In this film loosely based on a scandal that erupted around World War I, two cousins (Florence Hoath and Elizabeth Earl) discover sprites in their garden and take their pictures to prove they exist. When all of England hears of their secret, they become instant celebrities, hobnobbing with the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O’Toole) and Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel). But are the sprites real? And if not, does it matter?
Charles B. G. Sturridge (born 24 June 1951) is an English screenwriter, producer, stage, television and film director.
Sturridge was born in London, England to Alyson Bowman Vaughan (née Burke) and Jerome Sturridge. He was educated at Stonyhurst College. and University College, Oxford. Sturridge married Brideshead Revisited actress Phoebe Nicholls on 6 July 1985, with whom he has three children, Tom, Arthur, and Matilda Sturridge, who all act.
Sturridge began his career as an actor. In 1968 he played Markland in Lindsay Anderson’s film if…. and portrayed the young Edward VII in Edward the Seventh. Directing episodes of Coronation Street, Strangers, World in Action, Crown Court and The Spoils of War by his late twenties, he gained international recognition for the eleven part television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited which won over 17 awards including 2 Golden Globes and 6 British Academy awards.
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