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Calendar Girls -- A refined women's club raises money by selling a risqué calendar.
Calendar Girls -- US Home Video Trailer from Touchstone
Calendar Girls -- A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.


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Release Date:
1 January 2004 (USA) See more »
They dropped everything for a good cause. See more »
A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Helen Mirren ... Chris

Julie Walters ... Annie

John Alderton ... John

Linda Bassett ... Cora

Annette Crosbie ... Jessie

Philip Glenister ... Lawrence

Ciarán Hinds ... Rod (as Ciaran Hinds)

Celia Imrie ... Celia

Geraldine James ... Marie

Penelope Wilton ... Ruth

George Costigan ... Eddie

Graham Crowden ... Richard

John Fortune ... Frank
Georgie Glen ... Kathy
Angela Curran ... May
Rosalind March ... Trudy

John-Paul Macleod ... Jem

Marc Pickering ... Gaz

John Sharian ... Danny
Belinda Everett ... Maya

Harriet Thorpe ... Brenda Mooney
Gillian Wright ... Eddie's Woman

Ian Embleton ... Andy
Janet Howd ... Julia

Lesley Staples ... Jenny
Richard Braine ... Policeman
Maggie McCarthy ... W.I. Administrator 1
Diana Marchment ... W.I. Administrator 2
Celia Henebury ... Check-In Stewardess
Ted Robbins ... Bike Man
Arthur Kelly ... Bookshop Owner
Alison Pargeter ... Chemist's Assistant
Tim Barker ... Holiday Speaker
Angus Barnett ... Orchid Photographer
Frank Barrie ... Lecherous Photographer
John Sparkes ... Welsh Photographer
Merryn Owen ... Student Photographer

Richard Ashton ... Policeman 2
Shameer Seepersand ... Policeman 3 (as Shameer Madarbakus)
Elizabeth Bennett ... W.I. Judge

Simon Ludders ... Waiter
Darren Southworth ... Sofa Salesman
Sharon Thomas Cain ... TV Reporter (as Sharon Thomas)
Christa Ackroyd ... News Presenter
Geoffrey Wilkinson ... Seed Company Manager
Bob Flag ... Alan Rathbone
Mark Hayford ... Charity Chicken Worker
Geoffrey Banks ... Lycra Cyclist 1
Wilfred Harrison ... Lycra Cyclist 2
Adil Hussain ... Jem's Friend 1
Waqas Altaf ... Jem's Friend 2
Paul McLeary ... Husband 1
Peter Lorenzelli ... Husband 2

Jay Leno ... Himself

Matt Malloy ... Hotel Manager

Patton Oswalt ... Larry

Craig Kirkwood ... Bellboy
Frank Bello ... Anthrax
John Bush ... Anthrax

Scott Ian ... Anthrax (as Scott Ian Rosenfeld)
Ashley Niles ... Hotel Registration
Angela Baker ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Beryl Bamforth ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Christine Clancy ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Ros Fawcett ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Lynda Logan ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Tricia Stewart ... Highgyll W.I. Lady
Roy Harrison ... Himself (as Roy the Postman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Logan ... Paparazzo (uncredited)

Lisa Renée ... Personal Assistant (uncredited)
Lee Tuson ... Journalist (uncredited)

Directed by
Nigel Cole 
Writing credits
Juliette Towhidi (written by) and
Tim Firth (written by)

Produced by
Nick Barton .... producer
Steve Clark-Hall .... co-producer
Suzanne Mackie .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Ashley Rowe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Parker 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Martin Childs 
Art Direction by
Mark Raggett 
Costume Design by
Frances Tempest 
Makeup Department
Christina Baker .... hair designer
Christina Baker .... makeup designer
Kay Bilk .... hair stylist (makeup artist)
Deborah Jarvis .... makeup artist
Karen Sherriff-Brown .... hair stylist (makeup artist)
Production Management
Jo Farr .... production manager
Miranda Jones .... post-production supervisor
Chrisann Verges .... unit production manager: Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Barker .... assistant director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Lee Grumett .... third assistant director
Toby Hosking .... co-second assistant director
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director
Deborah Saban .... first assistant director
Art Department
Grant Armstrong .... stand-by art director
Anna Bregman .... art department assistant
Laura Dishington .... assistant art director
Susan Emshwiller .... set decorator: U.S.
James Fennessy .... standby painter
Paul Inglis .... draughtsman
Jonas Kirk .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Tim Lanning .... head greensman
Shay Leonard .... stand-by props
Gwen Murray .... art department trainee
John O'Shaughnessy .... production buyer
Carisa Rosenthal .... set dresser
John Warnke .... set designer
Greg Winter .... assistant scenic artist
Sound Department
Tom Barrow .... sound assistant
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist
Twydor Davis .... dialogue editor
Graham Day .... sound trainee
Nathan Duncan .... sound assistant trainee
Tim Fraser .... sound recordist
Stuart Mackay .... assistant sound editor
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
William Towers .... boom operator
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound recordist: U.S. unit (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Mark Haddenham .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Henry Badgett .... digital compositor: MPC
Stefan Drury .... visual effects producer
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Charley Henley .... digital compositor
Chas Jarrett .... 3D animator
Richard Stammers .... visual effects supervisor
Maria Stroka .... film recording manager
Ben Thompson .... 3D animator: MPC
Howard Berry .... visual effects runner: MPC (uncredited)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Sabine Kertscher .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam operator: USA
Ben Boultbee .... assistant camera
Jaap Buitendijk .... still photographer
Ian Clark .... focus puller
Andy Cole .... electrician
Ben Cole .... camera operator
Kelly Cummins .... assistant camera
Oliver Curtis .... director of photography: additional photography
Tony Devlin .... gaffer
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Tim Durr .... electrician: Los Angeles
Henry Landgrebe .... daily clapper loader
Steve Lawes .... focus puller: "b" camera
Stefan Lissner .... generator operator
Iain Lowe .... h.o.d. electrical rigger
David McAnulty .... grip
Adrian McCarthy .... grip
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Pat Miller .... rigging gaffer
Gary Nagle .... electrician
Martin Scanlan .... daily clapper loader
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera
Garie Wetherill .... video playback operator
Phil Whittaker .... second grip
Casting Department
Robin Hudson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alix Friedberg .... assistant costume designer
Kelly Mijailovic .... costume supervisor (as Kelly Bowman)
Shirley Nevin .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Marsha Bramwell .... trainee assistant editor
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Guy Ducker .... assistant editor
Celia Haining .... assistant editor
Lea Morement .... assistant editor
Paisley Pappé-Iredell .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Matthew Streatfield .... trainee assistant editor
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Maggie Rodford .... score producer
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Nick Wollage .... score recordist
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Adrian Cannon .... driver: Mr. Cole
Ian 'Fingers' Lisi .... facilities driver (as Ian Lisi)
Mike Miliotti .... driver: production van
Enyo Mortty .... driver: Cilia Imrie
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Erica Bensly .... location unit manager: Yorkshire
Joop Brouwer .... tai chi advisor
Mandy Calder .... finance director
Orlagh Collins .... production coordinator
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Dawn Darfus .... production accountant: Los Angeles
Kristin Dehnert .... location manager
Jo Farrugia .... assistant to director
Polly Fletcher .... assistant accountant
Polly Hope .... assistant production coordinator
Christopher Hutchins .... production assistant
Patrick Isherwood .... production accountant
Andrew Jack .... dialect coach
Debbie Lowndes .... assistant to producer
Paul McGavin .... set runner
Mark Preston .... tai chi advisor
Michael Prior .... unit nurse
Jason Reed .... production executive
Adam Richards .... location manager
Abbe Robinson .... production assistant
Erin Sahlstrom .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Billy Samoa Saleebey .... production assistant
Isaac Sananes .... assistant accountant
Patric Scott .... unit publicist
Allen Wong .... first assistant accountant
Tim Ballou .... script clearance manager (uncredited)
Sarah Shepherd .... location assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for nudity, some language and drug-related material
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-3 | Germany:0 (bw) | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:12A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2003) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #39650)

Did You Know?

During the making of the film, Helen Mirren's brother was dying of cancer. She was given the news he had died on the day they came to film the funeral scenes. Her tears and grief are real.See more »
Continuity: When Chris gets her pictures back from being developed, the shot of her topless behind the fruit bowl does not match her position when the picture was taken.See more »
Student Photographer:The blood represents the spread of globalisation and the sheep's skull represents the death of democracy.
Chris:And the carrot?
Student Photographer:The carrot is capitalism.
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How does it end?
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42 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
a joyous comedy, 12 July 2004
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

One of the most delightful films of recent years, `Calendar Girls,' a distaff version of `The Full Monty,' is the true story of a group of middle-aged English women who became international celebrities when they designed and posed for a nude fundraising calendar that sold millions of copies worldwide. Julie Walters and Helen Mirren head a wonderful cast, with Walters as a woman whose husband dies of leukemia and Mirren as her best friend who comes up with the idea of the calendar as a way of both honoring his memory and raising money for the local hospital.

The risk for any `feel good' comedy is that it will become cloying, coy or cutesy. Luckily, `Calendar Girls' boasts an enormously witty screenplay and first-rate performances by its highly gifted cast. Each of the `girls' is given her own unique personality so that we see them not just as a group, united in this inspiring endeavor, but as individuals working through their own personal demons on the rode to the project's completion. The women face the expected roadblocks and snafus in the form of `shocked,' disapproving voices in the community, but their belief in the rightness of their cause brushes all such problems aside.

This charming film provides more genuine, out-and-out laughs than almost any comedy of recent times. `Calendar Girls' is heartwarming, touching and inspiring – and what more could one ask from a `feel-good' film than that?

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