"The Dig" is a 2021 British drama film directed by Simon Stone.
The starring cast includes Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Flynn, Lily James, Archie Barnes, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan, Stephen Worrall, Danny Webb and others.

Here are "The Dig" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Dig movie?

Netflix on Thursday, December 03, 2020 released the trailer for "The Dig" you can watch here:
THE DIG starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Dig movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Dig" movie plot summary.

In 1939, Suffolk landowner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hires local self-taught archaeologist-excavator Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) to tackle the large burial mounds at her rural estate in Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge. At first, she offers the same money he received from the Ipswich Museum, which was about the minimum agricultural wage but he says it is inadequate; so she ups her offer by 12% to ยฃ2 a week (approximately ยฃ120 in 2020), which he accepts. His former employers try unsuccessfully to persuade Brown to work on a Roman villa they deem more important. They ignore Brown, who left school aged only 12, when he suggests the mounds could be Anglo-Saxon rather than the more common Viking era.
Working with a few assistants from the estate, Brown slowly excavates the more promising of the mounds. One day the trench collapses on him, but he is dug out in time and revived. Meanwhile, he spends more time with Edith, a widow, and her young son, Robert (Archie Barnes), and ignores daily letters from his wife, May. Edith struggles with health issues and is warned by her doctor to avoid stress.
Brown is astonished to uncover iron rivets from a ship, which could only make it the burial site of someone of tremendous distinction, such as a king. Prominent local archaeologist James Reid Moir (Paul Ready) attempts to join the dig but is rebuffed; Edith instead hires her cousin Rory Lomax (Johnny Flynn) to join the project. News of the discovery soon spreads, and Cambridge archaeologist Charles Phillips (Ken Stott) arrives, declares the site to be of national importance, and takes over the dig by order of the Office of Works.


Who plays who in the The Dig movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Dig" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Carey Mulligan  as Edith Pretty
Ralph Fiennes  as Basil Brown
Johnny Flynn  as Rory Lomax
Lily James  as Peggy Piggott
Archie Barnes  as Robert Pretty
Ben Chaplin  as Stuart Piggott
Ken Stott  as Charles Phillips
Monica Dolan  as May Brown
Stephen Worrall  as Ferryman
Danny Webb  as John Grateley
Robert Wilfort  as Billy Lyons
James Dryden  as George Spooner
Joe Hurst  as John Jacobs
Paul Ready  as James Reid Moir
Peter McDonald  as Guy Maynard
Christopher Godwin  as Dr. Parry
Ellie Piercy  as Mrs. Lyons
Bronwyn James  as Ellen McKenzie
Desmond Kaliszewski  as Barge Skipper
Jonah Rzeskiewicz  as London Man
Jack Bennett  as Air Raid Warden
John Macmillan  as Dr. Rothman
Arsher Ali  as William Grimes
Eamon Farren  as John Brailsford
Amelia Stephenson  as Amelia

Release date

When is The Dig movie release date?

"The Dig" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 15, 2021 and on January 29, 2021 (United States) distributing by Netflix.


What are The Dig filming details?

The duration of the film is 112 minutes.

"The Dig" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began at Shackleford in Surrey in October 2019 - Norney Grange there being used to stand in as Pretty's house at Sutton Hoo - with location filming taking place in Suffolk near to the original discovery site.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Dig movie?

"The Dig" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 87/100.

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