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Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)





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This fantasy for younger audiences concerns Tom (Anthony Way), a 14-year-old English boy who in the 1950s is sent to live with his Aunt Gwen (Greta Scacchi) and Uncle Alan (James Wilby) after one of his siblings becomes seriously ill. Late one night, Tom makes a remarkable discovery -- after midnight, Gwen and Alan's clock strikes thirteen, and the dingy alley behind their home becomes a scenic wonderland where he meets Hatty (Florence Hoath), a 12-year-old orphan girl who lived 70 years ago. Tom's Midnight Garden, which was adapted from the novel by Philippa Pearce, also features a supporting performance from Joan Plowright.


Greta Scacchi
as Aunt Gwen
James Wilby
as Uncle Alan
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. Bartholomew
Caroline Carver
as Older Hatty
Liz Smith
as Mrs. Willows
Tom Bowles
as Mr. Ferguson
Rory Jennings
as James at 12
Noah Huntley
as James at 20
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Critic Reviews for Tom's Midnight Garden

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

If you were twelve in 1989, chances are you'll thrill to the nostalgia kick.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The story of a glum, monotone little boy who wanders around a stretch of grass and never looks happy.

December 14, 2001 | Rating: 1/4

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