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Release Date:
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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One of the All Time Great TV Movies! See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jaclyn Smith ... Florence Nightingale

Claire Bloom ... Fanny Nightingale

Timothy Dalton ... Richard Milnes

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

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

Jeremy Brett ... William Nightingale
Jeremy Child ... Dr. Hall (as Jeremy Childs)

Brian Cox ... Dr. McGregor
Patrick Drury ... Henry Nicholson

Lesley Dunlop ... Joanne

Michael Elwyn ... Dr. Menzies

Julian Fellowes ... Charles Bracebrige
Lorna Heilbron ... Selina
Wolf Kahler ... Gunther
Richard Leech ... Lord Ragland
Ellen Pollock ... Lady Monteagle
Marjorie Yates ... Trude
Geraldine Alexander ... Marianne Nicholson
Denis Lill ... Dr. Howe
Emma Vansittart ... Elizabeth Herbert (as Emma Watson)
Madeleine Christie ... Mrs. Glover
Erin Geraghty ... Iris

Andrea Evans ... Mrs. Brent (as Andree Evans)
Jacqueline Reddin ... Mary Kennedy
Carol Gillies ... Nurse Davis

Richenda Carey ... Committee Lady
Fanny Carby ... Thin Lady
Aimée Delamain ... Older Committee Lady (as Aimee Delamaine)
June Ellis ... Mrs. Burbage
Peter Burton ... 1st Member
John Quarmby ... 4th Member
Stephen Churchett ... Dr. Clark
Paul Williamson ... Army Doctor

Patrick Murray ... Young Soldier
Mark Jefferis ... Young Soldier
Kenneth Waller ... Hall Porter

Martin Phillips ... Wounded Soldier
Tim Seeley ... Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taryn Kay ... Dancer (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Dying Soldier with Florence (uncredited)

Lucien Morgan ... Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Adam Tomlinson ... General's Aide (uncredited)
Frank Wylie ... Dr.Hector Gavin (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
Jennifer Faulstich .... associate producer
Anthony B. Richmond .... producer (as Tony Richmond)
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Production Design by
Harry Pottle 
Art Direction by
Mark Nerini 
Set Decoration by
Terry Parr 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
Makeup Department
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist
Jan Dorman .... hair stylist
Production Management
Nick Anderson .... production executive
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
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Butler .... key grip
Brian Ellis .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nigel Ellis .... second assistant camera: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philippe Pickford .... wardrobe supervisor (as Phil Pickford)
Editorial Department
Simon Harris .... assistant editor
Music Department
Fiachra Trench .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Bobby Blues .... production accountant
Robert Easton .... dialect coach
Marion Gray .... production coordinator
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity

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140 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
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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