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Words of the Titanic (2012)

Readings from the diaries, accounts and letters of its passengers and crew tell the story of the Titanic, which sank 100 years ago today on its maiden voyage. The cast includes Richard E ... See full summary »


Paul Copeland


Paul Copeland


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Allam ... Reader
Claudie Blakley ... Reader
Nancy Carroll ... Reader
Richard E. Grant ... Reader
Anna Madeley ... Reader
Joseph Mawle ... Reader
Isabella Rita Isabella Rita ... Reader
James Wilby ... Reader
Charles Dance ... Narrator (voice)
Jason Poingdestre Jason Poingdestre ... Himself, reader, grandson of Titanic crewman
Dorothy Kendle Dorothy Kendle ... Herself, reader, granddaughter of Elizabeth Brown
Charlotte Collyer Charlotte Collyer ... Herself, reader, great-niece of Charlotte Collyer
Philip Littlejohn Philip Littlejohn ... Himself, reader, grandson of Titanic steward Alexander Littlejohn
Bill Callaghan Bill Callaghan ... Himself, reader, Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Marina Haisman Marina Haisman ... Herself, reader, great-granddaughter of Edith Haisman


Readings from the diaries, accounts and letters of its passengers and crew tell the story of the Titanic, which sank 100 years ago today on its maiden voyage. The cast includes Richard E Grant, Roger Allam, Anna Madeley, James Wilby and Claudie Blakley, alongside relatives of those who were on board. Charles Dance narrates. Written by Anonymous

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15 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kertomuksia Titanicilta See more »


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GBP150,000 (estimated)
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ITV Studios See more »
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Good Documentary That's Worth Watching
1 September 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Words of the Titanic (2013)

*** (out of 4)

This documentary from director Paul Copeland is a pretty unique way to tell the story of the Titanic. We have actors playing the roles of several survivors and they tell their stories about that awful night when the ship went down.

I'm going to guess that most people like myself have seen countless documentaries on the subject but this one here has something unique going for it. While we certainly don't hear any "new" stories here we at least get the interesting twist of having relatives of the survivors tell their stories. So basically we have grandchildren of those surviving playing the role of their relative by reading their stories about the sinking.

Again, there's certainly nothing new here but I enjoyed the twist of having family members playing the parts of their relatives as they are certainly a small connection tot he real event. With no survivors still with us, it's fascinating getting to hear from people close to them. The re-enactments are mostly taken from previous movies but for the most part this is an entertaining documentary that should appeal to Titanic buffs

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