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7 April 1985 (UK) See more »
The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jaclyn Smith ... Florence Nightingale

Claire Bloom ... Fanny Nightingale

Timothy Dalton ... Richard Milnes

Timothy West ... Russell
Peter McEnery ... Sidney Herbert

Stephan Chase ... Dr. Sutherland
Ann Thornton ... Parthe Nightingale

Jeremy Brett ... William Nightingale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geraldine Alexander ... Marianne Nicholson
Peter Burton ... 1st Member
Fanny Carby ... Thin Lady
Richenda Carey ... Committee Lady
Jeremy Child ... Dr. Hall (as Jeremy Childs)
Madeleine Christie ... Mrs. Glover
Stephen Churchett ... Dr. Clark

Brian Cox ... Dr. McGrigor
Aimée Delamain ... Older Committee Lady (as Aimee Delamaine)
Patrick Drury ... Henry Nicholson

Lesley Dunlop ... Joanne
June Ellis ... Mrs. Burbage

Michael Elwyn ... Dr. Menzies

Andrea Evans ... Mrs. Brent (as Andree Evans)

Julian Fellowes ... Charles
Erin Geraghty ... Iris
Carol Gillies ... Nurse Davis
Lorna Heilbron ... Selina
Mark Jefferis ... Young Soldier
Wolf Kahler ... Gunther
Taryn Kay ... Dancer
Richard Leech
Denis Lill ... Dr. Howe

Derek Lyons ... Dying Soldier with Florence

Patrick Murray ... Young Soldier
Martin Phillips ... Wounded Soldier
Ellen Pollock
John Quarmby ... 4th Member
Jacqueline Reddin ... Mary Kennedy
Tim Seeley ... Officer
Adam Tomlinson ... Generals Aid
Emma Vansittart ... Elizabeth Herbert (as Emma Watson)
Kenneth Waller ... Hall Porter
Paul Williamson ... Army Doctor
Marjorie Yates ... Trude

Lucien Morgan ... Cavalry Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Daryl Duke 
Writing credits
Ivan Moffat (teleplay) and
Rose Leiman Goldemberg (teleplay)

Ivan Moffat (story)

Produced by
Gerald W. Abrams .... executive producer
Ron Carr .... producer
Anthony B. Richmond .... producer (as Tony Richmond)
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
Production Design by
Harry Pottle 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Bamber .... third assistant director
Peter Price .... first assistant director
Gerard Wall .... third assistant director
Art Department
Mark Hedges .... props storeman
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Ellis .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nigel Ellis .... second assistant camera: second unit
Editorial Department
Simon Harris .... assistant editor
Music Department
Fiachra Trench .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Brazil:140 min | USA:140 min
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Ellen Pollock had her role deleted from the final print.See more »
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One of the All Time Great TV Movies!, 15 May 2009
Author: Gunn from Minnesota

This is one of those films that you remember, as it makes a great impression on any viewer. The story of one of the greatest women in History, who left her mark on the world, this film stays with you. Jaclyn Smith shows that she's more than one of Charlie's Angels, she is one very talented actress. She makes the story of Florence Nightingale really work. This is a story of sacrifice, humanity, tenacious drive and humility. A great supporting cast: Claire Bloom as Fanny Nightingale and Jeremy Brett as William Nightingale, Timothy Dalton as Robert Milne, the love of her life, Brian Cox and Stephen Chase as doctors who become Florence's allies in battling the stubborn British military. We've all heard the name of Florence Nightingale, but few know just what a great woman she truly was. I love biopics simply because they make me hunger to know more about their subjects. This is a perfect example. I must give kudos to director Daryl Duke and writers Rose Goldemberg and Ivan Moffat for a brilliantly made TVM.

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