The Diary of Anne Frank (1987– )

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Series cast summary:
Janet Amsbury ...
 Miep Gies (4 episodes, 1987)
Elizabeth Bell ...
 Edith Frank (4 episodes, 1987)
Emma Harbour ...
 Margot Frank (4 episodes, 1987)
Emrys James ...
 Otto Frank (4 episodes, 1987)
Kate Michell ...
 Elli (4 episodes, 1987)
Daniel Moynihan ...
 Mr. Koophius (4 episodes, 1987)
Katharine Schlesinger ...
 Anne Frank (4 episodes, 1987)
Nigel Anthony ...
 Mr. Kraler (3 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Benjamin ...
 Mr. Van Daan (3 episodes, 1987)
 Peter Van Daan (3 episodes, 1987)
 Warehouse clerk (3 episodes, 1987)
David Swift ...
 Mr. Dussel (3 episodes, 1987)
Susan Tracy ...
 Mrs. Van Daan (3 episodes, 1987)
Harry Fielder ...
 Vegetable man (2 episodes, 1987)
Eva Griffith ...
 Lies (2 episodes, 1987)
Nicholas Powell ...
 NSB man (2 episodes, 1987)
Grant Thatcher ...
 Peter Wessel (2 episodes, 1987)


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Release Date:

4 January 1987 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank  »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Scenes showing the outside of the house in which Anne Frank lived were filmed in the Welsh Back area of Bristol, as there was no suitable location in Amsterdam. See more »


Margot Frank: [about their mother] She was practically crying.
Anne Frank: Rubbish.
Margot Frank: You think she can't be hurt! Why? What do you think she's made of?
Anne Frank: Do you think she's never made me cry?
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A Wonderful Anne...
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who thinks that Hannah Taylor-Gordon's portrayal of Anne Frank was the ultimate, should see this movie. Katharine Schlesinger, to me, was perfect as Anne, both in looks, and acting. This Anne was so well written. You really get a chance to see all sides of her

This BBC mini-series is great. The writing, sets, and acting were first rate, and I think it's every bit as good as the Taylor-Gordon version (except this one doesn't go into what happened after the betrayal.) My only complaint was Otto Frank. I didn't think the role was cast well, and (in the script) he seemed to get flustered very easily, which doesn't sound like the real Otto at all. Also, there were a few inaccuracies with the Dr. Dussel character.

It's a really shame that this isn't available in the U.S. My DVD is from Holland. Fortunately for me I have a code-free DVD player.

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