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Dean Spanley

Period comedy drama adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany. Horatio Fisk is a cantankerous old man who refuses to grieve over the death of his son in the Boer War. His surviving son tries to work out why, but is defeated until he meets Dean Spanley - a man who may have had a previous life connected to the Fisk family.

Through a surreal exploration of spiritualism, the son comes to understand his father's background. Adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany.

Release date:

1 hour, 33 minutes

Last on

Sat 5 Mar 2016 08:35

Credits

Role Contributor
Horatio FiskPeter O'Toole
Young FiskJeremy Northam
Dean SpanleySam Neill
WratherBryan Brown
Mrs BrimleyJudy Parfitt
Swami Nala PrashArt Malik
MarriotDudley Sutton
Nawab of RanjiputRamon Tikaram
Harrington FiskXavier Horan
ShepherdBruce Hopkins
DirectorToa Fraser
WriterAlan Sharp

Mark Kermode reviews Dean Spanley

Dean Spanley reviewed by Mark Kermode

"Genuinely unexpected and unusual"

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