Character: Lady Matilda Mellerby
Original Release: July 26, 2002 (München Fantasy Filmfest, Germany)
Directed by: Alberto Sciamma
Written by: Harriet Sand, Alberto Sciamma
Produced by: David Ball, Michael Cowan, Jason Piette
Running Time: 115 minutes

In 1348, with the horrors of the Black Death haunting Europe, English soldiers return home from war with a French nobleman as hostage. When people in their home village soon after begin to die, it is believed that the Black Death has struck once more. However, there are other dark reasons behind the sudden deaths.

Cast & Characters

David La Haye (Amant), Jason Flemyng (Nicholas), Christopher Fairbank (Steward), Anthony O'Donnell (Randall), Jeff Nuttall (Priest), Ralph Riach (Physician), Stevan Rimkus (Pecok), Hayley Carmichael (Agnes), Ian McNeice (Bishop), Jon Finch (Sir Walter de Mellerby), Elizabeth Marmur (Joan), Scarlett Sherrington (Amy), Rocky Taylor (Compte de Fugiere), Craig Russell (Thomas Bassett), Robert Horwell (John Harding)

Photo Gallery
  • When it was released again in 2013 it was renamed "Black Plague".
  • Lena Headey starred in the short movie Love (n/a) together with Jason Flemyng as well.
  • Lena Headey guest starred in the tv series The Hunger (1997) together with Jason Flemyng as well.
  • Lena Headey starred in the movie The Jungle Book (1993) together with Jason Flemyng as well.
  • Was on the shelf for three years before be finally released in 2004.
  • Unable to use any animals apart from dogs on the shoot due to the foot and mouth outbreak, the filmmakers faked cows and sheep in the medieval village using sound effects and camera trickery.

Quotes from Cast & Crew

"Lena Headey is an actor with huge courage; she read the script and fought hard to get the time to play the part. She told me, 'It will be a giggle.' I laughed and replied 'It's going to be fucking cold.' She said 'Let’s do it.'"
- Alberto Sciamma, director