Quills 23 years old

There are no bad words… only bad deeds.


A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.


Quills Cast

Name Character
Joaquin Phoenix He was 26, now 49 years old as The Abbe du Coulmier
Geoffrey Rush He was 49, now 72 years old as The Marquis de Sade
Kate Winslet She was 25, now 48 years old as Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc
Billie Whitelaw She was 68, 82 years old when she died as Madame LeClerc
Michael Caine He was 67, now 90 years old as Dr. Royer-Collard
Patrick Malahide He was 55, now 78 years old as Delbené
Amelia Warner She was 18, now 41 years old as Simone
Elizabeth Berrington She was 30, now 53 years old as Charlotte
Tom Ward He was 29, now 52 years old as The Horseman
Stephen Moyer He was 31, now 54 years old as Prouix, the Architect
Carol MacReady She was 48, now 71 years old as Sister Noirceuil
Michael Jenn as Cleante
Edward Tudor-Pole He was 44, now 68 years old as Franval
Stephen Marcus He was 38, now 61 years old as Bouchon
Daniel Ainsleigh He was 24, now 47 years old as Guerin
Ron Cook He was 52, now 75 years old as Napoleon
Danny Babington as Pitou
Terry O'Neill He was 62, 81 years old when he died as Gaillon
Rebecca Palmer She was 25, 239 years old when she died as Michette
Jamie Beddard He was 34, now 57 years old as Lunatic at Play
Harry Jones He was 209, 75 years old when he died as Orvolle
Howard Lew Lewis He was 59, 76 years old when he died as First Vendor
Alex Avery He was 29, now 52 years old as Abbe du Maupas
Toby Sawyer He was 31, now 54 years old as Louison
Pauline McLynn She was 38, now 61 years old as Mademoiselle Clairwil
George Antoni as Dauphin

Quills Crew

Name Department
Stephen Warbeck as Original Music Composer. He was 47 (now 70) years old Sound
Donna Isaacson as Casting. Production
Nick Wechsler (film producer) as Producer. He was 51 (now 74) years old Production
Peter Boyle as Editor. He was 65 (71) years old when He died Editing
Steven Lawrence as Art Direction. He was 24 (now 47) years old Art
Alastair Bullock as Draughtsman. Art
Martin Childs as Production Design. He was 46 (now 69) years old Art
Jill Quertier as Set Decoration. She was 0 (now 23) years old Art
Rogier Stoffers as Director of Photography. He was 39 (now 62) years old Camera
Julia Chasman as Producer. Production
Michael O'Connor as Assistant Costume Designer. He was 35 (now 58) years old Costume & Make-Up
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Jeremy Woodhead as Makeup & Hair. Costume & Make-Up
Mark Raggett as Supervising Art Director. Art
Peter Kaufman as Producer. Production
Matthew Gray as Draughtsman. He was 27 (now 50) years old Art
Philip Kaufman as Director. He was 64 (now 87) years old Directing
Doug Wright as Screenplay. He was 38 (now 61) years old Writing
Neil Finnighan as Stunts. Crew
Andy Bradford as Stunt Coordinator. He was 56 (now 79) years old Crew
Des McAnuff as Executive Producer. He was 48 (now 71) years old Production
Sandra Schulberg as Executive Producer. She was 50 (now 73) years old Production
Jacqueline West as Costume Design. She was 0 (now 23) years old Costume & Make-Up
Rudolf G. Wiesmeier as Executive Producer. Production
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Quills (23 years)

There are no bad words… only bad deeds.

  • Release day: Wednesday, November 22, 2000
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Budget: 13500000.00
  • Revenue: 7060876.00