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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

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Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

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Recently widowed well-to-do Laura Henderson is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it, despite the fact the two don't seem to get on at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres copy it and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily Mrs Henderson is friends with him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The show must go on, but the clothes must come off. See more »

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Rated R for nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Mrs. Henderson Presents  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£752,394 (UK) (25 November 2005)

Gross:

$11,034,436 (USA) (26 May 2006)
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Many scenes, such as the portraits, and the Wild West Show, are recreations from authentic photographs of the Windmill Theatre in its hey day. See more »

Goofs

Vivian van Damm is portrayed as being in his mid-60s during the bombings. In reality he was only in his late 40s. See more »

Quotes

Vivian Van Damm: Mustn't keep the Millerettes waiting.
Laura Henderson: Oh, that name is intolerable. It suggests midgets working in a factory.
Vivian Van Damm: Millettes sounds like a medical condition.
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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The Grecian Frieze
P. Boyle / R.Bristow / C. Rose
Music by George Fenton & Simon Chamberlain
Published by Pathé Fund Ltd/Shogun Music Ltd/Copyright Control
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A wonderful movie
14 December 2005 | by (Sedona, AZ) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night at a screening in Sedona,AZ. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the show. The casting was perfect. The sets were marvelous. The acting was superb. The chemistry between Judith Dench and Bob Hoskins was palpable and just fun to watch. Kelly Reilly, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Thelma Barlow and the remainder of the cast brought to life a very poignant story of a slice of life in WWII London and the spirit of the people of the West End theater district. All of the storytelling, dancing, singing and script was masterfully choreographed and crafted by the collaboration of Director Stephen Frears and Writer Martin Sherman to produce an extremely entertaining movie well worth a few hours of your time and worthy of all the acclaim I'm sure it will receive. A must see movie.


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