Based on the acclaimed book 'History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier', DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ('Temple Grandin') and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). <h5>Class is In Session at an AMC Near You<h5> Teachers and educators, if you’re looking for a unique and memorable way to bring your lesson plan to life, schedule a field trip to AMC. Choose from our calendar of films, or select from our catalogue of educational IMAX films. <a href="https://www.amctheatres.com/amc-educates" style="font-size:18px; font-weight:bold">Make Your Plan</a>

  • 1 hr 50 minPG13
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Rachel Weisz

    Rachel WeiszActor

  • Timothy Spall

    Timothy SpallActor

    Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in "Macbeth" and "Othello." In 1979 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and stayed for approximately two years performing in "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Cymbeline," "The Three Sisters" and "Nicholas Nickleby." In the early 80s he moved into TV roles with Leigh's "Home Sweet Home" and later had his own drama series "Frank Stubbs Promotes" in 1993. With Leigh, Timothy's appeared in a number of award-winning features, particularly Life Is Sweet (1990) and Secrets & Lies (1996), for which he earned a BAFTA Award nomination, and the Gilbert & Sullivan biopic Topsy-Turvy (1999). He also worked for noted directors Ken Russell in Gothic (1986), Clint Eastwood in White Hunter Black Heart (1990), Bernardo Bertolucci in The Sheltering Sky (1990), and Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet (1996) as Rosenkrantz. A chronic illness curtailed his momentum in the mid-90s, coming back resourcefully on stage and TV. On a roll recently with more of his odd characterizations he lent his voice to the popular animated feature Chicken Run (2000) and appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) as Peter Pettigrew, and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Mr. Poe.
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  • Tom Wilkinson

    Tom WilkinsonActor

  • Mick Jackson

    Mick JacksonDirector

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    Russ KrasnoffProducer

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    Gary FosterProducer

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