Venus


1h 35m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Maurice and Ian are a pair of veteran actors who never quite hit the big time. Now in their 'golden years,' they continue to work, though the jobs are far from glamorous. But their comfortable routine and witty banter over breakfast in a favorite café is disrupted by the arrival of Ian's grand-niec

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Albert G Ruben; Angels the Costumiers; Animals O'Kaye; Audiolink; Audiolink, Ltd.; Baseblack; Bbc Resources; Clarity Post Production Sound Limited; Dakota Music Services; Deluxe Australia; Eastman Kodak; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Free Range Films; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Kevin O'Shea; Kodak; Lee Lighting; Mcdonald & Rutter; Midnight Transfer; Panavision, Ltd.; Sapex; Shipleys; Soho Images; Special Treats Productions; The Works; U.K. Film Council; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Asociacia Slovenskych Filmovych Klubov (Asfk); Bontonfilm; Cine Colombia; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Forum Film Ltd.; Golem Distribution; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; MIRAMAX; Miracle (Denmark); Sena; Ster-Kinekor; Tour De Force (Tdf); Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Maurice and Ian are a pair of veteran actors who never quite hit the big time. Now in their 'golden years,' they continue to work, though the jobs are far from glamorous. But their comfortable routine and witty banter over breakfast in a favorite café is disrupted by the arrival of Ian's grand-niece, Jessie. Jessie quickly tries her great-uncle's patience; but Maurice is absolutely taken with the young woman and proceeds to show her the cultural sights of London. As Maurice tries to give Jessie the benefit of his experience, he is surprised to discover how very little he actually knows about himself now that his life is drawing to a close. Jessie, who had arrived with an enormous chip on her shoulders, slowly learns from Maurice the value of respect--for herself as well as others.

Crew

Tim Alban

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rob Anderson

Construction Manager

Dougie Andrews

Driver

Miguel Antunes

Caterer

David Arnold

Music

Chris Atkinson

Sound Department

Joanna Bacon

Medic

Simon Baggs

Song Performer

Simon Baker

Camera Operator

Nick Baldock

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Baldock

Supervising Sound Editor

Jozsef Balogh

Song Performer

Greg Barrett

Camera

Stephen Bearman

Film Lab

John Beck

Music Composer

Gavin Bolton

Driver

Ben Bradley

Titles

Paul Brennan

Office Runner

Paul Brennan

Driver

Colin Burrows

Publicity

Tony Byrne

Loader

Karl Caffrey

Driver

Karl Caffrey

Office Runner

Emmet Cahill

Grip

Dave Calitz

Carpenter

Sally Caplan

Business Affairs

Ben Carr

Sound Editor

Dan Channing-williams

Assistant Director

David Chettleborough

Carpenter

Martin Chitty

Costumes

Steve Chrisanthou

Music Composer

Steve Chrisanthou

Music Producer

Mark Clancy

Driver

John Claude

Colorist

Tristam Cones

Camera Assistant

Roger Contina

Caterer

Jonah Coombes

Location Manager

Alexander Crowe

Camera Trainee

Chris Cullum

Medic

Matt Curtis

Titles

Tommy Danvers

Music Composer

Rod Dewinter

Security

Nicola Dove

Photography

Hamish Doyne-ditmas

Camera Assistant

Graham Easton

Other

Stephen Elson

Visual Effects Producer

Will Evans

Business Affairs

Brian Fawcett

Lighting

Nana Fischer

Hair

Adele Fletcher

Dialogue Editor

John Folly

Carpenter

Kim Gaster

Associate Editor

Nic Gaster

Editor

Synnove Godeseth

Trainer

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Michael Groom

Production Assistant

Kate Halsall

Art Department

Tim Hambley

Driver

Danny Hambrook

Sound Recordist

James Hamilton

Foley

Dave Hartley

Song Performer

Katy Harvey

Art Department

Danny Heffermen

Security

Paul Herman

Music Composer

Gordan Higgins

Song Performer

Sue Hills

Script Supervisor

Vince Holden

Finance Manager

Garrett Honn

Digital Effects

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

David Horrill

Property Master

Guy Hunt

Construction

Jessica Hurles

Assistant Director

Nick Hussey

Assistant

Josh Hyams

Production Coordinator

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Vinod Jassal

Location Assistant

Steve Joberns

Auditor

Kevin Jones

Driver

Per Karefelt

Digital Effects

John Paul Kelly

Production Designer

Miles Ketley

Executive Producer

Roger Kiff

Carpenter

Hanif Kureishi

Screenplay

Peter Lale

Song Performer

Adam Laschinger

Sound Department

Shay Leonard

Propman

Kevin Loader

Producer

Sally Low

Camera Assistant

Dan Lowe

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Luisi

Business Affairs

Emma Macdevitt

Art Director

Iain Mackay

Camera Assistant

Phil Mallett

Driver

Nathan Matthews

Electrician

Leila Mcalister

Caterer

Barrie Mcculloch

Assistant Director

Charles Mcdonald

Unit Publicist

Mickey Mckenna

Driver

Peter Mcpartlin

Business Affairs

Liz Miller

Unit Publicist

Charles Moore

Executive Producer

Fiona Morham

Head Of Production

Jem Morton

Key Grip

Marc Nelkin

Music Composer

Jamie Newton

Publicity

Clive Noakes

Film Lab

Donal Nolan

Digital Effects

Kevin O'shea

Production Insurance

Steve Orchard

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Ott

Driver

Bob Parker

Driver

Bob Parker

Office Runner

Lewis Partovi

Production

Shreepali Patel

Publicity

Daniel Phillips

Makeup Designer

Sophia Phillips

Set Decorator

Rob Playford

Music

Rose Pomeroy

Caterer

Tristan Porter

Digital Effects

Danubius Quartet

Song Performer

Gert Rademeyer

Carpenter

Corinne Bailey Rae

Music Composer

Corinne Bailey Rae

Music

Corinne Bailey Rae

Song

Sui Rajakaruna

Assistant Art Director

Mike Reaney

Assistant Production Coordinator

Luke Redgrave

Camera Operator

Megan Roberts

Office Runner

Javier Rodiguez

Caterer

Rosa Romero

Line Producer

Lewis Ronald

Video Assist/Playback

Alexander Ross

Legal Services

Tessa Ross

Executive Producer

Tony Rowland

Grip

Albert G Ruben

Production Insurance

Scott Rudin

Executive Producer

Carmen Saccone

Caterer

Matthew Sanders

Unit Publicist

Erik Satie

Music Composer

Petra Schwane

Digital Effects

Johnny Scotty

Driver

Charlotte Sewell

Costumes

Asha Sharma

Location Assistant

Simon Shepard

Medic

Guy Sheppard

Legal Services

Paul Shore

Film Lab

Anthony Stagles

Security

Shane Stanfield

Security

Ricky Stelling

Rigging Grip

Brian Tame

Props

Jessie Taylor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pete Taylor

Carpenter

Tracey Taylor

Assistant Production Accountant

Sarah Teboul

Production Accountant

Teitur

Music Composer

Peter Touche

Executive

Chris Treble

Foley Editor

Lucy Villiers

Assistant

Lewis Wakefield

Driver

Nick Wall

Photography

Natalie Ward

Costume Designer

Val Wardlaw

Visual Effects Supervisor

Fiona Weir

Casting

Ron Wheeler

Driver

Julian White

Chief Lighting Technician

Penny White

Props

Jonathan Williams

Song Performer

Lisa Williams

Assistant

Matt Wilson

Electrician

Rolf Wilson

Song Performer

Steve Wilson

Carpenter

Lesley Wise

Executive

Paul Wise

Driver

Joy Wong

Executive

Peter Wood

Props

Steve Wright

Song Performer

Tamsin Wright

Wardrobe

Jackie Yau

Props Buyer

Josh Yudkin

Unit Manager

Haris Zambarloukos

Director Of Photography

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Albert G Ruben; Angels the Costumiers; Animals O'Kaye; Audiolink; Audiolink, Ltd.; Baseblack; Bbc Resources; Clarity Post Production Sound Limited; Dakota Music Services; Deluxe Australia; Eastman Kodak; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Free Range Films; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Kevin O'Shea; Kodak; Lee Lighting; Mcdonald & Rutter; Midnight Transfer; Panavision, Ltd.; Sapex; Shipleys; Soho Images; Special Treats Productions; The Works; U.K. Film Council; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Asociacia Slovenskych Filmovych Klubov (Asfk); Bontonfilm; Cine Colombia; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Forum Film Ltd.; Golem Distribution; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; MIRAMAX; Miracle (Denmark); Sena; Ster-Kinekor; Tour De Force (Tdf); Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2006
Peter O'Toole

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States November 2006

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2007

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (The Mayor of London Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (The Mayor of London Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2007

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.)

Released in United States November 2006 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival (Special Presentation) November 1-12, 2006.)

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2006 (NY, LA)