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Nigel Cole

Calendar Girls

Edition 2003
108' - 2003 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Nigel Cole Composer: Patrick Doyle With: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, Annette Crosbie
Chris and Annie are the best of friends. Living in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, their peaceful lives are shattered when Annie's husband dies of leukaemia. An active member of the local Women's Institute, Chris enlists the support of her fellow members in a fund-raising initiative for the local hospital. Her seemingly traditional idea is to produce a calendar, with the women photographed in a classic WI task, such as jam making, flower pressing and knitting. Sounds traditional enough, but her idea has a radical twist - the women will be in the nude. Before they know it, they are hitting the headlines at home and abroad. Whisked of to Hollywood on a whirlwind publicity tour, they take their turn on the talk shows and in magazine photo-shoots. But will fame turn their heads? Wil the group stay together? Will Chris and Annie's friendship survive? Based on the true story of the Rylstone Women's Institute!

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Nigel Cole


Patrick Doyle


Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, Annette Crosbie


Juliette Towhidi, Tim Firth

Director of Photography

Ashley Rowe


Michael Parker


Nick Barton, Suzanne Mackie

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

waargebeurde verhaal van de vrouwen van Rylstone



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