Change an actor's character credit

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I need to change the credit of two actors in a movie. They were reversed in the credits. How do I do that?
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Lucie Gray

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Peter, Champion

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Do you mean that the screen credits include the wrong character names?

I'm afraid IMDb will prefer to keep the names from the credits. There is a famous example of this which has been discussed before: Gone with the Wind got the characters Brent and Stuart Tarleton mixed up, and IMDb lists the "mistake" in the cast list and mentions it as a goof:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/...
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Lucie Gray

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The movie is "The Family Holiday" and the characters of two females (including the LEAD) are reversed. Not only that,on the profile pages of these two actresses, the PICTURES are reversed. I emailed them on how to fix it, but they sent back instructions which do not work for editing.
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Bulma PunkRocker

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Hello!
As Peter said, if they were credited on-screen with their characters reversed, IMDb will kept it that way and you may add a Trivia or Goof item indicating that the characters were credited reversed for those actresses (like in Peter's example)

You can edit the photo tags, see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/images-videos/images-guidelines/G27LPBQZA7EAZGJW?ref_=helpms_helpart_inline#names
You must delete the wrong tag and add the correct tag. In the explanation box you must indicate that the actress in the picture it is not the one credited.

Hope this helps.


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Lucie Gray

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Part of the issue is that in the beginning credits, the actress was credited as starring in the movie. How would that effect if?
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Bulma PunkRocker

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Hi Lucie.

If there is a complete cast list in the end credits, that's the credits IMDb wants. In that case, it doesn't matter the order in the beginning credits, as long as there is a complete cast list in the end credits.
In some cases, like TV Series, the main cast is credited in the opening, with the co-starts, and the end credits only include additional cast. In those cases the number order is affected, always starting with the cast credited in the opening.
But if there is a complete cast list in the end credits, you should base the contribution in that list, respecting that order and any mistake made in the original release.

This link may help https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/cast-acting-credits-guidelines/GH3JZC...