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Lady Godiva

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Marcello Capotosti


Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through medieval streets to protest against high taxes levied by husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia.
Into modern day Oxford where Jemima Honey, an attractive but quirky young school teacher, fierce and independent, sets out to resurrect her dead brother's memory through the 'Art Factory'; the place she has founded where youngsters can forget their troubles and enter the world of their imagination.
Through a chance encounter, she meets the gorgeous Michael Bartle and is very much taken by his charms until she discovers he is the 'Godiva' man, a notorious play boy. Through his persuasive talents and high level contacts, Michael persuades Jemima to make a stand for her soon to be closed down art factory. However Michael is forced to lie to Jemima and is found out at the point of proposal. In a big turn-around Jemima takes the reigns and plans a publicity stunt to attract a five-year sponsorship deal for the art factory-riding naked on a horse over Magdalen Bridge on may morning. this culminates in a reuniting of all, laying to rest of family ghosts and 'the' proper proposal.


Type of film
Running Time
108 mins
HiDef, 35mm
Vicky Jewson
Rupert Whitaker
Rupert Whitaker
George Akers
Vicky Jewson
Director of Photography
George Stephenson, Agnes Goddard
Production Designer
Clive Crotty
Wayne Reay
David Sinclair Whitaker, various artists
Principal Cast
Phoebe Thomas, Matthew Chambers, James Whilby, Simon Williams, Petra Markham, Isabelle Amyes


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Last updated 5th December 2007

Production Company

Lady Godiva Ltd
The Old Forge
Lower Radley
Oxford OX14 3AX

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