Genre Costume drama
Composer(s) Geoffrey Burgon
Director Charles Sturridge
96% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Country of origin United Kingdom
Networks Channel 4, BBC Four
|Written by Charles Sturridge,
Dava Sobel (book)|
Starring Michael Gambon Jeremy Irons
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Cast Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Gemma Jones, Jonathan Coy, Peter Cartwright
Longitude is a 2000 TV drama produced by Granada Television and the A&E Network for Channel 4, first broadcast between 2 and 3 January 2000 in the UK on Channel 4 and the US on A&E. It is a dramatization of the 1997 book of the same title by Dava Sobel. It was written and directed by Charles Sturridge and stars Michael Gambon as clockmaker John Harrison (1693–1776) and Jeremy Irons as horologist Rupert Gould (1890–1948).
Longitude 2000 tv jeremy irons rupert gould
Longitude presents the story of Harrison's efforts to develop the marine chronometer and thereby win the Longitude prize in the 18th century. This is interwoven with the story of Gould, a retired naval officer, who is restoring Harrison's four chronometers and popularizes his achievements in the early twentieth century.
In 2001, Longitude was nominated for the British Academy Television Awards in ten categories, winning in five, including Best Actor (Michael Gambon) and Best Drama Serial.