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England, My England (1995)

153 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.
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Nicholas D. Knowland (as Nic Knowland)
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Simon Callow
Charles II Charles II   See fewer
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Michael Ball
Henry Purcell Henry Purcell   See fewer
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Rebecca Front
Mary II Mary II   See fewer
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Lucy Speed
Nell Gwyn Nell Gwyn   See fewer
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Letitia Dean
Barbara Palmer (Lady Castlemaine) Barbara Palmer (Lady Castlemaine)   See fewer
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Nina Young
Frances Purcell Frances Purcell   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys   See fewer
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Robert Stephens
John Dryden John Dryden   See fewer
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Terence Rigby
Captain Henry Cooke Captain Henry Cooke   See fewer
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Murray Melvin
Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury   See fewer
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Corin Redgrave
William of Orange William of Orange   See fewer
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John Fortune
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon   See fewer
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Guy Henry
James II James II   See fewer
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Edward Michie
Young Harry Young Harry   See fewer
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Tom Shrapnel
Young Pelham Young Pelham   See fewer
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Constantine Gregory
Colonel Wharton Colonel Wharton   See fewer
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Rebecca Tremain
Catherine of Bragança Catherine of Bragança   See fewer
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Vernon Dobtcheff
Dr. Spratt Dr. Spratt   See fewer
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Tim Newton
Harry Purcell Snr Harry Purcell Snr   See fewer
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Patricia Quinn
Elizabeth Purcell Elizabeth Purcell   See fewer
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Ben Soames
Older Pelham Older Pelham   See fewer
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Richard Wellings-Thomas
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth James Scott, Duke of Monmouth   See fewer
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Yeoman Joseph David
Garter King Garter King   See fewer
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David Thomas
John Gostling John Gostling   See fewer
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Michael Wade
Thomas Clifford, Baron of Clifford and Chudleigh (as Michael John Wade) Thomas Clifford, Baron of Clifford and Chudleigh (as Michael John Wade)   See fewer
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Bernard Padden
Blackwell Blackwell   See fewer
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Simon Flind
Draghi Draghi   See fewer
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Ellis Nadler
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Gabriel Costelloe
Harry as baby Harry as baby   See fewer
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Kate Penning
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Leslie Ashton
Bishop Bishop   See fewer
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John Hibbs
Blacksmith Blacksmith   See fewer
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Benjamin Britten
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 146 votes