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Calendar Girls

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Jaap Buitenijk

Synopsis

When Annie's husband dies of leukaemia, her best friend Chris comes up with a novel way to raise money for the hospital that cared for him. Why not produce a calendar featuring the two of them and fellow Women's Institute members in traditional WI poses - making jam, pressing flowers, knitting - but just to make it more interesting why not have them in the nude? News of the scheme spreads fast round their small village in the Yorkshire Dales and before long the women are hitting the headlines at home and abroad, an inspiration to millions of women around the world. But this sudden celebrity starts to take over their lives and, during a publicity trip to Hollywood, the friendship between Chris and Annie begins to crack.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
108 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Nigel Cole
Producer
Steve Clark Hall
Co-Producer
Steve Clark Hall
Editor
Michael Parker
Screenwriter
Tim Firth, based on screenplay by Juliette Towhidi
Director of Photography
Ashley Rowe
Sound
Ian Wilson
Principal Cast
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters

Genre

Production Company

Harbour Pictures
11 Langton Street
London SW10 0JL
UK

T+44 (0)20 7351 7070
F+44 (0)20 7352 3528

info@harbourpictures.com

Sales
Company

Buena Vista International
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London W6 9PE
UK

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