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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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Director:
Writers:
Juliette Towhidi (written by) and
Tim Firth (written by)
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Release Date:
1 January 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They dropped everything for a good cause. See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Has some laughs See more (137 total) »

Cast

  (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 Madarbakus ... Policeman 3
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
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
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
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for nudity, some language and drug-related material
Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-3 | Germany:o.Al. (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?

Trivia:
When staged as a touring theatrical event in the UK, the fluctuating ensemble throughout the run featured: Lynda Bellingham, Trudie Goodwin, Ruth Madoc, Bernie Nolan, Diana Moran, Lisa Riley, Gwen Taylor, Jan Harvey, June Watson, Debbie Chazen, Michelle Collins, Jennifer Ellison, Danielle Bux, Bruno Langley, Joe McGann. The stage show generated more box office revenue than the movie release.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The girls are using a video camera in front of the hotel when Chris arrives. The word "Canon" on the camera strap is reversed, indicating the film has been flipped from left to right. Moments later after Chris gets out of the taxi, the film has been flipped back to its proper orientation.See more »
Quotes:
[matter-of-factly, to Jessie, over breakfast]
Richard:You're nude in The Telegraph, dear. Can you pass the bacon?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Way You Do the Things You DoSee more »

FAQ

How does it end?
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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Has some laughs, 26 December 2003
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Based on a true story. There is a Women's Institute in Yorkshire England, a tiny little town. The Institute decides to raise money for new furniture for a local hospital. They decide the only way to raise money is do a nude calendar with members. The problem is all the members are 50+! The calendar is done and is a roaring success. The film focuses on some of the women and how the calendar affects their families and personal lives.

Whimsical is the best way to describe this. It's one of those British comedies that has few laughs, but is very lighthearted and has some serious drama in it. I can't say I loved the movie--the script, while well-written, is scattershot and the light, low-key tone was TOO low-key for me. And some story lines are brought up (one of the women has a cheating husband) and are never resolved. Still, there were some good laughs in it and there is some just beautiful views of (I'm assuming) Yorkshire. Especially incredible is a view of the entire town from on top of a huge rock overlooking the area.

Also we have some wonderful British actresses playing in the lead roles. The two best were Helen Mirren (who's just great--again) and Julie Walters (who looks absolutely stunning). Also this is one of the few films that celebrates the sexuality of women who are 50+. How many movies do you you see like that nowadays? Of course this is a British film--Hollywood would NEVER tell a story like this. Also the film does have some fairly explicit glimpses of female nudity--but they're not sexual in context and ARE needed for the integrity of the story.

I'm giving this a 7.

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