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Mrs Henderson Presents

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Synopsis

Set in pre-World War II London, Mrs Henderson Presents tells the remarkable true-life story of one of England's most prominent and eccentric society figures, Laura Henderson, who founded the historic Windmill Theatre.
 
Driven by the desire to win back the dwindling music hall audiences who had been lured away by the advent of 'talking pictures', this charming lady and veritable force of nature was aided by equally formidable and tenacious theatre manager Vivian Van Damm, as she set about her task with the kind of vigour and determination which belied her advanced years.
 
This wonderfully argumentative pair were complete opposites, but their extraordinary partnership proved fruitful when Mrs Henderson's influence in society enabled her to take advantage of a legal loophole which permitted the theatre to show entirely nude models on stage - provided they didn't move a muscle. From here it was an easy step to the 'Nude Revue,' a musical extravaganza which became a roaring success and cemented the Windmill Theatre's reputation and place in history.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
103 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Stephen Frears
Producer
David and Kathy Rose
Co-Producer
Bob Hoskins, David Aukin, David Thompson, Tracey Scoffield, Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken
Editor
Lucia Zucchetti
Screenwriter
Martin Sherman
Director of Photography
Andrew Dunn
Sound
Peter Lindsay
Music
George Fenton
Principal Cast
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, Will Young

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Production Company

Mrs Henderson Productions Ltd.
37 Ovington Square
London SW3 1LJ
UK

T+44 (0)207 584 3355
F+44 (0)207 589 1863

mrshendersonpresents@hotmail.com

Sales
Company

Pathe Pictures International
Kent House, 14-17 Market Place
London W1W 8AR
UK

T +44 (0)207 462 4427
F+44 (0)207 436 7891

international.sales@pathe-uk.com
http://www.pathe.co.uk/