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General Details

  • Runtime: 91 minutes (US)
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Color: Eastmancolor
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Produced by: Jim Henson Productions / Lorimar Film Entertainment


  • Nominated for 1991 BAFTA Award (UK)
    • Best Make Up Artist – Christine Beveridge
      • Lost to Dick Tracy – John Caglione Jr., Doug Drexler
  • Nominated for 1991 Saturn Award (USA)
    • Best Actress – Anjelica Huston
      • Lost to Ghost  Demi Moore
    • Best Supporting Actress – Mai Zetterling
        • Lost to Ghost  Whoopi Goldberg
    • Best Performance by a Younger Actor – Jasen Fisher
      • Lost to Santa Sangre – Adan Jodorowsky
    • Best Music – Stanley Myers
      • Lost to Back to the Future Part III  Alan Silvestri
    • Best Make-Up – John Stephenson and The Creature Shop
      • Lost to Dick Tracy – John Caglione Jr., Doug Drexler, Cheri Minns
  • Nominated for 1991 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award (Portugal)
    • Best Film – Nicolas Roeg
      • Lost to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – John McNaughton
  • Nominated for 1991 Hugo Award
    • Best Dramatic Presentation  Nicolas Roeg (director), Allan Scott (screenplay), Roald Dahl (based on the book by)
      • Lost to Edward Scissorhands  Tim Burton (story/director), Caroline Thompson (story/screenplay)


Credits order:

  • Anjelica Huston as Miss Eva Ernst / Grand High Witch
  • Mai Zetterling as Helga Eveshim
  • Jasen Fisher as Luke
  • Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Stringer
  • Bill Paterson as Mr. Jenkins
  • Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Jenkins
  • Charlie Potter as Bruno Jenkins
  • Jane Horrocks as Miss Irvine
  • Anne Lambton as Woman in Black
  • Sukie Smith as Marlene
  • Rose English as Dora
  • Jenny Runacre as Elsie
  • Annabel Brooks as Nicola
  • Emma Relph as Millie
  • Nora Connolly as Beatrice
  • Rosamund Greenwood as Janice
  • Angelique Rockas as Henrietta
  • Anne Tirard as Lady 1
  • Leila Hoffman as Lady 2
  • Jim Carter as Head Chef
  • Roberta Taylor as Witch Chef
  • Brian Hawksley as Elderly Waiter
  • Debra Gillett as Waitress
  • Darcy Flynn as Luke’s Mother
  • Vincent Marzello as Luke’s Father
  • Serena Harragin as Doctor
  • Greta Nordrå as Norwegian Witch
  • Elsie Eide as Erica
  • Kristin Steinsland as Child Helga
  • Merete Armand as Erica’s Mother
  • Ola Otnes as Erica’s Father
  • Johan Sverre as Policeman
  • Arvid Ones as Policeman
  • Sverre Røssummoen as Policeman

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Barbara Hicks as Old Witch at Meeting


  • Director: Nicolas Roeg
  • Writers: Roald Dahl (book), Allan Scott (screenplay)
  • Cinematography by: Harvey Harrison
  • Music by: Stanley Myers
  • Production Design by: Andrew Sanders
  • Art Direction by: Norman Dorme (supervising art director), John King
  • Costume Design by: Marit Allen
  • Film Editing by: Tony Lawson
  • Produced by: Jim Henson (executive producer), Mark Shivas (producer), Dusty Symonds (line producer)

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  • Gross: $10,360,553 (USA)