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Hysteria Details


Set in Victorian London, Tanya Wexler's period comedy Hysteria tells the tale of Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a young doctor disturbed by the way most hospitals ignore the latest research on germ theory, and still treat patients with bleedings and leeches. After being fired from his most recent job for speaking out on the matter, he ends up in the employ of Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) who runs a private practice specializing in treating women who suffer from "hysteria" and come to the doctor for his precise digital manipulations in order to get a release. With the help of Mortimer's best friend Edmund (Rupert Everett) together they create a device that allows these women to achieve the desired result much more quickly. Complicating matters, Mortimer becomes enamored of Dalrymple's strong-willed, feminist-minded daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Hysteria played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 2012


Hugh Dancy
as Mortimer Granville
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Charlotte Dalrymple
Jonathan Pryce
as Dr. Robert Dalrymple
Felicity Jones
as Emily Dalrymple
Rupert Everett
as Edmund St. John-Smythe
Ashley Jensen
as Fannie
Sheridan Smith
as Molly
Gemma Jones
as Lady St. John-Smythe
Malcolm Rennie
as Lord St. John-Smythe
Kim Criswell
as Mrs. Castellari
Georgie Glen
as Mrs. Parsons
Linda Woodhall
as Nurse Smalley
Kimberly Selby
as Lady Wheaton
Anne Comfort
as Mrs. Huddleston
Jonathan Rhodes
as PC Fugate
Maggie McCarthy
as Mrs. Copeland
Tobias Menzies
as Mrs. Squyers
David Ryall
as Judge
Anna Chancellor
as Mrs. Bellamy
David Schaal
as Tough Guy
Nicholas Woodeson
as Dr. Richardson
Jack Kelly
as Footman 1
Jimmy De Brabant
as Major Domo
Kate Linder
as Lady Cherwell


Tanya Wexler
Sarah Curtis
Judy Cairo
Tracy Becker
Stephen Dyer
Stephen Dyer
Screen Story
Sean Bobbitt
Gast Waltzing
Composer (Music Score)
Sophie Becher
Production Designer
Anouk Nora
Jimmy De Brabant
Ken Atchity
Executive Producer
Peter Fudakowski
Executive Producer
Michael A. Simpson
Executive Producer
Stephen Dyer
Executive Producer
Eric Brenner
Executive Producer
Nic Ede
Costume Designer
Martin Trevis
Sound Mixer
Martin Trevis
Sound Recordist
Christian Henson
Additional Music
Gaby Kester
Casting Director
Paul Sarony
Line Producer