William & Kate: The Movie
|William & Kate: The Movie|
DVD Cover (Region 2)
|Written by||Nancey Silvers|
|Directed by||Mark Rosman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Original release||18 April 2011|
William & Kate: The Movie is the first of two unrelated American television films about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton (now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), directed by Mark Rosman and written by Nancey Silvers. The film was a ratings success, despite the negative reception from critics. The second film William & Catherine: A Royal Romance was produced by the Hallmark Channel and released in August 2011.
Produced by Lifetime, the filming of William & Kate took place mostly in Los Angeles, with some second unit location filming in the United Kingdom, and the release date was 18 April 2011. This came eleven days before the wedding of William and Catherine on 29 April 2011.
- Nico Evers-Swindell – Prince William
- Camilla Luddington – Catherine Middleton
- Samantha Whittaker – Olivia Martin
- Jonathan Patrick Moore – Ian Musgrave
- Richard Reid - Derek Rodgers
- Ben Cross – The Prince of Wales
- Calvin Goldspink – James Middleton
- Serena Scott Thomas – Carole Middleton
- Christopher Cousins – Michael Middleton
- Justin Hanlon – Prince Harry
- Trilby Glover – Margaret Hemmings-Wellington
- Mary Elise Hayden – Pippa Middleton
- Charles Shaughnessy – Flight Instructor
- Louise Linton – Vanessa Rose Bellows
- Stephen Marsh – Professor Durham
- Theo Cross – Trevor
- Victoria Tennant – Celia
The film received negative reviews, with The Guardian calling it "awful, toe-curlingly, teeth-furringly, pillow-bitingly ghastly", the Daily Mirror saying it "contains moments so royally ridiculous they could only have occurred in the mind of a third-rate script writer"  and the London Evening Standard saying its only positive was that "it is recognisably a film, in that it takes place on a screen. Events run in a forward direction.". The film has also been criticised for its use of American actors, for some of its images, and for first unit filming taking place in the United States. The Daily Mail reviewed the film under the headline "We are a little amused: U.S. network airs first trailer of cheesy TV movie about Prince William and Kate Middleton".
|Portugal||SIC||25 April 2011||Monday 8:45pm||William & Kate: Uma História Real (William & Kate - A Real/Royal Story)|
|Australia||Network Ten||27 April 2011||Wednesday 8:30pm||William & Kate: A Modern Day Fairy Tale|
|Austria||ORF eins||25 April 2011||Monday 8:15pm||William & Kate - Ein Märchen wird wahr (William & Kate - A fairytale comes true)|
|Belgium||VIJFtv||27 April 2011||Wednesday 8:45pm||William and Kate: the movie|
|Bulgaria||bTV||1 May 2011||Sunday 8:00pm||William & Kate: A Modern Day Fairy Tale|
|Canada||Slice||24 April 2011||Sunday at 8:00pm||William & Kate|
|Chile||Mega||28 April 2011||Thursday at 6:30pm||William & Kate|
|Croatia||RTL Televizija||28 April 2011||Thursday at 10.00pm||William i Kate|
|Estonia||TV3||29 April 2011||Friday at 9.00pm||Armastuse lugu: William ja Kate|
|France||M6||28 April 2011||Thursday at 8:45pm||Kate et William, quand tout a commencé...|
|W9||1 May 2011||Sunday at 2:55pm|
|Germany||Sat.1||28 April 2011||Thursday at 8:15pm||William & Kate - Ein Märchen wird wahr (William & Kate - A fairytale comes true)|
|Greece||Alpha||26 April 2011||Tuesday 9:00pm||Ουίλλιαμ και Κέιτ: ο γάμος του αιώνα (William & Kate: the wedding of the century)|
|Ireland||TV3||28 April 2011||Thursday at 9.00pm||William and Kate The Untold Story|
|Israel||Yes 1||28 April 2011||Thursday at 9.30pm||William & Kate|
|Italy||RaiUno||27 April 2011||Wednesday at 9:10pm||William & Kate: una favola moderna (William & Kate: a modern fairy tale)|
|Lithuania||Lietuvos ryto TV||29 April 2011||Friday 3:35pm||Williamas ir Kate. Šimtmečio meilės istorija (William & Kate: Love Story of The Century)|
|Netherlands||SBS6||27 April 2011||Wednesday 8:30pm||William & Kate|
|New Zealand||TV One||30 April 2011||Saturday at 8:30pm||William And Kate|
|Peru||Frecuencia Latina||1 May 2011||Sunday at 5:30pm||William y Kate|
|Philippines||TV5||28 April 2011||Thursday at 4:00pm||William & Kate|
|Poland||TVN||25 April 2011||Monday 8:00pm||William i Kate|
|Slovenia||POP Brio||28 April 2011||Thursday at 8:00pm||William in Kate|
|United Kingdom||Channel 5||24 April 2011||Sunday at 3.55pm||William & Kate|
|Uruguay||Channel 10||27 April 2011||Wednesday at 10:30pm||William y Kate, la boda real (William & Kate, the royal wedding)|
|United States||Lifetime||18 April 2011||Monday at 9:00pm||William & Kate|
|Spain||Antena 3||26 April 2011||Tuesday at 10:00pm||Guillermo y Kate: Una Historia Real|
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- "Lifetime movie "William & Kate" to premiere in U.S. on April 18". xinhuanet.com. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
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- Bates, Stephen (14 April 2011). "William and Kate: The Movie – so bad it'll probably be a smash". The Guardian. London.
- "Royal wedding film review: Will and Kate the movie royally ridiculous". Mirror. 14 April 2011.
- "FIRST REVIEW - William & Kate: The Movie is a classic". The Evening Standard.
- Gardiner, Stephanie (15 April 2011). "Critics pan 'pillow-bitingly ghastly' William and Kate film". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- Gilbert, Matthew (18 April 2011). "Lifetime’s ‘William & Kate’ is a royal bore". Boston Globe. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
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