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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, alongside David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, and Christopher Lee. The storyline follows Charlie as he wins a contest along with four other children and is led by Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory.

Development for a second adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (filmed previously as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971) began in 1991, which resulted in Warner Bros. providing the Dahl Estate with total artistic control. Prior to Burton’s involvement, directors such as Gary Ross, Rob Minkoff, Martin Scorsese, and Tom Shadyac had been involved, while actors Bill Murray, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and many others, were either in discussion with or considered by the studio to play Wonka.

Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives near the Wonka Factory. The company’s owner, Willy Wonka, has long closed his factory due to problems concerning industrial espionage, having sparked jealousy in Wonka’s rivals: Slugworth, Fickelgruber and Prodnose, that led him to fire all of his employees, including Charlie’s Grandpa Joe. Also, Prince Pondicherry of New Delhi, India had his chocolate palace melted in a boiling hot sun due to ignoring Wonka’s warnings. Charlie’s father, meanwhile, has recently been made redundant at work as a cap screwer at a toothpaste factory.

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)

Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox


Johnny DeppWilly Wonka
Freddie HighmoreCharlie Bucket
David KellyGrandpa Joe
Helena Bonham CarterMrs. Bucket
Noah TaylorMr. Bucket
Missi PyleMrs. Beauregarde
James FoxMr. Salt
Deep RoyOompa Loompa
Christopher LeeDr. Wonka
Adam GodleyMr. Teavee
Franziska TroegnerMrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia RobbViolet Beauregarde (as Annasophia Robb)
Julia WinterVeruca Salt
Jordan FryMike Teavee
Philip WiegratzAugustus Gloop
Blair DunlopLittle Willy Wonka
Liz SmithGrandma Georgina
Eileen EssellGrandma Josephine
David MorrisGrandpa George
Nitin GanatraPrince Pondicherry
Shelley ConnPrincess Pondicherry
Chris CresswellProdnose
Philip PhilmarSlugworth (as Phil Philmar)
Tony KirwoodFinckelgruber
Todd BoyceTV Reporter
Nayef RashedMoroccan Market Vendor
Menis YousryMoroccan Market Trader
Harry TaylorMr. Gloop
Hubertus GellerGerman Reporter
Francesca HuntMrs. Salt
Garrick HagonDenver Reporter
Kevin EldonMan with Dog
Mark HeapMan with Dog
Roger FrostTall Man
Oscar JamesShopkeeper
Colette ApplebyCustomer in Shop
Debora WestonWoman In Shop
Annette BadlandJolly Woman
Steve Hope WynneMuseum Guard (as Stephen Hope-Wynne)
Geoffrey HolderNarrator (voice)
Robert BoasExtra (uncredited)
Lucy-Anne BrooksFactory Worker (uncredited)
Elena BudaCharacter Dancer (uncredited)
Rene CostaFactory Worker (uncredited)
Ray DonnPoliceman (uncredited)
Julie EagletonWoman in Shop (uncredited)
Laine EdwardsFactory worker (uncredited)
Danny ElfmanOompa Loompa (voice) (uncredited)
Aiko HoriuchiWoman in shop (uncredited)
Stephen HumbyCrowd Member (uncredited)
Jynine JamesSalts Nuts Girl (uncredited)
Hollie KempSalts Nut Girl (uncredited)
Michelle KernohanFactory Worker (uncredited)
Sara KirkpatrickChorus Dancer (uncredited)
Brigitte MillarJournalist (uncredited)
Georgina Minter-BrownBubble Gum Child (uncredited)
Valery RichardsonZombie Dancer (uncredited)
Georgie SmithPolicewoman (uncredited)
Brian TelesNews Cameraman (uncredited)
Caroline ThielemannOmpa Lompa (uncredited)
River ThompsonChild at the Gate (uncredited)
Ray VermaPhotographer (uncredited)
John WarmanPoliceman (uncredited)
Tracy YarkoniViolet’s Neighbor (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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