The Libertine

The Libertine (2004)

He didn't resist temptation. He pursued it.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2004-09-16
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 437 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: First Choice Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Laurence Dunmore
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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

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  • Johnny Depp

    as Rochester
  • Samantha Morton

    as Elizabeth Barry
  • John Malkovich

    as Charles II
  • Rosamund Pike

    as Elizabeth Malet
  • Paul Ritter

    as Chiffinch
  • Stanley Townsend

    as Keown
  • Francesca Annis

    as Countess
  • Tom Hollander

    as Etherege
  • Johnny Vegas

    as Sackville
  • Richard Coyle

    as Alcock
  • Tom Burke

    as Vaughan
  • Hugh Sachs

    as Ratcliffe
  • Rupert Friend

    as Downs
  • Kelly Reilly

    as Jane
  • Cara Horgan

    as Acting Troop
  • Jack Davenport

    as Harris
  • Trudi Jackson

    as Rose
  • Clare Higgins

    as Molly Luscombe
  • Jake Curran

    as Sackville's Servant
  • Kevin Doyle

    as Constable
  • Paul Chahidi

    as Barrillon
  • T. P. McKenna

    as Black Rod
  • Robert Wilfort

    as Huysmans
Directing Laurence Dunmore Director
Writing Stephen Jeffreys Theatre Play
Production Russell Smith Producer
Writing Stephen Jeffreys Screenplay
Production Lianne Halfon Producer
Production John Malkovich Producer
Camera Peter Mountain Still Photographer
Sound Michael Nyman Original Music Composer
Production Marshall Leviten Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Nigel Egerton Costume Supervisor
Production Lucy Bevan Casting
Art Robert Wischhusen-Hayes Set Decoration
Camera Alexander Melman Director of Photography
Editing Jill Bilcock Editor
Art Ben van Os Production Design
Directing Elizabeth Tremblay Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Dien van Straalen Costume Design
Production Mary Selway Casting
Crew Linda Lichter Legal Services
Art Arran Brownlee Storyboard Artist
Art Corran Brownlee Storyboard Artist