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Byzantium (2012)

  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 1,183 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 May 2013 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 118 min
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  • IMDb page: Byzantium (2012)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 1,183 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 May 2013 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 118 min
  • Filming Location: Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Budget: £8,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $16,643 (USA) (28 June 2013)
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Caleb Landry Jones | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Javier Navarrete   
  • Soundtrack: Sonata in C Major Op. 2 No. 3, Adagio
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Coastal Town | Female Vampire | Mother Daughter Relationship | Vampire | One Word Title

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Moira Buffini  play
  • Moira Buffini  teleplay

Known Trivia

  • Saoirse Ronan actually plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s complicated Piano Sonata Opus 2, No. 3, having undergone an intense 12-week crash course in piano lessons.

Plot: Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. Full summary » |  »

Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. Written byProduction

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Sam Englebardt known as producer
  • William D. Johnson known as producer
  • Elizabeth Karlsen known as producer
  • Joanna Laurie known as associate producer
  • Mark C. Manuel known as executive producer
  • Alan Moloney known as producer
  • Redmond Morris known as co-producer
  • Susan Mullen known as associate producer
  • Patrick O'Donoghue known as line producer
  • Ted O'Neal known as executive producer
  • Danny Perkins known as executive producer
  • Stephen Woolley known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Saoirse Ronan known as Eleanor
  • Barry Cassin known as Robert Fowlds
  • Gemma Arterton known as Clara
  • David Heap known as Lap Dancing Client
  • Warren Brown known as Gareth
  • Ruby Snape known as Wendy
  • Thure Lindhardt known as Werner
  • Jenny Kavanagh known as Barmaid
  • Glenn Doherty known as Steve
  • Edyta Budnik known as Nadia
  • Gabriela Marcinkova known as Anya
  • Caleb Landry Jones known as Frank
  • Daniel Mays known as Noel
  • Uri Gavriel known as Savella
  • Sam Riley known as Darvell
  • Jonny Lee Miller known as Ruthven
  • Caroline Johns known as Young Clara
  • Christine Marzano known as Mrs. Strange
  • Kate Ashfield known as Gabi
  • Jeff Mash known as Mark
  • Ronnie Masterson known as Old Lady in Hospital
  • Patricia Loveland known as Old Lady in Hotel
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy known as Morag
  • Sean Folan known as (uncredited)
  • Tom Hollander known as (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Chloe Bourke known as daily makeup trainee
  • Lorraine Brennan known as hair stylist
  • Lucy Browne known as additional makeup artist
  • Audrey Doyle known as makeup artist
  • Deirdre Fitzgerald known as makeup artist
  • Lorraine Glynn known as key hair stylist
  • Nikkie Grimshaw known as key art finisher
  • Alexandra Joyce known as crowd hair junior: dailies
  • Cerina Knott known as special makeup effects artist
  • Waldo Mason known as prosthetics designer
  • Aisling Nairn known as assistant makeup artist
  • Justin Pitkethly known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ciara Scannell known as daily makeup trainee
  • Tom Packwood known as mould maker (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Marshall Aver known as production buyer: UK
  • Graeme Bird known as modelmaker
  • Paul Boulton known as dressing props trainee
  • Bruce Gallup known as supervising painter: UK
  • Martin Hayes known as construction coordinator
  • Sarah Kingston known as prop buyer
  • Dan Marsden known as carpenter
  • Louise Mathews known as assistant art director
  • Eleonora McNamara known as sculptor
  • John Neligan known as head buyer
  • Tony Nicholson known as stand-by props
  • Marco Anton Restivo known as art director: UK
  • Edwin Ryan known as sculptor
  • Pilar Valencia known as graphics




Production Companies:

  • Demarest Films
  • Lipsync Productions
  • Number 9 Films
  • Parallel Film Productions
  • WestEnd Films

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting supplied by
  • ARRI Media  camera equipment provided by
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Fatts  post production script services
  • HireWorks  Avid Nitris DX rental
  • Hothouse Music  Music Supervision
  • Irish Film Board  funding
  • Mediacom 24-7  travel and accommodation
  • Reel Meals(Take 2)  catering
  • Sky Media Travel  travel agent
  • UK Film Council  funding
  • Windmill Lane Pictures  post-production facilities


  • StudioCanal (2012) (UK) (all media)
  • IFC Films (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Broadmedia Studios (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Cinéart (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2012) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Mongkol Major (2013) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Rialto Distribution (2012) (Australia) (all media)
  • Rialto Distribution (2012) (New Zealand) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Lipsync Post (visual effects)
  • Prime Focus World (visual effects)
  • Team FX

Visual Effects by:

  • Jaroslaw Ancuta known as roto artist
  • Craig Bardsley known as lead animator: Prime Focus World
  • Chris Bentley known as titles coordinator
  • Gabriel Blanco known as pipeline engineer
  • Ilona Blyth known as visual effects producer
  • Emma Braney known as visual effects artist
  • Marc Calvelo known as animator: Prime Focus VFX
  • Chris Chadwick known as matchmove artist: Prime Focus
  • Stefan Drury known as head of visual effects: LipSync Post
  • Mike Eames known as animation supervisor: Prime Focus Film
  • Arslan Elver known as character animator: PrimeFocus
  • Sean Farrow known as executive visual effects supervisor
  • Anna Harantova known as texture artist
  • Robert Jackson known as lead compositor
  • Marc Jouveneau known as VFX Supervisor: Prime Focus Film
  • Pavel Kacerle known as lighting td
  • Tim Keene known as executive visual effects producer: Prime Focus
  • Jakub Krompolc known as lead rigger
  • Ivan Lima known as junior compositor: Lipsync Post
  • Fran Martinez known as digital compositor
  • Abigail McKenzie known as digital lab operator
  • Sandrine Moniez known as digital compositor
  • Mark Nelmes known as visual effects supervisor
  • Dan Newlands known as matchmove artist: Prime focus
  • Cian O'Laoi known as visual effects editor
  • Jane Paton known as digital compositor
  • Andy Quinn known as digital compositor
  • Marko Radinkovic known as digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
  • Sinisa Radosavljevic known as digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
  • Martin Ruizl known as lead massive td
  • Jorge Sanchez known as lighting technical director
  • Ben Sharp known as CG supervisor: lipsyncpost
  • Ben Shepherd known as head of CG
  • David Shere known as compositing and sequence supervisor: Prime Focus Film
  • Lee F. Sullivan known as CG Supervisor: Prime Focus World
  • Lucy Tanner known as visual effects producer
  • Ruggero Tomasino known as digital compositor: LipSync Post
  • Daniel Tomlinson known as senior DI operator
  • Eric Tsui known as visual effects artist
  • Thomas Waddington known as digital lab operator
  • Howard Watkins known as head of design: titles
  • Stephen Willey known as head of systems
  • Harry Wormald known as digital matte painter
  • Lenka Zuckova known as visual effects artist

MPAA: Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language



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