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The Woman in Black

24th December 1989
1h 40m
Herbert Wise
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The Woman in Black is a 1989 History Horror film released on 24th December; Herbert Wise directed the film which stars Adrian Rawlins, Joseph Upton and Robert Hamilton. It was later remade/rebooted as The Woman in Black in 2012.

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 1:30am.


Adrian Rawlins Arthur Kidd
Approx Filming Age ≈ 30
Timothy Block
Approx Filming Age ≈ 44
Alison King
Approx Filming Age ≈ 15
Trevor Cooper
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Andy Nyman
Approx Filming Age ≈ 22
Steven Mackintosh Steven Mackintosh
Approx Filming Age ≈ 21
Caroline John
Approx Filming Age ≈ 48
William Simons
Approx Filming Age ≈ 48
Fiona Walker
Approx Filming Age ≈ 44
John Franklyn-Robbins
Approx Filming Age ≈ 64
John Cater
Approx Filming Age ≈ 56
Clare Holman
Approx Filming Age ≈ 24
David Ryall
Approx Filming Age ≈ 53
Pauline Moran
Approx Filming Age ≈ 41
David Daker
Approx Filming Age ≈ 53
Bernard Hepton
Approx Filming Age ≈ 63

Most Often Described As

50% Creepy
50% Outdated
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Remade/Rebooted As


Adrian Rawlins, who stars in the lead role, would later play Daniel Radcliffe's dad in the Harry Potter series. Rawlins' role was played by Radcliffe in the 2012 remake of this film.

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

4% 13-19
13% 20-29
8% 30-39
21% 40-49
13% 50-59
8% 60-69
4% 70-79
29% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

33% Female
63% Male
4% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

4% Lawyer
96% Unknown