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Four Weddings and a Funeral Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This acclaimed British comedy centers on the intermittent romance between a charming (if slightly bumbling) Englishman and a beautiful American woman, who seem to always run into each other at weddings. Indeed, it is at the first of the title's four weddings that Charles (Hugh Grant) and Carrie (Andie McDowell) meet, enjoying a brief but fleeting connection. The spark is rekindled several months later, when they unexpectedly meet at another wedding. Unfortunately, however, Carrie has become engaged to another, a fact that complicates matters for them both. The story may seem simple, but the film is elevated by screenwriter Richard Curtis' ear for witty dialogue and a colorful supporting cast. Director Mike Newell's sympathetic attention to character keeps the proceedings believable, and prevents the film's more serious moments from seeming mawkish. These elements, along with Grant's star-making performance as Charles, helped the film achieve unexpected international success, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:March 9, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard Curtis Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Curtis Best Original Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andie MacDowell Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hugh Grant Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1994 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Mike Newell Best Foreign Film 1994 Winner
Directors Guild of America Mike Newell Best Director 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Duncan Kenworthy Best Picture 1994 Nominee

Cast

Hugh Grant
as Charles
Andie MacDowell
as Carrie
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Fiona
Simon Callow
as Gareth
James Fleet
as Tom
John Hannah
as Matthew
Corin Redgrave
as Hamish
Charlotte Coleman
as Scarlett
David Bower
as David
Rowan Atkinson
as Father Gerald
Anna Chancellor
as Henrietta
Ronald Herdman
as Vicar (Wedding One)
Elspet Gray
as Laura's Mother
Philip Voss
as Laura's Father
Rupert Vansittart
as George the Boor at The Boatman
Robin McCaffrey
as Serena
Michael Mears
as The Boatman Waiter
Kenneth Griffith
as Mad Old Man
David Haig
as Bernard
Sophie Thompson
as Lydia the Bride
Nigel Hastings
as Tea-tasting Alistair
Emily Morgan
as Vomiting Veronica
Bernice Stegers
as Shop Assistant
Robert Lang
as Lord Hibbott
Jeremy Kemp
as Sir John Delaney
Rosalie Crutchley
as Mrs. Beaumont
Ken Drury
as Vicar (Wedding Three)
Struan Rodger
as Best Man
Pat Starr
as Gareth's Dance Partner
Neville Phillips
as Vicar (Funeral)
Susanna Hamnett
as Deirdre
John Abbott
as Polite Verger
Nigel Hastings
as Tea-tasting Alistair
John Abbott
as Polite Verger
Sophie Thompson
as Lydia the Bride
Susanna Hamnett
as Deirdre
Emily Morgan
as Vomiting Veronica
Struan Rodger
as Best Man
Robert Lang
as Lord Hibbott
Robin McCaffrey
as Serena
Ronald Herdman
as Vicar (Wedding One)
Rupert Vansittart
as George the Boor at The Boatman
Philip Voss
as Laura's Father
David Haig
as Bernard
Neville Phillips
as Vicar (Funeral)
Ken Drury
as Vicar (Wedding Three)
Kenneth Griffith
as Mad Old Man
Rosalie Crutchley
as Mrs. Beaumont
Pat Starr
as Gareth's Dance Partner
Michael Mears
as The Boatman Waiter
Bernice Stegers
as Shop Assistant
Jeremy Kemp
as Sir John Delaney
Elspet Gray
as Laura's Mother

Crew

Mike Newell
Director
Duncan Kenworthy
Producer
Richard Curtis
Producer
Richard Curtis
Screenwriter
Michael Coulter
Cinematographer
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Maggie Gray
Production Designer
Eric Fellner
Executive Producer
Tim Bevan
Executive Producer
Anna Pinnock
Set Designer
Lindy Hemming
Costume Designer
Ian Wingrove
Special Effects
Kieron Phipps
First Assistant Director
Michelle Guish
Casting
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