The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Diamond in the Rough

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1993-11-05
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 515 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
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A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

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  • Anthony Hopkins

    as James Stevens
  • Emma Thompson

    as Miss Kenton
  • James Fox

    as Lord Darlington
  • Christopher Reeve

    as Jack Lewis
  • Hugh Grant

    as Reginald Cardinal
  • Peter Vaughan

    as William Stevens
  • Ben Chaplin

    as Charlie, Head Footman
  • Paula Jacobs

    as Mrs. Mortimer, the cook
  • Patrick Godfrey

    as Spencer
  • Michael Lonsdale

    as Dupont D'Ivry
  • Rupert Vansittart

    as Sir Geoffrey Wren
  • Tim Pigott-Smith

    as Thomas Benn
  • Lena Headey

    as Lizzie
  • Paul Copley

    as Harry Smith
  • Peter Cellier

    as Sir Leonard Bax
  • Brigitte Kahn

    as Baroness
  • John Savident

    as Doctor Meredith
  • Pip Torrens

    as Doctor Richard Carlisle
  • Peter Eyre

    as Lord Halifax
  • Wolf Kahler

    as German ambassador
  • Abigail Hopkins

    as Housemaid
  • John Haycraft

    as Auctioneer
  • Caroline Hunt

    as Landlady
  • Steve Dibben

    as George, Second Footman
  • Terence Bayler

    as Trimmer
  • Peter Halliday

    as Canon Tufnell
  • Jeffry Wickham

    as Viscount Bigge
  • Tony Aitken

    as Postmaster
  • Christopher Brown

    as Irma
  • Ian Redford

    as Publican
  • Jo Kendall

    as Publican's wife
  • Steven Beard

    as Andrews
  • Miles Richardson

    as Craddock (uncredited)
Directing James Ivory Director
Production Ismail Merchant Producer
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Writing Kazuo Ishiguro Novel
Writing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenplay
Production Paul Bradley Executive Producer
Production Donald Rosenfeld Associate Producer
Editing Andrew Marcus Editor
Production Celestia Fox Casting
Art Luciana Arrighi Production Design
Art John Ralph Art Direction
Art Ian Whittaker Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Beavan Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Norma Webb Makeup Artist
Directing Christopher Newman Assistant Director
Crew Arthur Wicks Property Master
Lighting Tommy Finch Gaffer
Camera Roger Pearce Camera Operator
Camera Tony Pierce-Roberts Director of Photography
Sound Richard Robbins Original Music Composer
Editing Derek Holding Dialogue Editor
Directing Diana Dill Script Supervisor
Sound Robin O'Donoghue Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Joyce Herlihy Production Supervisor
Camera Martin Body Camera Operator
Production John Calley Producer
Costume & Make-Up John Bright Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Christine Beveridge Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Carol Hemming Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Paolo Mantini Hairstylist
Directing Bernard Bellew Assistant Director
Directing Simon Moseley Assistant Director
Visual Effects Garth Inns Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Martin Body Visual Effects
Production Christian McWilliams Location Manager
Sound Geoff Alexander Music
Sound Harry Rabinowitz Music Director
Crew Brian Baverstock Driver
Crew Elizabeth Aldrich Choreographer
Crew John Dowdell Telecine Colorist