What's the Difference between The Children of Men the Book and Children of Men the Movie?

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The Children of Men

Released: 1992
Author: P.D. James

Children of Men

Released: 2006
Director: Alphonso Cuaron
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Theo Faron
Theo Faron
Portrayed by: Clive Owen
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Portrayed by: Julian Moore
Children of Men Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Theo is an Oxford Historian. Theo works for the government in the Ministry of Energy.
   Theo's ex-wife Julian is a combo of the novel characters - hoe's ex-wife and a former student.
   Theo has a cousin named Xan, who is the warden and dictator of England. Theo remembers visiting him as a child and the contrast of the rich and poor family. In the movie this character is replaced by Nigel - no relation to Theo - to get the travel Visa.
   The book explores politics and the ruling of Xan in depth. Nigel is only explored in the one scene, attempting to get the Visa.
   Theo was to blame for his son's death. Theo's son died of a disease.
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