Titanic (mini-series, 2012)

Titanic (mini-series, 2012)

Titanic is a four-part television mini-series created by Nigel Stafford-Clark , written by Julian Fellowes , broadcast in 2012. One hundred years later, this series depicts the sinking of the Titanic that took place on April 15, 1912.

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This is one of two very large budget series that was broadcast for the Centenary of the sinking of Titanic , the other being Titanic: Blood and Steel .

Synopsis

The Titanic is the flagship of the White Star Line : three years of construction were needed for the world’s most luxurious and largest ocean liner ever built. His maiden voyage between England and New York will remain in everyone’s memories …

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Titanic
  • Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark , Chris Thompson
  • Executive producer: Kate Bartlett (ITV Studios), Simon Vaughan (Lookout Point), Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny (Sienna Films), Howard Ellis and Adam Goodman (Mid Atlantic Films)
  • Director: Jon Jones
  • Scenario: Julian Fellowes
  • Music: Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Country of origin: Canada ; United Kingdom ; Hungary
  • Language: English
  • Format: Color – 1.77: 1
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Disaster
  • Duration: 4 x 43-46 minutes
  • Dates of first broadcast:
    •  Canada : and on Global
    •  United Kingdom : and on ITV
    •  France :on TMC

Distribution

  • Linus Roache (VF: Tanguy Goasdoué ) : Hugh, Count of Manton
  • Perdita Weeks (VF: Jessica Monceau ) : Lady Georgiana Grex
  • Géraldine Somerville (VF: Micky Sebastian ) : Louisa, Countess of Manton
  • David Calder (VF: Marc Cassot ) : Captain Edward Smith
  • Will Keen (VF: Jean-Alain Velardo ) : Second in command Henry Wilde
  • Brian McCardie (VF: Vincent Violette )st officer William McMaster Murdoch
  • Steven Waddington (VF: Philippe Vincent )to Officer Charles Lightoller
  • James Wilby (VF: Herve Caradec ) : Joseph Bruce Ismay
  • Glen Blackhall (VF: Arnaud Arbessier ) : Paolo Sandrini
  • Antonio Magro ( Remi Bichet ) : Mario Sandrini
  • Jenna Coleman (VF: Pamela Ravassard ) : Hostess Annie Desmond
  • Peter McDonald  ( VF: Eric Aubrahn ) : Jim Maloney
  • Ruth Bradley (VF: Marie Gamory ) : Mary Maloney
  • Georgia McCutcheon : Theresa Maloney
  • Dragos Bucur (VF: Bertrand Nadler ) : Peter Lubov
  • Toby Jones ( Daniel-Jean Colloredo ) : John Batley
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy (VF: Danièle Douet ) : Muriel Batley
  • Lyndsey Marshal (VF: Sylvie Jacob ) : Mabel Watson
  • Lee Ross (VF: Bernard Lanneau ) : Barnes
  • Noah Reid (VF: Tony Marot) : Harry Widener
  • Peter Keszegi : George Widener
  • Diana Kent : Eleanor Widener
  • Celia Imrie : Grace Rushton
  • Peter Wight (VF: Jacques Bouanich ) : Joseph Rushton
  • Cian Barry : th officer Joseph Boxhall
  • Ifan Meredith : th officer Harold Lowe
  • Jonathan Howard (VF: Christophe Desmottes )E Officer James Paul Moody
  • Stephen Campbell Moore : Thomas Andrews
  • Sylvestra The Touzel : Lady Lucy Duff Gordon
  • Simon Paidey Day : Sir Cosmo Gordon Duff
  • Lloyd Hutchinson : Chief Steward Andrew Latimer
  • Ralph Ineson (VF: Bertrand Dingé ) : Steward John Hart
  • Thomas Aldridge : Steward William Taylor
  • Tom Andrews : Sailor Hawkins
  • Mike Kelly : Seaman Royce
  • Iain McKee (VF: Christophe Desmottes ) : Seaman Scott
  • Dave Legeno : Matelot Davis
  • Luke Norris : Sailor Holmes
  • Ben Bishop: Sailor Lyons
  • Csongar Veér : Conductor Wallace Hartley
  • Mátyás Ölveti : Violinist
  • Attila Bardóczy : Waiter
  • Sophie Winkleman (VF: Sabeline Amaury ) : Dorothy Gibson
  • Sally Bankes : me Gibson
  • Ryan Hawley (VF: Benjamin Bollen ) : Jack Thayer
  • Christine Kavanagh : Marian Thayer
  • Miles Richardson : John Jacob Astor IV
  • Angela Eke : Madeleine Astor
  • Olivia Darnley : Bessie Allison
  • Larina Meszaros Lorraine Allison
  • Preston Hrisko : Hudson Allison
  • David Eisner : Benjamin Guggenheim
  • Joséphine of Baume : Léontine Aubart
  • Joseph May : Valet Victor Giglio
  • Linda Kash : Margaret Brown
  • Pandora Colin : Countess of Rothes
  • Izabella Urbanowiez : Alice Cleaver
  • Shane Attwooll : Billy Blake
  • Tim Downie : Police Officer
  • Colm Gormley : Winston Churchill
  • Timothy West (VF: Michel Voletti ) : Lord Pirrie
  • Lee Ross : M.Barnes
  • John Kazek : Steward Turnbull
  • Mark Lewis Jones : David Evans
  • French version
    • Dubbing Company : Mediadub International
    • Artistic direction : Nathalie Raimbault
    • Adaptation of the dialogues : Chantal Carrière and Félicie Seurin

Reality of the story or fiction?

The film presents a large number of real facts such as the escape of Bruce Ismay in the folding boat C, Jack Thayer waiting around the canoe B overturned before taking place or the large number of real characters (Astor, Guggenheim …) but it also shows a lot of erroneous facts:

  • Harold Lowe was not loaded aboard C but number 14.
  • The collision with the iceberg: Murdoch ordered “to starboard all” then “to port” to spare the stern; this is not the case in the film.
  • At the time of the collision, Smith was in his cabin and arrived on the bridge; but in the film we see him inspecting the compartments with Andrews.
  • Andrews did not feel the collision, in fact he could not be with the captain to inspect the compartments a few seconds after the impact.
  • John Jacob Astor IV was not crushed by the chimney 1 .

Real characters

The film features a lot of real characters unlike most other movies devoted to the same subject.

In the crew:

  • Edward Smith : The Titanic’s famous captain
  • Henry Wilde : Second in command
  • William McMaster Murdoch : st officer
  • Charles Lightoller : d officer
  • Joseph Boxhall : th officer
  • Harold Lowe : th officer
  • James Paul Moody : th officer
  • Andrew Latimer: The Chief Steward
  • John Hart: A steward th class
  • William Lyons: A seaman who managed to swim to the boat but died on board the RMS Carpathia
  • Wallace Hartley : The Conductor
  • William Taylor: A steward of st class

The other crew members are fictitious but some passengers also existed:

  • Colonel John Jacob Astor IV : Businessman and soldier, he was the richest on board
  • Madeleine Astor : Second wife of John Jacob Astor
  • Benjamin Guggenheim : Businessman and Copper Mogul
  • Harry Widener : Young businessman and book collector
  • George Dunton Widener : Businessman
  • Eleanor Widener : George’s wife
  • Lucy Christina Duff Gordon : Fashion Designer and Cosmo’s Wife
  • Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon : Fencing Champion
  • Allison family : Hudson, Bessie, Lorraine, Trevor and their nurse Alice Cleaver
  • Victor Giglio : Jack of Benjamin Guggenheim
  • Margaret Brown : Activist and Philanthropist
  • Léontine Aubart : Mistress of Guggenheim
  • Jack Thayer : Son of John Borland Thayer
  • John Borland Thayer : Vice President of the Pennsylvania Railways
  • Marian Thayer : John Thayer’s wife
  • Lucy Noël Leslie Martha, Countess of Rothes

Notes and references

  1. ↑ (in) The Two Deaths of John Jacob Astor ”  [ archive ] , George Behe’s “Titanic” Tidbits .

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