The Awakening

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The Awakening is a British horror thriller film directed by Nick Murphy, starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton. 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $4,798,235.00

Revenue $209,696.00

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Release Information

  • August 17, 2011
    R, Theatrical



Cast 30

  1. Rebecca Hall

    Rebecca Hall
    Florence Cathcart

  2. Dominic West

    Dominic West
    Robert Mallory

  3. Imelda Staunton

    Imelda Staunton
    Maud Hill

  4. Isaac Hempstead Wright
  5. Lucy Cohu

    Lucy Cohu
    Constance Strickland

  6. Cal Macaninch

    Cal Macaninch
    Freddie Strickland

  7. John Shrapnel

    John Shrapnel
    Reverend Hugh Purslow

  8. Diana Kent

    Diana Kent
    Harriet Cathcart

  9. Richard Durden

    Richard Durden
    Alexander Cathcart

  10. Alfie Field

    Alfie Field
    Victor Parry

  11. Tilly Vosburgh

    Tilly Vosburgh
    Vera Flood

  12. Ian Hanmore

    Ian Hanmore
    Albert Flood

  13. Andrew Havill

    Andrew Havill
    George Vandermeer

  14. Anastasia Hille

    Anastasia Hille
    Dorothy Vandermeer

  15. Joseph Mawle

    Joseph Mawle
    Edward Judd

  16. Shaun Dooley

    Shaun Dooley
    Malcolm McNair

  17. Steven Cree

    Steven Cree
    Sergeant Evans

  18. Felix Soper

    Felix Soper
    Julian Dowden

  19. Sidney Johnston

    Sidney Johnston
    John Franklin

  20. Spike White

    Spike White
    Alistair Howell

  21. Charlie Callaghan

    Charlie Callaghan
    Chris Hartley

  22. James Kirkham

    James Kirkham
    William Ramsbottom

  23. Ewan Andrew Walker

    Ewan Andrew Walker
    Richard McGorian

  24. Adam Thomas Wright

    Adam Thomas Wright
    Max Tebbitts

  25. Ben Greaves-Neal

    Ben Greaves-Neal
    Child Impostor

  26. Daniel Pirrie

    Daniel Pirrie
    Captain Mills

  27. Nicholas Amer

    Nicholas Amer
    Edgar Hirsthwit

  28. Nick Murphy

    Nick Murphy
    Teacher 1

  29. Vera Horton

    Vera Horton
    1920's Lady (uncredited)

  30. Neil Broome

    Neil Broome
    School Master (uncredited)

Crew 31


  1. JH

    Jon Henson
    Production Design

  2. RW

    Robert Wischhusen-Hayes
    Set Decoration

  3. FG

    Fiona Gavin
    Art Direction

  4. NM

    Nicki McCallum
    Supervising Art Director


  1. AB

    Alex Bailey
    Still Photographer

  2. PE

    Paul Edwards
    Steadicam Operator

  3. PR

    Peter Robertson
    Steadicam Operator

  4. MS

    Mike Scott
    Steadicam Operator

  5. DM

    Dave McKay
    Helicopter Camera

  6. EG

    Eduard Grau
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. CH

    Caroline Harris
    Costume Design


  1. JE

    Jim Elliott
    Property Master

  2. NC

    Neal Champion
    Special Effects

  3. AC

    Abbi Collins
    Stunt Coordinator

  4. IJ

    Ian Johnson
    Unit Publicist


  1. Nick Murphy

    Nick Murphy

  2. LE

    Lucy Enfield
    Script Supervisor


  1. VB
  2. JC

    James Clarke
    Digital Intermediate


  1. SB

    Shaheen Baig

  2. EP

    Emma Pike
    Production Manager

  3. HL

    Helene Lenszner
    Location Manager

  4. CT

    Cindy Thomson
    Location Manager

  5. SN

    Suzanne Noble


  1. DP

    Daniel Pemberton
    Original Music Composer

  2. SH
  3. RW
  4. JH

    James Harrison
    Sound Designer

Visual Effects

  1. SF

    Sean Farrow
    Visual Effects Supervisor


  1. Nick Murphy

    Nick Murphy

  2. SV

    Stephen Volk

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