TV Movie (multi-part) | 2013-2014 | History (History Channel) | Canada, USA

Main data

DirectorUli Edel
Written byNicholas Meyer (head writer)
ProductionLions Gate Television [us]

Shooting data

Start of shooting14.10.2013
End of shooting14.12.2013
LocationsBudapest, Ungarn

Project data

Length of movie2

    Brief synopsis

    The two-night scripted miniseries HOUDINI follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Ehrich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe–Houdini. Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry’s psyche, HOUDINI delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Adrien BrodyHoudini [L]
    Kristen ConnollyBess [L]
    Evan JonesJim [L]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyKarl Walter Lindenlaub
    Castingcasting directorJeremy Zimmerman
    Castingcasting directorJeanie Bacharach
    Castingcasting directorKatalin Baranyi
    Costume Departmentcostume designer Birgit Hutternominierung costume designers guild awa
    Costume Departmentassistant costume designer Elisabeth Witte
    Costume DepartmentKey Costumer Helga Lohninger
    Director's DepartmentdirectorUli Edel
    Director's Department1st assistant director Frank Kusche1st AD
    Director's Department2nd assistant director Katharina HaaseKey 2nd

    Production companies

    A&E Studios [us]
    Lions Gate Television [us]


    Department CompanyComment
    Production DesignCostumes Lambert HoferKostümausstattung