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Girl with a Pearl Earring (31-Aug-2003)

Director: Peter Webber

Writer: Olivia Hetreed

From novel by: Tracy Chevalier

Music Composed by: Alexandre Desplat

Producers: Andy Paterson; Anand Tucker

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Painting

A peasant maid in painter Jan Vermeer's house becomes the model for one of his greatest works.

The mysterious story behind Jan Vermeer's masterwork Girl with a Pearl Earring receives a screen treatment in this film bearing its name, combining history with fiction to tell a tale of peasant maid Griet and her unlikely job as a model for Vermeer at the behest of monied benefactor Van Ruijven. Danger rules the day for young Griet as she attempts to pose for Vermeer's painting without the knowledge of his wife while maneuvering herself out of a tryst with Van Ruijven after the work is completed.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Essie Davis
1970   Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Colin Firth
10-Sep-1960   Pride and Prejudice
Scarlett Johansson
22-Nov-1984   Ghost World, Lost in Translation
John McEnery
1-Nov-1943 12-Apr-2019 Romeo and Juliet
Cillian Murphy
25-May-1976   Disco Pigs
Judy Parfitt
7-Nov-1935   Girl with a Pearl Earring
Anna Popplewell
16-Dec-1988   Chronicles of Narnia
Tom Wilkinson
12-Dec-1948   Shakespeare in Love


Colin Firth   ...   Vermeer
Scarlett Johansson   ...   Griet
Tom Wilkinson   ...   Van Ruijven
Judy Parfitt   ...   Maria Thins
Cillian Murphy   ...   Pieter
Essie Davis   ...   Catharina
Joanna Scanlan   ...   Tanneke
Alakina Mann   ...   Cornelia Vermeer
Chris McHallem   ...   Griet's Father
Gabrielle Reidy   ...   Griet's Mother
Rollo Weeks   ...   Frans
Anna Popplewell   ...   Maertge
Ana´s Nepper   ...   Lisbeth
Melanie Meyfroid   ...   Aleydis
Nathan Nepper   ...   Johannes
Lola & Charlotte Carpenter   ...   Baby Franciscus
Olivia Chauveau   ...   Baby Franciscus
Geoff Bell   ...   Paul the Butcher
Virginie Colin   ...   Emilie Van Ruijven
Sarah Drews   ...   Van Ruijven's Daughter
Christelle Bulckaen   ...   Wet Nurse
John McEnery   ...   Apothecary
Gintare Parulyte   ...   Model
Claire Johnston   ...   White Haired Woman
Marc Maes   ...   Old Gentleman
Pere Robert Sibenaler   ...   Priest
Dustin James   ...   Servant 1
Joe Reavis   ...   Servant 2
Martin Serene   ...   Sergeant
Chris Kelly   ...   Gay Blade


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