The Dig

The Dig

As the shadow of World War II looms over England in 1939, In The Dig, wealthy landowner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) entrusts self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) with excavating mysterious burial mounds on her estate. What begins as a routine dig unearths a ship burial of unparalleled significance, rewriting our understanding of Anglo-Saxon history. But their groundbreaking discovery soon attracts unwanted attention, sparking a race against time to preserve the treasures before the war consumes everything.

The Dig

The Dig

Rated: PG-13

Duration: 1hr 52min

Release date: January 15, 2021

Genre: Drama, History

Director: Simon Stone

IMDb rating: 7.1

The Dig Box Office Collection

Budget: $12.5 million to $25 million

Opening Weekend USA: $1.1 million

Gross USA: $2 million

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6.4 million


British Academy Film Awards
Outstanding British Film
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hair
London Critics Circle Film Awards
British/Irish Actress of the Year


Carey MulliganEdith Pretty
Ralph FiennesBasil Brown
Lily JamesPeggy Piggott
Johnny FlynnRory Lomax
Ben ChaplinStuart Piggott
Ken StottCharles Phillips
Archie BarnesRobert Pretty
Monica DolanMay
Daniel DeerJohn Preston (Narrator)
Robert KirbyArchie Pretty

Writer and Director

Moira BuffiniWriter
Simon StoneDirector