Benediction

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Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and... read more
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Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.

Original Release

10/05/2021

US Release

06/03/2022

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Cast

Peter Capaldi Siegfried Sassoon (Older)
Geraldine James Theresa Thornycroft
Kate Phillips Young Hester Gatty / Hester Gatty
Jeremy Irvine Ivor Novello
Gemma Jones Hester Gatty / Hester Gatty (Older)
Ben Daniels Dr. Rivers
Anton Lesser Stephen Tennant (Older)
Jack Lowden Siegfried Sassoon
Lia Williams Edith Sitwell
Simon Russell Beale Robbie Ross
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Directors

Terence Davies

Writers

Terence Davies

Cast

Peter Capaldi Siegfried Sassoon (Older)
Geraldine James Theresa Thornycroft
Kate Phillips Young Hester Gatty / Hester Gatty
Jeremy Irvine Ivor Novello
Gemma Jones Hester Gatty / Hester Gatty (Older)
Ben Daniels Dr. Rivers
Anton Lesser Stephen Tennant (Older)
Jack Lowden Siegfried Sassoon
Lia Williams Edith Sitwell
Simon Russell Beale Robbie Ross
Kellie Shirley Singing Girl
Calam Lynch Stephen Tennant
Suzanne Bertish Lady Ottoline / Lady Ottoline Morrell
Edmund Kingsley Rex Whistler
Harry Lawtey Bobby Andrews
Tom Blyth Glen Byam Shaw
Matthew Tennyson Wilfred Owen
Joanna Bacon Lady Sybil Colefax
Paddy Rowan Young Soldier
David Shields Alexander Fenton

Producers

Jack Lowden Executive Producer
Paul Ashton Executive Producer
Margarethe Baillou Executive Producer
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Rose Garnett Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Walli Ullah Executive Producer
Stephen Kelliher Executive Producer
Jim Mooney Executive Producer
Deborah Aston Producer
Michael Elliott Producer
Sam Gordon Producer

Editors

Alex Mackie

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