The Golden Compass Cast

  • Nicole Kidman

    The daughter of a biochemist/lecturer and a nurse/educator, Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but raised in Sydney, Australia from the age of four. The elder of two children, her childhood...

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  • Dakota Blue Richards

    Born in Brighton, England, Dakota Blue Richards was interested in performing from a young age, and attended a theater school where she received acting, singing and dancing lessons. After hearing about...

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  • Sam Elliott

    Tall, thin, wiry—this Sacramento, California native is the perfect cowboy. Unfortunately when he came into films, the Western genre that was once so popular was dying at the box office....

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  • Eva Green

    Eva Green was born in Paris, France, to a show business family. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, and her aunt, Marika Green, are well-established actresses in France. Eva's father, Walter Green, is a...

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  • Daniel Craig

    A relative unknown to American audiences just a few years ago, Daniel Craig made his name through theater, television and film across the pond. Working on stage with the Peter Hall Company of Old Vic...

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  • Christopher Lee

    Best known for playing characters who are intelligent, unsympathetic, aggressive, humorless, ruthless and totally evil, Lee was born in London, England, to an Italian contessa and a colonel in the...

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  • Tom Courtenay

    English actor Sir Tom Courtenay was born and raised near a fish dock in Hull, East Yorkshire to Anne Eliza and Thomas Courtenay, a boat painter. He attended the former Kingston High School (now...

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  • Derek Jacobi

    With a mother who harbored theatricaler. When he was six, Jacobi began to appear in local library and school productions. Thanks to the school's single sex population, his first roles with the drama...

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  • Ian McKellen

    Born in the northern mill town of Burnley, in Lancashire, England, Ian McKellen was the son of a civil engineer. Encouraged by his parents to take an interest in theater, he developed an early...

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  • Ian McShane

    Born in Blackburn, England, Ian McShane is the son of professional soccer player Harry McShane, who played for Manchester United, and Irene McShane. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art....

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  • Freddie Highmore

    British-born child actor Freddie Highmore, whose mother is a talent agent, made his feature film debut at the age of seven in Women Talking Dirty (1999), starring Helena Bonham Carter. He then acted...

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  • Kathy Bates

    The zaftig Tennessee native had an extensive stage resumé before her breakthrough film role in Misery. She made her off-Broadway debut in 1976 with Vanities, following that with the role of...

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  • Kristin Scott Thomas

    Flying accidents have played a huge role in Kristin Scott Thomas' life. Born in Redruth, Cornwall, Thomas was five when she lost her father in a flying accident when he crashed while flying with the...

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The Golden Compass

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: December 7, 2007
DVD: April 29, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.25
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Cast: Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Daniel Craig, Christopher Lee, Tom Courtenay, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas