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15th May 1981
2h 3m
Hugh Hudson
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Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire is a 1981 Oscar and BAFTA winning Historic Drama film released on 15th May; Hugh Hudson directed the film which stars Ian Holm, Alice Krige, and John Gielgud. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $53,472,904 on its budget.

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.

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Ian Holm Ian Holm
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Bafta Win
Alice Krige Alice Krige
Age at Filming ≈ 26
John Gielgud
Age at Filming ≈ 76
Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Michael Lonsdale
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Ben Cross Ben Cross
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Nicholas Farrell
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Nigel Davenport
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Patrick Magee
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Dennis Christopher Dennis Christopher
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Peter Cellier
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Peter Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Nigel Havers
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Struan Rodger
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Brad Davis
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Peter Egan
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Daniel Gerroll
Age at Filming ≈ -10
Ruby Wax
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Patrick Doyle
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Jack Smethurst
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Edward Wiley
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Yves Beneyton
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Jeremy Sinden
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Ian Charleson Ian Charleson
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Benny Young
Age at Filming ≈ 31
David Yelland
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Philip O'Brien
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Ted Robbins
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Cheryl Campbell
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Lindsay Anderson
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Yvonne Gilan
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Stephen Mallatratt
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Ralph Lawton
Age at Filming ≈ 53


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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

2% 0-12
17% 20-29
32% 30-39
10% 40-49
15% 50-59
2% 60-69
2% 70-79
20% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

12% Female
88% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chariots of Fire on Netflix?
No, Chariots of Fire is not currently available on Netflix in the United States
Is Chariots of Fire on Amazon Prime?
No, Chariots of Fire is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States
Is Chariots of Fire on Disney Plus?
No, Chariots of Fire is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States