Restoration (1995)


An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.

Director: Michael Hoffman

Release Date: 1995-12-29
Status: Released
Run time: 117 min / 1:57
Budget: $19,000,000
Production Company : Miramax
Production Country: United States of America



Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Merivel
Meg Ryan
Sam Neill
King Charles II
David Thewlis
John Pearce
Hugh Grant
Elias Finn
Polly Walker
Celia Clemence
Ian McKellen
Will Gates
Ian McDiarmid
Mary MacLeod
Willie Ross
Man with Visible Heart
Benjamin Whitrow
Merivel's Father
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Mr. Bung
Andrew Havill
Tony Gardner
David Ryall
Lord Bathurst


Directing Michael Hoffman Director
Writing Rose Termain Writer
Writing Rupert Walters Writer
Production Sarah Blackburn Producer
Production Mark Bentley Producer
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Lighting Jim Smart Electrician
Art Les Benson Props
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer

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