Deep Water (film)

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Deep Water
Deep water poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouise Osmond
Jerry Rothwell
Produced byAlison Morrow
Jonny Persey
John Smithson
StarringDonald Crowhurst
Clare Crowhurst
Narrated byJean Badin
Tilda Swinton
Simon Russell Beale
Music byHarry Escott
Molly Nyman
CinematographyNina Kellgren
Edited byBen Lester
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • 3 September 2006 (2006-09-03) (Telluride Film Festival)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Deep Water is a 2006 British documentary film directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, and produced by Jonny Persey. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and the 1969 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race round the world alone in a yacht. It opened in the UK on 15 December 2006. The film reconstructs Crowhurst's voyage from his own audio tapes and cine film, interwoven with archive footage and interviews.

The film has received critical acclaim. The official poster quotes The Daily Telegraph, 'A movie which will reduce the hardest of hearts to a shipwreck'. It was described as 'fascinating' by The New York Times upon its release.[1] The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2006 Rome International Film Festival and a commendation in the Australian Film Critics Association 2007 Film Awards.


  1. ^ Saltz, Rachel. "Deep Water - Movie".

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