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Key Information

Year of production
2017
Duration
01:30:00
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Produced by
Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV
Categories
Movie
Intended distribution
Made for TV

Language versions

Original
English

Topics

Fiction/Drama

Synopsis

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock) stars alongside Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Trainspotting), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, The Go-Between) and Saskia Reeves (Shetland, Wolf Hall) in Stephen Butchard’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel, The Child in Time.
 
Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child in Time follows Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) has left him, and his best friends Charles (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance.

The Child in Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen. 

Additional Information

Drama Movie | 1 x 90
Originating Broadcaster: BBC One (UK)
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan

Cast & Crew

Director
Julian Farino
Key talent(s)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Saskia Reeves
Writer(s)
Stephen Butchard