Creation (2009/I) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.6/ 10 (7822 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for some intense thematic material

Production Company
BBC Films [gb] - (in association with)
HanWay Films [gb] - (in association with)
Ocean Pictures [vg] - (in association with)
Recorded Picture Company (RPC) [gb] - (as a Recorded Picture Company production)
UK Film Council [gb] - (made with the support of the) (as UK Film Council's Development Fund)

Production Designer

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Release Date
(Canada) - 10 September 2009
(Ireland) - 25 September 2009
(UK) - 25 September 2009
(Belgium) - 10 October 2009
(Greece) - 15 October 2009

Running Time

How he saw the world changed it forever

1800s, 1850s, 19th-century, animal, animal-death, animated-sequence, apoplectic-stroke, apparition, atheism, atheist, author, baby, baby-bird, baby-girl, bare-butt, barnacle, barter, based-on-true-story, bath, bathing, bathtub, battlefield, beach, bedroom, beetle,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, London, UK
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Creation (2009/I) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Bettany, Paul as [Charles Darwin] <1>
  2. Bowden, Nigel as [Zoo Keeper] <26>
  3. Campbell, Paul (XXI) as [Boat Memory] <6>
  4. Carter, Jim (I) as [Parslow] <11>
  5. Cumberbatch, Benedict as [Joseph Hooker] <15>
  6. Davies, Zak as [Jemmy Button] <7>
  7. Drury, Ken (I) as [Landlord] <25>
  8. Dunkin, Christopher as [George Darwin] <12>
  9. Glenister, Robert (I) as [Dr. Holland] <22>
  10. Goodman, Gene as [Franky Darwin] <13>
  11. Henry, Guy (I) as [Technician] <3>
  12. Jones, Toby (I) as [Thomas Huxley] <16>
  13. Kelly, Ian (XIII) as [Captain Fitzroy] <2>
  14. Mercer, Ian as [Goodman] <21>
  15. Northam, Jeremy as [Reverend Innes] <18>
  16. Paterson, Bill (I) as [Dr. Gully] <23>
  17. Ridings, Richard as [Thatcher] <20>
  18. Sansostri, Harrison as [Lenny Darwin] <14>
  19. Churcher, Teresa as [Mrs. Davies] <8>
  20. Connelly, Jennifer as [Emma Darwin] <9>
  21. Haddington, Ellie as [Nanny Brodie] <17>
  22. Parks, Freya as [Etty Darwin] <10>
  23. Rodriguez, Anabolena as [Fuegia Basket] <5>
  24. Stone, Pauline (II) as (uncredited) [Mrs. Darwin's Maid]
  25. Terris, Catherine as [Landlady] <24>
  26. West, Martha (II) as [Annie Darwin] <4>


  1. Biography
  2. Drama

Full Plot

What happens when a world-renowned scientist, crushed by the loss of his eldest daughter, formulates a theory in conflict with religious dogma? This is the story of Charles Darwin and his master-work "The Origin of Species". It tells of a global revolution played out within the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most dangerous idea in history; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child. JC Plot not found

Total Business

BT: GBP 10,000,000 CP: © 2009 Hanway Nature Limited & Ocean Pictures Limited (on print) GR: USD 340,611 (USA) (23 May 2010) GR: USD 339,015 (USA) (16 May 2010) GR: USD 334,883 (USA) (9 May 2010) GR: USD 330,731 (USA) (2 May 2010) GR: USD 325,431 (USA) (25 April 2010) GR: USD 312,262 (USA) (18 April 2010) GR: USD 306,809 (USA) (11 April 2010) GR: USD 299,754 (USA) (4 April 2010) GR: USD 290,027 (USA) (28 March 2010) GR: USD 280,391 (USA) (21 March 2010) GR: USD 251,189 (USA) (7 March 2010) GR: USD 236,293 (USA) (28 February 2010) GR: USD 215,151 (USA) (21 February 2010) GR: USD 140,241 (USA) (7 February 2010) GR: USD 107,642 (USA) (31 January 2010) GR: USD 53,073 (USA) (24 January 2010) GR: GBP 504,781 (UK) (4 October 2009) GR: GBP 199,477 (UK) (27 September 2009) OW: USD 53,073 (USA) (24 January 2010) (7 screens) OW: GBP 199,477 (UK) (27 September 2009) (246 screens) SD: September 2008 - ? WG: USD 908 (USA) (23 May 2010) (1 screen) WG: USD 701 (USA) (16 May 2010) (1 screen) WG: USD 2,143 (USA) (9 May 2010) (2 screens) WG: USD 2,338 (USA) (2 May 2010) (2 screens) WG: USD 11,164 (USA) (25 April 2010) (5 screens) WG: USD 3,115 (USA) (18 April 2010) (2 screens) WG: USD 4,490 (USA) (11 April 2010) (3 screens) WG: USD 4,380 (USA) (4 April 2010) (3 screens) WG: USD 4,814 (USA) (28 March 2010) (4 screens) WG: USD 8,796 (USA) (21 March 2010) (5 screens) WG: USD 9,670 (USA) (7 March 2010) (5 screens) WG: USD 12,266 (USA) (28 February 2010) (6 screens) WG: USD 29,753 (USA) (21 February 2010) (10 screens) WG: USD 17,894 (USA) (7 February 2010) (9 screens) WG: USD 39,994 (USA) (31 January 2010) (12 screens) WG: USD 53,073 (USA) (24 January 2010) (7 screens) WG: GBP 121,085 (UK) (4 October 2009) (191 screens) WG: GBP 199,477 (UK) (27 September 2009) (236 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG (Ireland)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #45781)
G (Canada)(British Columbia/Quebec)
PG (Canada)(Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario)
12 (Netherlands)
PG (Singapore)
10 (Brazil)
PG (Australia)
K-11 (Finland)

Music Composers

  1. Young, Christopher (I)


  1. Hall, Jess (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Stjernsward, Louise


A-Film Distribution [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
A-Film Home Entertainment [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
A-Film Home Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Quality Film Collection)
Atlantic Film [fi] - (2011) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
D Films [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
Film1 [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [ae] - (2009) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
Icon Film Distribution [au] - (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
Icon Film Distribution [gb] - (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
Icon Home Entertainment [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD)
Icon Home Entertainment [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Imagem Filmes [br] - (2010) (Brazil) (all media)
Mars Distribution [fr] - (2010) (France) (theatrical)
Newmarket Films [us] - (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
Odeon [gr] - (2009) (Gibraltar) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Oliver, Melanie


  1. Allen, Carolyn (II) (chaperone)
  2. Allen, Carolyn (II) (tutor)
  3. Andrews, Hannah (production assistant)
  4. Asquith, Tom (production runner) (as Thomas Asquith)
  5. Ayers, Pip (producer: behind-the-scenes)
  6. Benjaprompadung, Pongsakarj (production runner: Thailand)
  7. Bloom, Aaron (animal trainer)
  8. Bloom, Anthony (animal trainer)
  9. Bloom, Peter (animal trainer)
  10. Boonvanno, Kittipat (location manager: Thailand)
  11. Boswell, Russell (caterer: Ace Film Catering)
  12. Breen, Lawrence (stock footage advisor)
  13. Bristow, Jeremy (II) (crew: BBC Natural History Unit)
  14. Brown, Rona (animal consultant)
  15. Brown, Rona (animal trainer)
  16. Budd, Daniel (assistant accountant) (as Dan Budd)
  17. Burton, Matt (VI) (caterer: Ace Film Catering)
  18. Cain, Steve (III) (animal trainer)
  19. Cassoni, Bruno (locations daily) (uncredited)
  20. Caughey, Sarah (legal services: Olswang)
  21. Chantanakomes, Anna (assistant: Mr. Amiel, Thailand)
  22. Coulter, Clare (II) (legal services: Olswang)
  23. Coupland, David (production runner)
  24. Crane, Judy (II) (caterer: Ace Film Catering)
  25. Curran, Sara (business affairs consultant: Recorded Picture Company)
  26. Damonte, Devis (assistant: Mr. Amiel)
  27. Davis, Rebecca (VII) (additional assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  28. Donnison, Brendan (arranger: crowd voices, Lypsinc)
  29. Drake-Brockman, David (II) (standby: additional photography)
  30. Dunlayapitak, Booniem (animal trainer: Thailand) (as Boonniem Dunlayapitak)
  31. Dunlayapitak, Santisak (animal trainer: Thailand)
  32. Dutta, Gopal (I) (runner: additional photography)
  33. Enchai, Jirathorn (production secretary: Thailand)
  34. Enchai, Sunin (production accountant: Thailand)
  35. Espir, Alex (location support) (uncredited)
  36. Facenfield, Suzanne (scheduling manager: De Lane Lea)
  37. Falcone, Tina (accounts assistant)
  38. Field, Sue (script supervisor)
  39. Gordon-Clark, Poppy (assistant location manager: West Country) (as Poppy Gordon Clark)
  40. Grohnert, Sarah (observer: Directors Guild Trust)
  41. Harris, Ella (floor runner)
  42. Harris, Ella (stand-in)
  43. Haslam, Tim (worldwide sales: Hanway Films)
  44. Hassanova, Rouzie (worldwide sales: Hanway Films)
  45. Hawkes, Rebecca (II) (international delivery services: Schedule 2)
  46. Helman, Darren (location support) (uncredited)
  47. Hill, Emma (VI) (animal trainer) (as Emma Hills)
  48. Hillier, Paul (II) (insurance: ACJ Insurance)
  49. Howes, Michael (I) (animal trainer)
  50. Jacobs, Tracey (III) (animal trainer)
  51. James, Rachel (II) (post-production accountant)
  52. Jitpat, Warakorn (set production assistant: Thailand)
  53. John, Steve (III) (production office)
  54. Jones, Matt (VIII) (assistant location manager)
  55. Kennedy, Rachel (III) (unit publicist)
  56. Kent, Alainée (development executive)
  57. Keynes, Randal (I) (consultant: Darwin)
  58. King, Rachel (VII) (unit nurse)
  59. Lander, Erin (I) (floor runner)
  60. Lengyel, Jamie (location manager)
  61. Lock, Sharon (title designer)
  62. Lynch-Staunton, Jonathan (worldwide sales: HanWay Films)
  63. Macadam, John (geology advisor)
  64. Mansell, Richard (business affairs executive: Recorded Picture Company)
  65. Masson, Richard (animal trainer)
  66. May-Leybourne, Barry (health and safety officer) (as Barry May Leybourne)
  67. McAuley-Burnett, Daniel (floor runner)
  68. McAuley-Burnett, Daniel (stand-in)
  69. Mildenhall, Dan (animal trainer)
  70. Miles, John (III) (production accountant)
  71. Milne, Sheila Fraser (completion bond: Film Finances)
  72. Muanprom, Anuchit (production coordinator: Thailand)
  73. Mulberge, Tom (production assistant: additional photography) (as Tom Mulberg)
  74. Nateluk, Suwan (animal trainer: Thailand)
  75. Naughten, Philie (production coordinator) (as Philippa Naughten)
  76. Neves, Sofia (worldwide sales: Hanway Films)
  77. O'Meara, Adrian (veterinary surgeon: UK)
  78. Padgham, Karin (producer's assistant)
  79. Passingham, Sam (caterer: Ace Film Catering)
  80. Pongonglad, Pattarasak (caterer: Thailand)
  81. Powell, Lindsey (location assistant)
  82. Probert, Andi (animal trainer)
  83. Pummoung, Samavee (interpreter: Thai, Thailand)
  84. Redfern, Karen (international delivery services: Schedule 2)
  85. Roongaroon, Navarutt (script supervisor: Thailand)
  86. Russell, Karen (X) (production runner)
  87. Sandler, Livy (legal and business affairs: BBC Films)
  88. Savill, Lisbeth (legal services: Olswang)
  89. Schumacher, Thorsten (worldwide sales: HanWay Films)
  90. Sirachotsathein, Sirichai (production runner: Thailand)
  91. Siripattanapaiboon, Kasem (craft service: Thailand)
  92. Skipp, Lisa (chaperone: Martha West)
  93. Skipp, Lisa (tutor: Martha West)
  94. Smith, Kelsey (X) (production assistant: Mr. Bettany & Ms. Connelly)
  95. Soonthonhong, Teerapat (veterinary surgeon: Thailand)
  96. Spielhoff, Jan (worldwide sales: Hanway Films)
  97. Steel, Tanya (I) (animal coordinator)
  98. Steel, Tanya (I) (animal trainer)
  99. Tangpanitanon, Oranan (assistant: Mr. Bettany, Thailand)
  100. Thomas, Jeremy (I) (presenter)
  101. Tucker, Katherine (chaperone)
  102. Tucker, Katherine (tutor)
  103. Vaughn, Mark (II) (animal trainer)
  104. Vizard, Matthew (delivery coordinator: BBC Films)
  105. Vizard, Matthew (production coordinator: BBC Films)
  106. Wilson Dickson, Julia (dialogue coach) (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
  107. Winter, Dylan (courtesy: stock footage)
  108. Wood, Michael (II) (production executive: BBC Films)
  109. Wylie, Trish (assistant production coordinator)


[from trailer] Thomas Huxley: You've killed God, sir! [from trailer] Charles Darwin: Suppose the whole world stopped believing that God had any sort of plan for us? [from trailer] Emma Darwin: Do you not care that you and I may be separated for all eternity? Reverend John Innes: Charles. Charles my old friend, there you are. May I join you? Charles Darwin: Yes. Yes, of course. Reverend John Innes: Mrs. Darwin has told me about the book you're writing. Charles Darwin: Oh, no, no, not anymore, thank goodness. Reverend John Innes: You mean you finished it? Charles Darwin: It's been finished for me, actually. A Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace has arrived independently at exactly the same opinion. Expressed in a... In a mere twenty pages. Now there's brevity for you. I had covered two hundred fifty so far and have come to a dead end, so whilst having wasted twenty years on the project, I have at least rid of it. Reverend John Innes: Well... Well, The Lord moves in mysterious ways. Charles Darwin: Hmmm, yes he does doesn't he? You know, I was remarking only the other day, how he has endowed us in all of his blessed generosity with not one but nine-hundred species of intestinal worm, each with its own unique method of infiltrated the mucosa and burrowing through to the bloodstream. And on the love that he shows for butterflies by inventing a wasp that lays its eggs inside the living flesh of caterpillars. Reverend John Innes: I have said on many previous occasions, it is not for us to speculate at His reasons. Charles Darwin: Oh no, we can leave that to Mr. Wallace! Shall I advise him to stay abroad, do you think? With his opinions if he shows his face around here, he may be required to kneel on rock salt! *Snarls at Reverend Innes

Other Titles

  1. Annie's Box (2008/I) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (working title)

  2. Nature (2008/I) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (working title)

  3. Origin (2008/I) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  4. Untitled Charles Darwin Project (2007/I) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, UK - (Malvern where Darwin was treated for health problems)
  2. Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  3. Down House, Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK - (Darwin's true-life house)
  4. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (studio)
  5. Thailand


- 'Paul Bettany' (qv) and 'Jennifer Connelly' (qv) portray husband and wife in the movie, and are actually married in real life.

- Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Darwin's death (2nd March, 1841 - 23rd April, 1851) may have been caused by scarlet fever, or tuberculosis as some may believe.

- Charles Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgwood. They had ten children together.

- It is often thought that apart from his illnesses, Darwin may too have had Ménière's disease.

- Although actor 'Toby Jones (I)' (qv) was advertised as a supporting role, and is frequently shown in the trailer, he is in the movie for less than fifteen minutes in one scene.