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Anand Tucker

Hilary and Jackie

121' - 1998 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Anand Tucker Composer: Barrington Pheloung With: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain
This is the moving story of Jacqueline du Pré - the most famous female cellist of the century -and her sister Hilary, torn apart by genius. In their childhood they were inseparable. They shared a life of music, in all its joy and intensity. At first Hilary was the exceptional musician and Jackie struggled to keep up with her. Then, ate the age of nine, Jackie won her section of a music competition with an overwhelming standing ovation. The tables were turned. Jackie became the centre of attention. Hilary was overshadowed by her closets ally and over the years her talents declined, as if silenced by her sister’s genius.

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Anand Tucker


Barrington Pheloung


Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Director of Photography

David Johnson


Martin Walsh


Nicolas Kent, Andy Paterson

More information



Countries of production

Russia, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Hilary and Jackie" (Hilary du Pré Piers du Pré)



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