In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

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Ammonite (2020)

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Romance/Drama · 2h 0m · 11/13/2020

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In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

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Status

Released

Languages

German, English, French

Countries

Australia, United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

See-Saw Films, British Film Institute, BBC Films

Revenue

$551,805
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Cast
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Sarah White

Museum Cleaning Woman
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Liam Thomas

Museum Workman
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Sam Parks

Curator
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Kate Winslet

Mary
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Gemma Jones

Molly Anning
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Fiona Shaw

Elizabeth Philpot
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Claire Rushbrook

Eleanor Butters
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Alec Secareanu

Dr. Lieberson
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James McArdle

Roderick Murchison
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Saoirse Ronan

Charlotte Murchison
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Nick Pearse

Three Cups' Waiter
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Victoria Elliott

Three Cups' Maid (as Victoria Elliot)
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Beatrice Curnew

Party Guest
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Susie Baxter

Party Guest
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Gethin Alderman

Party Guest
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Robert Purdy

Party Guest (as Robert J. Purdy)
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Max Dowler

Party Guest
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Paul Dodds

Party Guest
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John MacKay

Fine Gentleman (as John MacKay)
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Mladen Petrov

David the Postman
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Wendy Nottingham

Charlotte's Maid
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David Juritz

Musician
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Ben Hancox

Musician
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James Boyd

Musician
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Peter Gregson

Musician
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Antony Barlow

Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Pierre Bergman

Museum Gentleman (uncredited)
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Sandra Capel

Elderley Villager (uncredited)
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David Cromarty

Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Nick Davison

Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Juliet Guiness

Fishwife (uncredited)
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Lindy Hennessy

Guest Diner (uncredited)
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Michael Hennessy

Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Leon Howe

Greengrocer (uncredited)
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Robert Jarvis

Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Robin Lee

Shopkeeper (uncredited)
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Keith Lomas

Museum Gentleman (uncredited)
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David Malcolm

Londoner (uncredited)
Crew
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Sam Farr

Art
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Natalie Forsythe

Art
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Ellena Francis

Art
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Tim Timmington

Art
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Chloe Taylor

Art
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Tony Knight

Art
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Sara Kuna

Art
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Rowan Laidlaw

Art
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Veronique Langdon

Art
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tihamer Laszlo

Art
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Georgia Millett

Art
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Chloe James

Art
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Francis Lee

Writer
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Francis Lee

Director
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Mary Burke

Producer
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Iain Canning

Producer
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Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Producer
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Nicky Earnshaw

Producer
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Rose Garnett

Producer
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Robert How

Producer
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Simon Gillis

Producer
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Zygi Kamasa

Producer
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Katherine Bridle

Producer
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Emile Sherman

Producer
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Catharine Brown

Cinematograpy
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Andy Cole

Cinematograpy
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Richard Cornelius

Cinematograpy
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Isabel Fewing

Cinematograpy
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Bernin Isaac

Cinematograpy
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Johannes Lohmann

Cinematograpy
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Agatha A. Nitecka

Cinematograpy
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Alison Streetfield

Cinematograpy
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Paddy Paddison

Art
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David Pearce

Art
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Cara Walker

Art
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Hazel Spencer Chapman

Art
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Nancy O'Connor

Art
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Sylvester Weekes

Cinematograpy
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Francesca Zuchini

Cinematograpy
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Dustin O'Halloran

Music
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Volker Bertelmann

Music
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Ciara Mahon

Sound
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Lauren Healey

Sound
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Dan Turner

Sound
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Jonathan Reynolds

Sound
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Lewis Birds

Sound
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Johnnie Burn

Sound
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Phil Cape

Sound
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Simon Carroll

Sound
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Caoimhe Doyle

Sound
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Harry Jones

Sound
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David Turner

Sound
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Jess Alexander

Art
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George Price

Art
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Ewan Robertson

Art
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Lucien Sands

Art
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India Jaques

Art
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Dina Karklina

Art
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Rebecca Todd

Art
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Simon Sweeney

Art
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Grant Bailey

Art
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Guy Bevitt

Art
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Richard Field

Art
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Katie Adamson

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Ammonite

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/12/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

Ammonite

(Blu-ray)

1/12/2021

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