FairyTale: A True Story

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)


  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Family
  • Release Date: 1997-10-24
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 58 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Icon Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
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Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story

FairyTale: A True Story Trailer

  • Florence Hoath

    as Elsie Wright
  • Elizabeth Earl

    as Frances Griffiths
  • Paul McGann

    as Arthur Wright
  • Peter O'Toole

    as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Harvey Keitel

    as Harry Houdini
  • Phoebe Nicholls

    as Polly Wright
  • Bill Nighy

    as Edward Gardner
  • Tim McInnerny

    as John Ferret, a Reporter
  • Joseph May

    as Houdini's Assistant
  • Peter Mullan

    as Sergeant Farmer
  • Anna Chancellor

    as Peter Pan
  • Lara Morgan

    as Jean Doyle
  • Adam Franks

    as Adrian Doyle
  • Guy Witcher

    as Denis Doyle
  • Peter Wight

    as Newspaper Editor
  • Anton Lesser

    as Wounded Corporal
  • Lynn Farleigh

    as Mrs. Thornton, the Teacher
  • David Calder

    as Harold Snelling
  • Anthony Calf

    as Geoffrey Hodson
  • Benjamin Whitrow

    as Mr. Binley
  • Barbara Hicks

    as City Woman
  • Paul Popplewell

    as Second Soldier
  • Ina Clough

    as Lady Calling to Fairies
  • Tom Sturridge

    as Hab, a Fairy
  • Mel Gibson

    as Frances' Father (uncredited)
  • Tom Georgeson

    as Reporter
Production Wendy Finerman Producer
Production Bruce Davey Producer
Writing Tom McLoughlin Writer
Directing Charles Sturridge Director
Writing Albert Ash Writer
Writing Ernie Contreras Writer