Babbage (film)

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Charles Babbage 1860.jpg
Directed byClaire Barker
Produced byTrevor Hughes
Written byClaire Barker
Eamon Wyse
StarringSteve Payne
Music byJon Chilton
CinematographyTrevor Hughes
Edited byClaire Barker
Trevor Hughes
Release date
Running time
15 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Babbage is a short film, made in 2008, about the Victorian computing pioneer Charles Babbage.[1] It was shown at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The film is set at a dinner party in early Victorian times, with Charles Babbage introducing each of the guests, who discuss Babbage's life and work. Babbage then reveals that these are just fragmented memories and many of the guests never actually met.

The film was directed by Claire Barker.[3] The screen writer was Eamon Wyse,[4] based on a story by the director. The executive producer was Trevor Hughes, who was also responsible for the cinematography.[5] Claire Barker and Trevor Hughes jointly undertook casting, production design, and film editing. Jon Chilton[6] was the music consultant for the film.

Charles Babbage was acted by Steve Payne.[7] Other characters at the dinner party include Georgiana Babbage (his wife), Sir John Herschel ("John Hershal"), and Ada Lovelace.

Babbage was filmed in Hammersmith, London.[1]


  1. ^ a b Babbage on IMDb .
  2. ^ About the Film Archived 1 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Babbage The Movie.
  3. ^ Claire Barker on IMDb .
  4. ^ Eamon Wyse on IMDb .
  5. ^ Trevor Hughes on IMDb .
  6. ^ Jon Chilton on IMDb .
  7. ^ Steve Payne on IMDb .

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