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Wetherby (1985) Poster

(1985)

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Rumor has it that Writer and Director David Hare created the role of Jean Travers (Vanessa Redgrave) in order to examine Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a product of British history.
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The film's title refers to a town and parish in the City of Leeds borough of West Yorkshire, England. "Variety", in its review, reported that "The title refers to a small town in the northeastern county of Yorkshire."
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Despite the title, none of the movie was filmed in the village of "Wetherby" in Yorkshire.
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This film and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) were the first screen roles of Joely Richardson. This film was Richardson's first significant part in a movie.
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First role in an exclusively English language movie for Tom Wilkinson.
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One of two theatrical movies released in 1985 that were written by David Hare. The other being Plenty (1985).
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The film won, in a tie with The Woman and The Stranger (1985), the prestigious Golden Bear Award for Best Motion Picture at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1985.
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Young Jean (Joely Richardson) is played by the real-life daughter of Vanessa Redgrave (Older Jean Travers).
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Second of two movie collaborations of Dame Judi Dench and David Hare. The first being Saigon -Year of the Cat- (1983).
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This movie was notable for its distinguished English cast of Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson, Sir Ian Holm, and Dame Judi Dench, with the latter two being long time associates of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Debut theatrical feature film directed by playwright David Hare.
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Vanessa Redgrave and Dame Judi Dench; and two Oscar nominees: Tom Wilkinson and Sir Ian Holm.
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Sir Ian Holm and Joely Richardson appeared in Loch Ness (1996).
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