Nineteen Eighty-Four


Release Date 1984-10-10
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian film written and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell's novel of the same name. Starring John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, and Cyril Cusack, the film follows the life of Winston Smith in Oceania, a country run by a totalitarian government. The film is dedicated to Burton's memory, as this was his last acting role; he died in Switzerland two months prior to the British premiere.

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Actors & Characters

John Hurt John Hurt Winston Smith Winston Smith
Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton Julia Julia
Richard Burton Richard Burton O'Brien O'Brien
Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack Charrington Charrington
Gregor Fisher Gregor Fisher Parsons Parsons
David Trevena David Trevena Tillotson's Friend Tillotson's Friend
Andrew Wilde Andrew Wilde Tillotson Tillotson
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson Jones Jones
James Walker James Walker Syme Syme
Martha Parsey Martha Parsey Winston's Sister Winston's Sister


Roger Deakins Cinematography
Michael Radford Director
Tom Priestley Editor
Dominic Muldowney Music
Simon Perry Producer
Michael Radford Writer