Stardust

Stardust is a 2007 romantic adventure fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Based on Neil Gaiman’s 1999 novel of the same name, the film features an ensemble cast led by Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Ricky Gervais, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Peter O’Toole, with narration by Ian McKellen.

The film follows Tristan, a young man from the fictional town of Wall in Great Britain. Wall is a town on the border of the magical fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. Tristan enters the magical world to collect a fallen star to give to his crush Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage. He collects the star who, to his surprise, is a woman named Yvaine. Witches and the Princes of Stormhold are also hunting for Yvaine. Meanwhile, Tristan tries to get her back to Wall with him before Victoria’s birthday, the deadline of her offer.

The film was released to positive reviews and grossed $135.6 million on a $70 million budget. In 2008, it won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. Stardust was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD on December 18, 2007.

Cast:

Claire Danes as Yvaine, the Fallen Star

Charlie Cox as Tristan Thorn

Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia

Mark Strong as Prince Septimus

Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespeare of the Caspartine

Jason Flemyng as Prince Primus

Rupert Everett as Prince Secundus

Kate Magowan as Princess Una

Ricky Gervais as Ferdiland “Ferdy” the Fence

Sienna Miller as Victoria Forester

Peter O’Toole as the dying King of Stormhold

Joanna Scanlan as Mormo, Lamia’s sister

Sarah Alexander as Empusa, Lamia’s other sister

Mark Heap as Prince Tertius

Julian Rhind-Tutt as the ghost of Prince Quartus

Adam Buxton as the ghost of Prince Quintus

David Walliams as the ghost of Prince Sextus

Nathaniel Parker as Dunstan Thorn

Ben Barnes as a young Dunstan Thorn

Henry Cavill as Humphrey

David Kelly as the Wall Guard

Melanie Hill as Ditchwater Sal

Mark Williams as Billy, the Goat converted into human form

Jake Curran as Bernard

Olivia Grant as Bernard’s female form

George Innes as the Soothsayer

Dexter Fletcher as the Skinny Pirate

Eliot (Coco) Sumner as Ingrid, Yvaine’s sister

Mark Burns as the New Bishop

Ian McKellen as the Narrator

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