sound Editor

Franklin Henson

Stunt Coordinator

Nick Hobbs

Stunt Performer

Abi Holland

Driver

Polly Hope

Assistant

Rupert Hornstein

Camera Focus Puller

Michael Howard

Electrician

Jason Htay

Carpenter

Nigel Hughes

Scenic Artist

Austin Ince

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marie Therese Jacobse

Assistant Costume Designer

Stephen Jeffreys

Screenwriter

Stephen Jeffreys

Source Material (From Play:"The Libertine")

Carrie Johnson

Medic

Robert Jones

Executive Producer

Jerry Judge

Security

Ralph Kamp

Executive Producer

Debbie Kaye

Animal Supplier

Andrew Keenan

Music Composer

Max Keene

Assistant Director

Richard Kelloway

Props

Emma Kenaway

Artistic Advisor

Danny Kent

Driver

Lucy Killick

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Krijgsman

Digital Effects

Peaches L'hore

Assistant

Bev Lawley

Casting

Sue Lefton

Coach

Steve Leone

Driver

Colin Leventhal

Executive Producer

Marshall Leviten

Production Manager

Carl Lewin

Craft Service

Mike Lewis

Driver

Linda Lichter

Legal Services

Emma Lightbody

Publicity

Chris Lightburn-jones

Construction Manager

Jason Lobb

Electrician

Paul Lowe

Stunt Performer

Roz Lowrie

Editor

Chas Lyons

Camera

John Malkovich

Producer

John Maloney

Security

Richard Mason

Carpenter

Lisa Mcdiarmid

Art Director

Ella Mcgee

Other

Claire Mcgrane

Visual Effects Producer

David Mchenry

Art Director

Daryn Mclaughlan

Art Assistant

Caroline Mcmanus

Post-Production Supervisor

Alex Melman

Director Of Photography

Ellie Meure

Compositing Supervisor

John Miles

Post-Production Accountant

Brian Miller

Generator Operator

Jonathan Mills

Legal Services

Gareth Milne

Stunt Coordinator

Rhiannon Milne

Stunt Performer

Sheila Fraser Milne

Other

Garry Moore

Carpenter

Tony Moore

Rigging Electrician

Kirsty Morgan

Visual Effects

Dean Morley

Caterer

Peter Morley

Caterer

Mike Morrison

Other

Mike Morrison

Other

Peter Mountain

Photography

John Munro

Makeup

Ron Narduzo

Driver

Bruce Nelson

Painter

Helen Nesbitt

Digital Effects

Jack Newman

Video Assist/Playback

Ray L. Nicholas

Stunt Performer

Michael Nyman

Music Conductor

Michael Nyman

Composer

Michael Nyman

Song

George Osbourne

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Libertine
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Ben Greaves; Isle Of Man Film; Mr. Mudd Productions; Tarn Willers; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company; Acme Film; Aurum Producciones; Bazuca; Bontonfilm; Central Partnership; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Entertainment Films; Golden Village; Media Box; Mediafilm; Metropolitan Filmexport; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; New Films International; Nu-Metro; Paradiso Entertainment; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Tatra Film; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
United Kingdom; Isle of Man; Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 25, 2005

Released in United States January 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 4, 2006

Released in United States November 2005

Based on the stage play "The Libertine" written by Stephen Jeffreys.

Project previously in development at J & M Entertainment.

John Malkovich starred in the Steppenwolf Theater Company's stage production of "The Libertine" in Chicago, early 1996.

Project is commercial director Laurence Dunomre's feature directing debut.

During pre-production in early-February 2004, the British government suddenly outlawed some of the U.K.'s biggest tax equity funds, which directly effected this project. Re-financing occurred, switching from First Choice to Isle of Man Film, and principle photography was moved from Bray Studios in London to the Isle of Man, and pushed from February 23 to March 3, 2004.

Mr. Mudd Productions is John Malkovich's production company.

Released in United States Fall November 25, 2005

Released in United States January 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 4, 2006

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screening) November 3-13, 2005.)