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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)

TV Movie | 174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are ...See moreA fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are brief interludes of the stories that will make Hans famous (The Nightingale, The Little Mermaid and The Snow Queen to name a few), which are intertwined with the events that surround his own life. Written by Annie D See less
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Hans Christian Andersen (book "The Fairy Tale of My Life") | Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay)
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Updated Dec 31, 2003

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Dec 2003 (France)

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48 cast members
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Kieran Bew
Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen   See fewer
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Emily Hamilton
Jette / Little Mermaid Jette / Little Mermaid   See fewer
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James Fox
Jonas Collin Jonas Collin   See fewer
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Simon Callow
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens   See fewer
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Steven Berkoff
Meisling Meisling   See fewer
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Geraldine James
Hans's Mother Hans's Mother   See fewer
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Alison Steadman
Mrs. Meisling Mrs. Meisling   See fewer
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Edward Atterton
Prince Christian of Denmark Prince Christian of Denmark   See fewer
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Mark Dexter
Edward Edward   See fewer
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Hugh Bonneville
Publisher Publisher   See fewer
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Lynda Bellingham
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Miranda Pleasence
Gypsy Washerwoman Gypsy Washerwoman   See fewer
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Patrick Barlow
Plopqvist Plopqvist   See fewer
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Caroline Harker
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Cheyenne Rushing
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Astrid Leberti
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Sarah Cattle
Chambermaid Chambermaid   See fewer
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Joe Prospero
Francis Dickens Francis Dickens   See fewer
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Charlie Hicks
Edward 'Plorn' Dickens Edward 'Plorn' Dickens   See fewer
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Anna Maguire
Matchgirl Matchgirl   See fewer
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Tom Strauss
Grandfather Grandfather   See fewer
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Carolyn Pickles
Mrs. Dickens Mrs. Dickens   See fewer
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Tamsin Egerton
Kate Dickens (as Tamsin Egerton-Dick) Kate Dickens (as Tamsin Egerton-Dick)   See fewer
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Aurelio Malfa
Proprietor Proprietor   See fewer
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Jean-Theo Jost
Traveling Companion Traveling Companion   See fewer
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Hans-Peter Deppe
Stage Doorman Stage Doorman   See fewer
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Michel Keller
Courtier Courtier   See fewer
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Dörte Freundt
Courtesan Courtesan   See fewer
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Esther Seibt
3rd Merprincess 3rd Merprincess   See fewer
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Jeff Caster
Shipping Company Official Shipping Company Official   See fewer
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Gauri DeBose
Queen of Oude Queen of Oude   See fewer
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Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
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Hans-Heinrich Hardt
Han's Father Han's Father   See fewer
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Nina Lutjens
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria   See fewer
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Oliver Kraatz
Prince Albert Prince Albert   See fewer
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Annicka Ehrl
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Bernd Raucamp
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Robert Gallinowski
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Andreas Albrecht
Call Boy Call Boy   See fewer
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Elena Sommer
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 474 votes