Pandaemonium (film)

Pandaemonium is a 2000 film, directed by Julien Temple, screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is based on the early lives of English poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, in particular their collaboration on the Lyrical Ballads (1798), and Coleridge's writing of Kubla Khan (completed in 1797, published in 1816).

Directed byJulien Temple
Produced byNick O'Hagan
Written byFrank Cottrell Boyce
StarringLinus Roache
John Hannah
Samantha Morton
Music byDario Marianelli
CinematographyJohn Lynch
Edited byNiven Howie
Distributed byOptimum Releasing
Release date
  • 15 September 2000 (2000-09-15) (Toronto Film Festival)
  • 14 September 2001 (2001-09-14) (United Kingdom)
Running time
125 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Much of the film was shot on location on and around the Quantock Hills in Somerset.



Release Dates

Country Date

15 September 2000 (Toronto International Film Festival) (Premiere)


31 January 2001 (Gothenburg Film Festival)


18 April 2001

United States

29 June 2001

United Kingdom

14 September 2001


23 October 2001 (Bergen International Film Festival)


14 July 2005


Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
British Independent Film Award Best Actress Samantha Morton Nominated
Emden International Film Festival Emden Film Award Julien Temple Won
Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Linus Roache Won

"It's rattling good stuff. There's just one small objection. None of it ever happened. This is fantasy literary history". John Sutherland.[1]


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