It is November, 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCardle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party.
They have invited an eclectic group. As the guests assemble in the gilded drawing rooms above, their personal maids and valets swell the ranks of the house servants in the teeming kitchens and corridors below-stairs. But all is not as it seems: neither amongst the bejeweled guests lunching and dining at their enormous leisure, nor in the attic bedrooms and stark work stations where the servants labour for the comfort of their employers.
Part comedy of manners and part mystery, the film is finally a moving portrait of events that bridge generations, class, sex, tragic personal history – and culminate in a murder. Or is it two murders…?
Priced at 26th June 2011
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- Maggie Smith as Constance Trentham
- Michael Gambon as William McCordle
- Kristin Scott Thomas as Sylvia McCordle
- Camilla Rutherford as Isobel McCordle
- Charles Dance as Lord Raymond Stockbridge
- Geraldine Somerville as Louisa Stockbridge
- Tom Hollander as Anthony Meredith
- Natasha Wightman as Lavinia Meredith
- Jeremy Northam as Ivor Novello
- Bob Balaban as Morris Weissman
- James Wilby as Freddie Nesbitt
- Claudie Blakley as Mabel Nesbitt
- Laurence Fox as Rupert Standish
- Trent Ford as Jeremy Blond
- Ryan Phillippe as Henry Denton
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