From Time to Time

September 24, 2010 0 By Fans
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A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.1/10 (685 voted)

Julian Fellowes

Stars: Alex Etel, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith

In 1940s England, thirteen year old Tolly is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing in action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the the family stories Grandmother Oldknow tells him. Traveling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time…

Writers: Lucy M. Boston, Julian Fellowes


Alex Etel


Timothy Spall


Maggie Smith

Mrs. Oldknow

Christopher Villiers


Pauline Collins

Mrs. Tweedle

Eliza Bennett


(as Eliza Hope Bennett)

Rachel Bell


Dominic West


Carice van Houten

Maria Oldknow

Douglas Booth


Jenny McCracken

Mrs. Gross

Christine Lohr

Mrs. Robbins

Alan Charlesworth

Robert the Footman

Hugh Bonneville

Captain Oldknow

Kwayedza Kureya



Official Website:
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Release Date: 24 September 2010

Filming Locations: Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorset, England, UK

Technical Specs



Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944.

User Review

Fine storytelling and highly entertaining

Rating: 8/10

I put off watching this film for a long time because of the 6/10 IMDb
rating and because it seems like one of those films you 'need to be in
the mood for'.

Well, it is but when you are in the mood for a good story then watch
this film because the overall result is certainly worth it. Technically
and visually the film is successful (i.e. cinematography, location,
costumes etc.) but it is the story itself that kept me interested. I am
not sure if the success of the film is owed to the book it was adapted
from or if the script added anything but I was certainly impressed.

The funny and tragic moments never felt forced or embellished and the
actors were extremely committed and convincing.

I am not a viewer who knows too much about the film making process so
the most I can comment on really is that whilst the ending was rather
predictable I was happy I had watched the film and would highly
recommend it to others.

I hope the IMDb rating increases as it easily deserves 8/10