Behind The Scenes: The Divine Comedy
Photos from the recording of the three parts, featuring cast, crew and wailing.
Our adaptation's Young and Older Dante face each other
Young Dante was Blake Ritson, and Older Dante played by John Hurt
Beatrice and Young Dante
Young Dante was played by Blake Ritson, and Beatrice by Hattie Morahan
Young Dante, Virgil and our Older Dante
Older Dante was John Hurt, with David Warner as Virgil and Blake Ritson as Young Dante
Our Three Saints of Paradiso
Played by David Cann, Sam Dale and Michael Bertenshaw
Emma Harding working with Hattie Morahan
The three episodes were produced by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby
Our cast record their cries of pain
No actors were harmed in the making of The Divine Comedy!
One of our Studio Managers at his desk
A team of studio managers worked on the production, recording, adding effects and editing
Cassie Layton as our Golden Eagle with a 'voice of a thousands of souls'
With a bit of editing trickery, we turned one voice into an ethereal many
Stephen Wyatt editing scripts in studio
Stephen worked from a number of different translations to produce his script
Hattie Morahan as Beatrice
We often use more than one microphone during a scene to capture movement
The spendthrifts and the misers pushing their heavy burdens
Our cast arguing on the pits of hell
The Cast and Crew
The three episodes took nearly a week to record
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Dante's extraordinary poem tells of his journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.