The Remains of the Day (1993)


A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

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WatchMovies Score: 7.6/10 from 381 votes
Release Date: 1993-11-05
Status: Released
Run time: 134 min / 2:14
Production Studio : Columbia Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


Anthony Hopkins
as James Stevens
Emma Thompson
as Miss Kenton
James Fox
as Lord Darlington
Christopher Reeve
as Jack Lewis
Hugh Grant
as Reginald Cardinal
Peter Vaughan
as William Stevens
Ben Chaplin
as Charlie, Head Footman
Paula Jacobs
as Mrs. Mortimer, the cook
Patrick Godfrey
as Spencer
Michael Lonsdale
as Dupont D'Ivry
Rupert Vansittart
as Sir Geoffrey Wren
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Thomas Benn
Lena Headey
as Lizzie
Paul Copley
as Harry Smith
Peter Cellier
as Sir Leonard Bax
Brigitte Kahn
as Baroness
John Savident
as Doctor Meredith
Pip Torrens
as Doctor Richard Carlisle
Peter Eyre
as Lord Halifax
Wolf Kahler
as German ambassador
Abigail Hopkins
as Housemaid
John Haycraft
as Auctioneer
Caroline Hunt
as Landlady
Steve Dibben
as George, Second Footman
Terence Bayler
as Trimmer
Peter Halliday
as Canon Tufnell
Jeffry Wickham
as Viscount Bigge
Tony Aitken
as Postmaster
Christopher Brown
as Irma
Ian Redford
as Publican
Jo Kendall
as Publican's wife
Steven Beard
as Andrews
Miles Richardson
as Craddock (uncredited)


Directing James Ivory Director
Production Ismail Merchant Producer
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Writing Kazuo Ishiguro Novel
Writing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenplay
Production Paul Bradley Executive Producer
Production Donald Rosenfeld Associate Producer
Editing Andrew Marcus Editor
Production Celestia Fox Casting
Art Luciana Arrighi Production Design
Art John Ralph Art Direction
Art Ian Whittaker Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Beavan Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Norma Webb Makeup Artist
Directing Christopher Newman Assistant Director
Crew Arthur Wicks Property Master
Lighting Tommy Finch Gaffer
Camera Roger Pearce Camera Operator
Camera Tony Pierce-Roberts Director of Photography
Sound Richard Robbins Original Music Composer
Editing Derek Holding Dialogue Editor
Directing Diana Dill Script Supervisor
Sound Robin O'Donoghue Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Joyce Herlihy Production Supervisor
Camera Martin Body Camera Operator
Production John Calley Producer
Costume & Make-Up John Bright Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Christine Beveridge Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Carol Hemming Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Paolo Mantini Hairstylist
Directing Bernard Bellew Assistant Director
Directing Simon Moseley Assistant Director
Visual Effects Garth Inns Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Martin Body Visual Effects
Production Christian McWilliams Location Manager
Sound Geoff Alexander Music
Sound Harry Rabinowitz Music Director
Crew Brian Baverstock Driver
Crew Elizabeth Aldrich Choreographer
Crew John Dowdell Telecine Colorist