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The Clandestine Marriage (1999)

A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

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Christopher Miles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Lord Ogleby
Joan Collins ... Mrs. Heidelberg
Timothy Spall ... Sterling
Tom Hollander ... Sir John Ogelby
Paul Nicholls ... Richard Lovewell
Natasha Little ... Fanny
Emma Chambers ... Betsy
Cyril Shaps ... Canton
Ray Fearon ... Brush
Mark Burns ... Capstick
Timothy Bateson ... Gaoler
Craster Pringle Craster Pringle ... Ruben
Lara Harvey Lara Harvey ... Lucy
Jenny Galloway ... Mrs Trusty
Philippa Stanton Philippa Stanton ... Chamber
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A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. The planned marriage suffers a last-minute upset when the would-be husband switches affections to the bride's sister.

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For better...or for worse

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamos gia klamata See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Dame Joan Collins used their own money to fund the movie when financial difficulties arose during production. See more »

Soundtracks

Secret
Written by Trevor Bentham, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Stanislas Syrewicz
Arranged by Julia Taylor-Stanley, Ian Lynn, Stanislas Syrewicz
Performed by Miriam
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Loved it....
7 March 2006 | by litlbitartsySee all my reviews

I thought this movie was very good. The characters, the costumes... you have to like movies like this to start with in order to appreciate it. The timing on the humor was really good. The music was excellent and I would like to find the soundtrack. Miriam Stockley sings the song Secret. She performs several of the songs in the movie. She's a cross between Celine Dion and Enya. The British speak was easy enough that you could understand what they were saying. A lot of that is too much and it's hard to catch it all. There are a lot of recognizable actors in this and they all did a good job. I highly recommend this movie for just some old fashion humor in a period piece.


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