Anne Frank: The Whole Story

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 2001-05-20
  • Last Air Date: 2001-05-21
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 180 min.
  • Production Company: Touchstone Television
  • Production Country: Czech Republic, United States of America
  • Networks: ABC
  • Director: Robert Dornhelm
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a two-part mini-series based on the book Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller. The mini-series aired on ABC on May 20 and 21, 2001. The series starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, and Lili Taylor. Controversially, but in keeping with the claim made by Melissa Müller, the series asserts that the anonymous betrayer of the Frank family was the office cleaner, when in fact the betrayer's identity has never been established. A disagreement between the producers of the mini-series and the Anne Frank Foundation about validity of this and other details led to the withdrawal of their endorsement of the dramatization, which prevented the use of any quotations from the writings of Anne Frank appearing within the production. Hannah Taylor-Gordon received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance as Anne Frank, while Ben Kingsley won a Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance as Otto Frank, Anne's father.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, holocaust (shoah), biography, anne frank, miniseries, genocide, thinness, starvation, starving child
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    Anne Frank: The Whole Story Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2001-05-20
    2 Episodes

    Anne Frank: The Whole Story Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 1120 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 2120 min
    • Ben Kingsley

      as Otto Frank
    • Hannah Taylor-Gordon

      as Anne Frank
    • Tatjana Blacher

      as Edith Hollander-Frank
    • Brenda Blethyn

      as Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
    • Jessica Manley

      as Margot Frank
    • Lili Taylor

      as Miep Gies
    • Joachim Król

      as Hermann van Pels
    • Jan Niklas

      as Fritz Pfeffer
    • Jeff Caster

      as Lammert Hartog
    • Johannes Silberschneider

      as Johannes Kleiman
    • Pavel Kříž

      as O.D. Man
    • Petr Meissel

      as City Hall Official
    • Karel Dobrý

      as Commandment
    • Branka Katić

      as Charlotte Kaletta
    • Nancy Bishop

      as Red Cross Rep
    • Nicky Kantor

      as Helmut Silberberg
    • Petra Lustigová

    • Klára Issová

      as Janny Brandes-Brilslijper
    • Olga Schmidtová

      as Oma Hollander
    • Zdeňka Žádníková Volencová

      as Lientje Brandes
    • Jelena Juklová

      as Food stealing woman
    • Nicholas Audsley

      as Peter van Pels
    • Michaela Horáková

      as Sanne Ledermann
    Directing Robert Dornhelm Director
    Editing Christopher Rouse Editor
    Production David R. Kappes Producer
    Production Hans Proppe Executive Producer
    Production Tomáš Krejčí Executive Producer
    Camera Elemér Ragályi Director of Photography
    Writing Melissa Müller Novel
    Writing Kirk Ellis Teleplay
    Sound Graeme Revell Original Music Composer
    Art Ondrej Nekvasil Production Design
    Art Jan Vlasák Art Direction
    Art Marie Raskova Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Barbara Lane Costume Design