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The Golden Compass

"There are worlds beyond our own - the compass will show the way."

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.

-- Box Office --
Released: Nov 27th, 2007
Budget: $180,000,000.00
Revenue: $350,983,908.00

The Golden Compass Main Cast

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Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
plays Mrs. Coulter
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
plays Lord Asriel
Dakota Blue Richards
Dakota Blue Richards
plays Lyra
Ben Walker (IX)
Ben Walker (IX)
plays Roger
Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
plays Pantalaimon (voiced)
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In July 2003 Tom Stoppard was hired to write the screenplay. A year later, when Chris Weitz was hired to direct, he rejected Stoppard's script, preferring to adapt Philip Pullman's work himself.
  • A ten-minute preview of the film was shown to audiences at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
  • According to Deborah Forte, she and Philip Pullman discussed Nicole Kidman for the role of Marisa Coulter 10 years before the movie went into production in 2006.
  • The series title His Dark Materials comes from a line in Paradise Lost by John Milton (II). This is a favourite literary work of Philip Pullman who has edited editions of it.
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