Cry Freedom 33 years old

Cry Freedom

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

Credits

Julian Glover
Julian Glover

Don Card

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

Steve Biko

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

Donald Woods

Kate Hardie
Kate Hardie

Jane Woods

Zakes Mokae
Zakes Mokae

Father Kani

Cry Freedom Cast

Name Character
Ian Richardson He was 53, 72 years old when he died as State Prosecutor
Julian Glover He was 52, now 86 years old as Don Card
Penelope Wilton She was 41, now 75 years old as Wendy Woods
Kevin McNally He was 31, now 65 years old as Ken
Denzel Washington He was 32, now 66 years old as Steve Biko
Alec McCowen He was 62, 91 years old when he died as Acting High Comissioner
Kevin Kline He was 40, now 73 years old as Donald Woods
Gary Whelan He was 34, now 68 years old as Guard
Kate Hardie She was 18, now 52 years old as Jane Woods
John Paul as Wendy's Father
Timothy West He was 53, now 86 years old as Capt. De Wet
Badi Uzzaman He was 48, 72 years old when he died as Mortician
Judy Cornwell She was 47, now 81 years old as Receptionist
Zakes Mokae He was 53, 75 years old when he died as Father Kani
Gwen Watford She was 60, 66 years old when she died as Wendy's Mother
Miles Anderson He was 40, now 73 years old as Lemick
John Matshikiza He was 32, 53 years old when he died as Mapetla
Josette Simon She was 27, now 61 years old as Dr Ramphele
Glen Murphy He was 30, now 64 years old as Guard
Gwyneth Powell She was 41, now 75 years old as Girl at Funeral
Gerald Sim He was 62, 89 years old when he died as Police Doctor
John Hargreaves He was 41, 50 years old when he died as Bruce
John Thaw He was 45, 60 years old when he died as Kruger
Peter Cartwright He was 202, 228 years old when he died as Police Sergeant

Cry Freedom Crew

Name Department
Susie Figgis as Casting. She was 39 (now 73) years old Production
John Mollo as Costume Design. He was 56 (86) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Stuart Craig as Production Design. He was 45 (now 79) years old Art
Michael Seirton as Set Decoration. He was 50 (now 83) years old Art
Jonathan Bates as Sound. He was 48 (68) years old when He died Sound
David Harris as Special Effects Supervisor. Visual Effects
Lesley Walker as Editor. She was 12 (now 21) years old Editing
John Briley as Co-Producer. He was 62 (94) years old when He died Production
John Briley as Screenplay. He was 62 (94) years old when He died Writing
Ronnie Taylor as Director of Photography. He was 63 (now 96) years old Camera
Norman Dorme as Supervising Art Director. He was 60 (now 94) years old Art
Vera Mitchell as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Gerry Humphreys as Sound. He was 56 (75) years old when He died Sound
Simon Kaye as Sound. He was 52 (now 86) years old Sound
John King as Art Direction. He was 27 (now 61) years old Art
Terence A. Clegg as Executive Producer. He was 49 (now 83) years old Production
Richard Attenborough as Director. He was 64 (90) years old when He died Directing
Richard Attenborough as Producer. He was 64 (90) years old when He died Production
Donald Woods as Novel. He was 53 (67) years old when He died Writing
Jonas Gwangwa as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (now 84) years old Sound
Brian Mann as Dialogue Editor. He was 7 (now 41) years old Sound
Wally Schneiderman as Makeup Supervisor. He was 65 (now 99) years old Costume & Make-Up
Cry Freedom poster
Cry Freedom (33 years)

  • Release day: Friday, November 06, 1987
  • Runtime: 157 minutes
  • Budget: 29000000.00
  • Revenue: 25899797.00