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The Lost Prince (2003)

The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director:

Stephen Poliakoff
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Williams ... Prince John (younger)
Matthew James Thomas ... Prince John (older) (as Matthew Thomas)
Brock Everitt-Elwick Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Prince George (younger)
Rollo Weeks ... Prince George (older)
Gina McKee ... Lalla
Tom Hollander ... George V
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Mary
Bill Nighy ... Stamfordham
Bibi Andersson ... Queen Alexandra
Ron Cook ... Lloyd George
Frank Finlay ... Asquith
David Westhead ... Fred
John Sessions ... Mr. Hansell
Michael Gambon ... Edward VII
David Barrass David Barrass ... Kaiser Wilhelm
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Storyline

British empire monarch George V and his wife Queen Mary decide to hide their last-born son, Johnnie, from the public, being embarrassingly affected by epilepsy. While his protective elder brother is ruthlessly groomed for court life, Johnnie gets packed off to a country cottage on the royal estate Sandringham. With his full-time governess Lalla, a substitute-mother, he's abandoned to playfulness and virtual social neglect. The Great War and the Russian Revolution change life in Britain, also at court, even at Sandringham, where royal refugees are expected. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The heartbreaking story of the prince that history forgot

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

BBc [UK] | PBS

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El príncipe perdido See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

King George V had 6 children, two of which used the name George. His second to eldest son was Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George, known to the family as Bertie but used the name George VI when he became king. This is the son who had a very bad stuttering problem that began in very early childhood and lasted into adulthood. The second to youngest son was Prince George, Jonny's closest sibling in this film. Prince George, Duke of Kent, grew up to live a life which was considered scandalous, and died in an aeroplane crash in 1942. See more »

Goofs

When the Union Flag is at half mast at the death of Edward VII, it is upside down - the side attached to the pole should have the thick white band at the top. See more »

Quotes

Prince George: [Speaking about Prince John] He was the only one of us who was able to be himself.
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Connections

Featured in Prince John: The Windsors' Tragic Secret (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Moon Shines Bright
(uncredited)
Traditional Russian
Arranged by Bibs Ekkel
Performed by Bibs Ekkel and his Balalaika Quintet
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A beautiful piece of work.
14 November 2004 | by kos5See all my reviews

The Lost Prince is one of those wonderful pieces that you rarely see. Beautiful, touching, moving, and heartbreaking are only a few words to describe it. It was informative also because I had never before known of the epileptic Prince John. I fell in love with Johnny the first time I saw him.

The acting was fantastic. I loved Lalla. Gina Mckee did an excellent job in portraying her. Miranda Richardson(Queen Mary) also did a wonderful bit of acting as the seemingly heartless Queen. I was reduced to tears at the end.

If you've never heard of the wonderful little Prince, or you'd just like to watch a different perspective on the Royal family, see the The Lost Prince, you'll be glad you did.


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