The Pillars Of The Earth

The Pillars Of The Earth
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The Pillars Of The Earth

The Pillars Of The Earth

Drama Miniseries / 8 x 1 hour

A sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty with an exceptional all-star cast: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Donald Sutherland and Academy Award®-Winner Eddie Redmayne.


This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge Against this backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.

Follett masterfully weaves these stories through the political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today’s audience and for generations to come.

Credits
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ORIGINATING BROADCASTERS

SAT.1 (Germany), Channel 4 (UK), STARZ (USA)

CAST

Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Sarah Parish, Natalia Wörner, Sam Claflin, David Oakes, Tony Curran, Gordon Pinsent, Alison Pill and Donald Sutherland

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY

Ken Follett

WRITTEN FOR TELEVISION BY

John Pielmeier

DIRECTOR

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

TANDEM PRODUCTIONS, Muse Entertainment in association with Scott Free Productions

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS and MUSE ENTERTAINMENT in association with SCOTT FREE FILMS and PROSIEBENSAT.1 MEDIA present KEN FOLLETT “THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH” starring IAN MCSHANE, RUFUS SEWELL, MATTHEW MACFADYEN, EDDIE REDMAYNE, HAYLEY ATWELL, SARAH PARISH, NATALIA WÖRNER, TONY CURRAN, DONALD SUTHERLAND and ALISON PILL casting by PRISCILLA JOHN costume designer MARIO DAVIGNON edited by RICHARD COMEAU, SYLVAIN LEBEL production designer MILJEN “KREKA” KLJAKOVIC director of photography ATTILA SZALAY H.S.C. music TREVOR MORRIS executive producers DAVID A. ROSEMONT, JONAS BAUER, TIM HALKIN, MICHAEL PRUPAS, DAVID W. ZUCKER, ROLA BAUER, TONY SCOTT, RIDLEY SCOTT produced by JOHN RYAN based on the book by KEN FOLLETT written for television by JOHN PIELMEIER directed by SERGIO MIMICA-GEZZAN A QUEBEC / ONTARIO CO-PRODUCTION, PRODUCED with the participation of and in association with THE CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO TAX CREDIT AN OFFICIAL GERMANY / CANADA CO-PRODUCTION © TANDEM PRODUCTIONS GMBH, PILLARS PRODUCTIONS (MUSE) INC., PILLARS PRODUCTIONS (ONTARIO) INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Awards

Banff World Television Award 2011

The Pillars of the Earth was named one of the Rockie Award finalists at the Banff Television Festival in the Mini-Series category

Kress Award 2011

TV-/Film-Production

Producers Guild Award 2011

Nominations
THE DAVID A. WOLPER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF LONG-FORM TELEVISION

Producers as credited in the film:
Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Rola Bauer, David W. Zucker, Michael Prupas, Tim Halkin, Jonas Bauer, David A. Rosemont
Co-Producer: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Produced by: John Ryan

ROMY Jury Prize 2011

Winner

Seoul Drama Award 2011

Silver Bird Price for Best Action Drama Series

Writers Guild Award 2011

Nomination
Best Writer Long Form - Adaptation: John Pielmeier

Monte-Carlo Television Festival Competition 2011

Nominations
Best Mini-Series
Outstanding Actor: Ian McShane

Producers Guild Award 2011

Nominations

Producers as credited in the film:
Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Rola Bauer, David W. Zucker, Michael Prupas, Tim Halkin, Jonas Bauer, David A. Rosemont
Co-Producer: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Produced by: John Ryan

Bambi Award 2011

Nomination
Best TV-Mini-Series

Emmy Award 2011

Best Sound Editing: Marcel Pothier, Christian Rivest, Guy Pelletier, Tom Trafalski, Dominik Pagacz, Antoine Morin, Guy Francoeur

 

Nominations
Best Mini-Series Best Music: Trevor Morris
Best Hair: Tricia Cameron, Loulia Sheppard
Best Make-up: Colleen Quinton
Best VFX: Vit Komrzy, Viktor Muller, Paul Stephenson
Best Cinematography: Attila Szalay

Gemini Awards 2011

Best Dramatic Mini-Series
Best Achievement in Make-up: Colleen Quinton
Best Sound: Marcel Pothier, Jo Caron, Gavin Fernandes, Guy Francoeur, Louis Gignac, Antoine Morin, Guy Pelletier, Christian Rivest

 

Nominations
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ian McShane
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Hayley Atwell
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Rufus Sewell
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alison Pill
Best Writing: John Pielmeier
Best Costume Design: Mario Davignon
Best Original Score: Trevor Morris

Golden Globe 2011

Nominations
Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ian McShane
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Hayley Atwell

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