In the Bleak Midwinter 28 years old

The drama. The passion. The intrigue... And the rehearsals haven't even started.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available even at Christmas and are prepared to do it on a 'profit sharing' basis (that is, they may not get paid anything) he cannot expect - and does not get - the cream of the cream. But although they all bring their own problems and foibles along, something bigger starts to emerge in the perhaps aptly named village of Hope.


In the Bleak Midwinter Cast

Name Character
Joan Collins She was 62, now 91 years old as Margaretta
Adrian Scarborough He was 27, now 56 years old as Young actor
Celia Imrie She was 43, now 71 years old as Fadge
Gerard Horan He was 34, now 62 years old as Carnforth
Brian Pettifer He was 48, now 76 years old as Ventriloquist
Julia Sawalha She was 27, now 55 years old as Nina
John Sessions He was 43, now 71 years old as Terry Du Bois
Nicholas Farrell He was 41, now 69 years old as Tom Newman
Jennifer Saunders She was 37, now 65 years old as Nancy
Richard Briers He was 62, 79 years old when he died as Henry
Michael Maloney He was 38, now 67 years old as Joe
Patrick Doyle He was 42, now 71 years old as Scotsman
Hetta Charnley as Molly

In the Bleak Midwinter Crew

Name Department
Tim Harvey as Production Design. He was 34 (now 62) years old Art
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Neil Farrell as Editor. He was 39 (now 67) years old Editing
Roger Lanser as Director of Photography. Camera
Kenneth Branagh as Director. He was 35 (now 63) years old Directing
Kenneth Branagh as Screenplay. He was 35 (now 63) years old Writing
Caroline Harris as Costume Design. She was 128 (69) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Jimmy Yuill as Original Music Composer. He was 39 (now 68) years old Sound
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In the Bleak Midwinter (28 years)

The drama. The passion. The intrigue... And the rehearsals haven't even started.

  • Release day: Friday, September 29, 1995
  • Runtime: 99 minutes