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Director:
Writers:
Ivan Moffat (teleplay) and
Rose Leiman Goldemberg (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 April 1985 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
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Claire Bloom has starring billing in the main titles but her role is a extended cameo not a lead.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Too Perfect, 13 July 2014
Author: barbara-76 from United Kingdom

Like many older Englishwomen, I grew up with the story of Florence. And the one thing this movie does is strike me as distinctly unrealistic.

There is, of course, some truth in the story itself, although even that is prettified. However the production values are simply ridiculous. Everything is too neat, too clean, too pretty. To include white lace on Florence's costume - and, for that matter, mascara on her face and clean white sheets on her bed - is simply nonsensical. Even the very wealthy with countless servants in those days were lucky to have such luxury. Florence was a desperately hard working and very practical woman in the middle of a war zone with no luxuries whatsoever; her primary battle was to obtain beds for her patients, preferably ones away from cess pits, rather than keep her lace spotless.

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