H G Wells: War with the World

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H G Wells: War With The World
Genre Docudrama
Directed by James Kent
Composer(s) Nick Powell
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Leanne Klein
Running time 90 minutes
Distributor Wall to Wall
Original network BBC Two
Original release 30 September 2006
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H G Wells: War With The World is a 2006 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of the British author H. G. Wells, who is played in the film by Michael Sheen. The title of the film is clearly referencing Wells' most famous novel The War of the Worlds.[1]


The film dramatises the story of the author’s life, by using H.G. Wells’ own words. It tells the story of Wells’ transformation from self-confident womaniser, socialist radical and young literary prophet to burdened missionary, dedicated to creating a World State.


Michael Sheen as H.G. Wells
Sally Hawkins as Rebecca West
Sarah Winman as Jane Wells
Dermot Crowley as George Bernard Shaw
Branka Katic as Moura Budberg
Jacek Koman as Maxim Gorky
Kenneth Jay as Henry James
Michael Cochrane as Minister
Rebecca Ramsden as Millie
Elizabeth Elvin as Mrs. Hallam
Keir Charles as Sykes
Shane Board as Frank Wells

Abigail Davies as Russian Reporter
Roger Heathcott as Josef Stalin
Thomas-James Fisher as Jip Wells
Lady Sara Rönneke as Georgie
Chris Wilson as Reporter

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "H G Wells: War With The World". BBC. 21 October 2017.