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Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks, this drama, set in Europe during World War II, stars Cate Blanchett as Charlotte, a Scottish woman living in London. Charlotte falls in love with Peter (Rupert Penry-Jones), a handsome RAF pilot, and the two are soon caught up in a torrid affair. Before long, Peter is sent off on a mission over France, and Charlotte receives word that Peter has been reported missing in action. Fluent in French and desperate to find the man she loves, Charlotte volunteers for work with British intelligence and is soon smuggled into France where she is to work with French resistance forces, posing as a woman from Paris. As Charlotte goes about her duties and tries to find Peter, she finds herself drawn to Julien (Billy Crudup), a Communist working with resistance forces. Charlotte is assigned to pose as a domestic at the home of Julien's father, Levade (Michael Gambon), where he's hiding two Jewish boys whose parents have been captured by Nazi troops. In order to maintain her cover and protect Julien, Levade, and the boys, Charlotte finds herself drawn into a relationship with Renech (Anton Lesser), a busybody schoolteacher who is collaborationg with the occupation troops. Directed by Gillian Armstrong, Charlotte Gray also features James Fleet, Ron Cook, and Helen McCrory. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 28, 2001

Cast

Cate Blanchett
as Charlotte Gray
Billy Crudup
as Julien Lavarde
Michael Gambon
as Levade
Rupert Penry-Jones
as Peter Gregory
Anton Lesser
as Renech
James Fleet
as Richard Cannerley
Ron Cook
as Mirabel
Jack Shepherd
as Pichon
Nicholas Farrell
as Mr. Jackson
Helen McCrory
as Francoise
Abigail Cruttenden
as Daisy
Charles Condou
as Auguste

Crew

Gillian Armstrong
Director
Sarah Curtis
Producer
Douglas Rae
Producer
Jeremy Brock
Screenwriter
Sebastian Faulks
Book Author
Dion Beebe
Cinematographer
Stephen Warbeck
Composer (Music Score)
Nicholas Beauman
Editor
Joseph Bennett
Production Designer
Tatiana Lund
Art Director
Su Whitaker
Art Director
David Allday
Supervising Art Director
Catherine Kerr
Co-producer
Elinor Day
Co-producer
Cathy Lord
Associate Producer
Paul Webster
Executive Producer
Robert Bernstein
Executive Producer
Hanno Huth
Executive Producer
Joanne Woollard
Set Designer
Janty Yates
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Turnbull
First Assistant Director
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