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The Miracle Maker

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It's a story that's been told for 2000 years, but never like this. The Miracle Maker is a brilliant new portrayal of Jesus, uniquely innovative yet convincingly authentic. Powerfully told through the voices of a distinguished cast, it begins with the chance encounter between a sick young girl, Tamar (Rebecca Callard), her Pharisee father Jairus (William Hurt) and the quietly resolute carpenter (Ralph Fiennes).

Tamar becomes one of an ever-increasing following fascinated by the spiritual strength and leadership of this charismatic man, but her father and other people in authority are troubled by Jesus' ability to inspire the people. Plotting against him, the rich and powerful Ben Azra (Anthony Sher) arranges the murder of Jesus' faithful friend John the Baptist (Richard E. Grant) and stirs up the authorities against him. While Jesus shocks the leaders by healing the crazed woman Mary Magdalene (Miranda Richardson), Jairus knows he could ask Jesus to save his dying daughter, as his wife Rachel (Julie Christie) begs him to do.

Now the unstoppable conflict between belief and authority will come to a head when the great pilgrimage reaches Jerusalem in a confrontation between the power of God and the power of Rome, wielded by Pilate (Ian Holm).

Vividly effective, this epic international co-production combines the rich detail of three-dimensional model animation, graphically striking two-dimensional animation and sophisticated computer effects to achieve extraordinary intensity and realism. It has been written especially to appeal to children and families, who will find themselves irresistibly involved in the power struggles and passion, despair and elation of the man who is 'The Miracle Maker'.


Type of film
Running Time
90 mins
35mm, Betacam Sp, Digi Beta, Kodak
Derek Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov
Christopher Grace
Executive Producer
Christopher Grace
Will Oswald
Murray Watts
Director of Photography
Alexander Vikhansky
Peter Jeffreys, Ian ‘Spike’ Banks
Anne Dudley
Principal Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Richard E. Grant, Ian Holm, Miranda Richardson, William Hurt, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Production status


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Last updated 17th June 2010

Production Company

Cartwn Cymru
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