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Tony Palmer

England, my England

Edition 1996
153' - 1995 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Tony Palmer Composer: Henry Purcell With: Simon Callow, Michael Ball, Rebecca Front
Henry Purcell was, and is, England's greatest composer. But much of his life is a complete enigma. Exactly where was he born? And when? Who was his father? And where did he live during his tragically short life? All we know for certain is that he wrote over a thousand major works. The late 17th century, the time of Purcell, was an astonishing moment in English history. The scientist Isaac Newton, Christopher Wren - the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral, the poets John Bunyan and Dryden,... these are some of the irrepressible characters who peopled the age, and the film. And there is King Charles II and his thirty-nine mistresses...

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Credits

Director

Tony Palmer

Composer

Henry Purcell

With

Simon Callow, Michael Ball, Rebecca Front

Scenario

John Osborne, Charles Wood

Director of Photography

Nicholas D. Knowland

Editor

Tony Palmer

Producer

Mike Bluett

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

1995

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