Dreamchild is a 1985 British drama film written by Dennis Potter, directed by Gavin Millar and produced by Rick McCallum and Kenith Trodd. It stars Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Jane Asher, Peter Gallagher, Nicola Cowper and Amelia Shankley and is a fictionalised account of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Featuring the work of legendary puppet master Jim Henson and his creature workshop. In 1932, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, age 80, travels to New York to attend a celebration of Lewis Carroll's centenary. Confused by American culture and unable to understand the huge popularity of the Alice books, Mrs Hargreaves begins to remember details of the childhood events that led to the writing of the stories.

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Dreamchild (1985)

PG

Drama/Comedy · 1h 34m · 10/4/1985

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The True Story of the Real Alice in Wonderland

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Dreamchild is a 1985 British drama film written by Dennis Potter, directed by Gavin Millar and produced by Rick McCallum and Kenith Trodd. It stars Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Jane Asher, Peter Gallagher, Nicola Cowper and Amelia Shankley and is a fictionalised account of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Featuring the work of legendary puppet master Jim Henson and his creature workshop. In 1932, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, age 80, travels to New York to attend a celebration of Lewis Carroll's centenary. Confused by American culture and unable to understand the huge popularity of the Alice books, Mrs Hargreaves begins to remember details of the childhood events that led to the writing of the stories.

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Status

Released

Budget

$4,000,000

Revenue

$1,215,923
Cast
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Coral Browne

Alice Hargreaves
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Ian Holm

Reverend Charles L. Dodgson / Lewis Carroll
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Peter Gallagher

Jack Dolan
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Caris Corfman

Sally Mackeson
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Nicola Cowper

Lucy
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Jane Asher

Mrs. Liddell
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Amelia Shankley

Little Alice
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Imogen Boorman

Lorina
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Emma King

Edith
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Rupert Wainwright

Hargreaves
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Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Mr. Duckworth
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James Wilby

Baker
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Shane Rimmer

Mr. Marl
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Peter Whitman

Radio Producer
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Ken Campbell

Radio Sound Effects Man / March Hare (voice)
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William Hootkins

1st Radio Actor
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Jeffrey Chiswick

2nd Radio Actor
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Pat Starr

Radio Actress
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Johnny M

1st Crooner
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Alan Shearman

1st Reporter (as Alan Sherman)
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Danny Brainin

3rd Reporter / Photographer
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Sam Douglas

4th Reporter
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Peter Banks

1st Editor
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Scott Hoxby

2nd Editor (as Derek Hoxby)
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Ron Berglas

3rd Editor
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Ron Travis

4th Editor
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Thomasine Heiner

Announcer / Chairman
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Olivier Pierre

President of University
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Tony Mansell

Waldorf Astoria Crooner
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Ron Mueck

Gryphon
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Steve Whitmire

Mock Turtle / Caterpillar (voice)
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Karen Prell

Dormouse
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Michael Sundin

March Hare
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Mick Walter

Mad Hatter (as Big Mick)
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Fulton Mackay

Gryphon (voice)
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Alan Bennett

Mock Turtle (voice)
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Julie Walters

Dormouse (voice)
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Tony Haygarth

Mad Hatter (voice)
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Frank Middlemass

Caterpillar (voice)
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Melissa Whitmire

Additional Muppet Performer (uncredited)
Crew
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Gavin Millar

Director
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Dennis Potter

Writer
Disc Releases
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Dreamchild

(DVD)

5/3/2010

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Dreamchild

(Blu-ray)

9/20/2022

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