Bright Star 2009 Film | Ben Whishaw As John Keats



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Bright Star Movie


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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): O Brilho de uma Paixão, Bright Star - Die erste Liebe strahlt am hellsten, 璀璨情詩, Bright Star - Meine Liebe. Ewig., 璀璨情诗, 灿烂之星, 闪亮的星星, 브라이트 스타


Directed by Jane Campion

Produced by Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt

Written by Jane Campion

Starring Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Thomas Sangster

Music by Mark Bradshaw

Cinematography: Greig Fraser

Edited by Alexandre de Franceschi

Production company: BBC Films, Screen Australia, UK Film Council, New South Wales Film and Television Office, Pathé

Distributed by Apparition (USA), Warner Bros. (UK/France)

Release date: 15 May 2009 (Cannes), 6 November 2009 (United Kingdom)

Running time: 119 minutes

Budget: $8.5 million

Box office: $14.4 million



Bright Star Awards and Nominations

AACTA Award (2010 AFI Awards) AFI Members' Choice Award

Academy Award Best Costume Design

Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for Most Beautiful Film

EDA Award for Best Supporting Actor EDA Female Focus Award - Women's Image Award EDA Female Focus Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry EDA Female Focus Award for Best Woman Director EDA Female Focus Award for Best Woman Screenwriter ACS Award Cinematographer of the Year


Bright Star Soundtrack:

Negative Capability – 3:55

La Belle Dame Sans Merci – 2:28

Return – 0:58

Human Orchestra – 1:48

Convulsion – 0:52

Bright Star – 1:49

Letters – 3:49

Yearning – 2:24

Ode to a Nightingale – 5:24


Bright Star Cast and Characters:

Abbie Cornish Fanny Brawne

Ben Whishaw John Keats

Paul Schneider Mr. Brown

Kerry Fox Mrs. Brawne

Edie Martin Toots

Thomas Brodie-Sangster Samuel

Claudie Blakley Maria Dilke

Gerard Monaco Charles Dilke

Antonia Campbell-Hughes Abigail

Samuel Roukin Reynolds

Amanda Hale Reynolds Sister

Lucinda Raikes Reynolds Sister

Samuel Barnett Mr. Severn

Jonathan Aris Mr. Hunt

Olly Alexander Tom Keats

François Testory Dance Master

Theresa Watson Charlotte

Vincent Franklin Dr. Bree

Eileen Davies Mrs. Bentley

Roger Ashton-Griffiths Shopkeeper

Sally Reeve Landlady

Sebastian Armesto Mr. Haslam

Adrian Schiller Mr. Taylor

Alfred Harmsworth Charles Dilke Jnr

Lucas Motion Suitor at Ball

Topper The Cat

Anthoula Drummond

Joyia Fitch

Will Garthwaite

Samuel Gaukroger

Guy Mannerings