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Mrs Henderson Presents -- 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.
Mrs Henderson Presents -- 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.
Mrs Henderson Presents -- 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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Martin Sherman (written by)
David Rose (idea)
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17 February 2006 (USA) See more »
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Nudity - Variety - High Society See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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The Best little movie you'll never hear of! See more (180 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judi Dench ... Mrs. Laura Henderson

Bob Hoskins ... Vivian Van Damm

Will Young ... Bertie

Christopher Guest ... Lord Cromer

Kelly Reilly ... Maureen
Thelma Barlow ... Lady Conway

Anna Brewster ... Doris

Rosalind Halstead ... Frances

Sarah Solemani ... Vera

Natalia Tena ... Peggy
Thomas Allen ... Eric Woodburn (as Sir Thomas Allen)

Richard Syms ... Ambrose
Ralph Nossek ... Leslie Pearkes
Camille O'Sullivan ... Jane
Doraly Rosen ... Maggie
Matthew Hart ... Frank Lawson
Tony De La Fou ... Victor Thornton
Dorian Ford ... Christian
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Harry

Toby Jones ... Gordon
Christopher Logan ... Ken

Michael Culkin ... Lord Cromer's Secretary

Samuel Barnett ... Paul
Dinah O'Brien ... Deering Sister
Maria Rohsean O'Brien ... Deering Sister
Rebecca O'Brien ... Deering Sister

Richard Dormer ... Comic

Shona McWilliams ... Gracie Kramer
Waris Hussein ... Maharajah

Anthony Carrick ... Male Mourner (as Antony Carrick)
Ann Queensberry ... Female Mourner

Anne Lambton ... Chairwoman

Sandy McDade ... Civil Servant
Andrzej Borkowski ... Count Banderdene

Joseph Long ... Harry
Billy Seymour ... Serviceman
Matt Blair ... G.I.

Patrick Kennedy ... Pilot
Patti Love ... Natalie Van Damm

Elise Audeyev ... Millerette
Vanessa Barmby ... Millerette
Sophie Brown ... Millerette
Vicki Davids ... Millerette
Charlene Ford ... Millerette
Frances Garvey ... Millerette
Victoria Hay ... Millerette
Rachel Lawrence ... Millerette (as Rachael Lawrence)
Kate Power ... Millerette
Melody Squire ... Millerette
Ciaran Connolly ... Chorus Boy
Joseph McMurray ... Chorus Boy
Polly ... Gilpin the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stuart Antony ... Robert (uncredited)
Anoushka Arden ... Maid (uncredited)
Karen Aspinall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe ... Strongman (uncredited)

Ian Hanmore ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Mansbridge ... Musician (uncredited)
Shane Nolan ... British Soldier (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ... Friend (uncredited)

John Warman ... Civilian (uncredited)
Amber Worrall ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Rose  idea
Kathy Rose  idea
Martin Sherman  written by
Sheila van Damm  book

Produced by
David Aukin .... executive producer
Laurie Borg .... line producer (as Laurence Borg)
Norma Heyman .... producer
Bob Hoskins .... executive producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer: Pathé
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer: Pathé
David Rose .... associate producer
Kathy Rose .... associate producer
Tracey Scoffield .... executive producer: BBC Films
Tracey Seaward .... line producer: additional shoot unit
David M. Thompson .... executive producer: BBC Films
Kevan Van Thompson .... line producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dunn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Ghirardani 
Tony Woollard 
 
Set Decoration by
Claudia Parker 
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes 
 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Cole .... crowd hair stylist
Rebecca Cole .... crowd makeup artist
Mandy Gold .... crowd hair stylist
Mandy Gold .... crowd makeup artist
Jon Henry Gordon .... hair stylist
Jon Henry Gordon .... makeup artist
Annabel Hill .... hair stylist
Annabel Hill .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... hair stylist
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist
Lynn Jackett .... daily makeup
Mai Layton .... crowd hair stylist
Mai Layton .... crowd makeup artist
Liz Michie .... crowd hair stylist
Liz Michie .... crowd makeup artist
Loulia Sheppard .... hair stylist
Loulia Sheppard .... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Annie Townsend .... crowd hair stylist
Annie Townsend .... crowd makeup artist
Julia Vernon .... crowd hair stylist
Julia Vernon .... crowd makeup artist
Christine Whitney .... crowd hair stylist
Christine Whitney .... crowd makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charlotte Ashby .... production manager: re-shoot only
Lorraine Fennell .... production manager
Fraser Fennell-Ball .... unit manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director: re-shoots
Caroline Chapman .... third assistant director
Cara Cheeseman .... third assistant director: crowd
Geoff Dibben .... second second assistant director
Richard Graysmark .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Ricky Graysmark)
Chris Hill .... third assistant director: dailies
Adam Jenkins .... crowd third assistant director
Mark Layton .... key second assistant director
Emily Perowne .... daily trainee assistant director
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director
Chantelle Stoffel .... third assistant director: re-shoot
Richard Styles .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Barry Abbot .... carpenter
David Abbott .... carpenter
Alex Aitken .... supervisor plasterer
Andy Aitken .... scenic plasterer
Ryan Andrews .... assistant art director: reshoots
Damian Butlin .... dressing props
Julia Castle .... construction coordinator
Alan Chesters .... construction coordinator
Mick Chubbock .... plasterer
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Chris Clarke .... props
Dean Coldham .... supervising plasterer
Keith Connolly .... painter
Will Coubrough .... art department runner
Emma Davis .... assistant art director
Martin Duffy .... stand-by carpenter
Lucy Eyre .... art department trainee: ft2
Joanna Foley .... stand-by art director
James Foster .... draughtsman
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
David Ned Kelly .... supervising carpenter
Verena Khan .... graphics artist
Warren Lever .... carpenter
Ryan McNeil .... trainee painter
Campbell Mitchell .... props
Wolfgang Osterholzer .... carpenter
Tom Pleydell-Pearce .... property master
Joanna Pratt .... art department assistant
Hauke Richter .... art director: additional photography
Hauke Richter .... draughtsman
Tony Roche .... pattern designer
Jenny Tobin .... set florist
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes .... production buyer
Jeff Woodbridge .... carpenter
Ian Zawadzki .... standby painter
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... foley supervisor
Mark Appleby .... foley sound mix technician
Anna Bertmark .... assistant sound editor
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Nathan Duncan .... sound assistant
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
James Hamilton .... foley editor
Vincent Hazard .... sound effects editor
Philip Jenkins .... studio assistant
Richard Kondal .... dialogue editor
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Peter Lindsay .... sound recordist
Keith Marriner .... supervising dialogue editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Adrian Rhodes .... re-recording mixer
Malcolm Rose .... sound maintenance
Johnathan Rush .... adr recordist
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Sven Taits .... re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mathew Horton .... special effects technician (as Matthew Horton)
Rick Jotle .... special effects: equipment
Christopher Longhurst .... special effects assistant (as Chris Longhurst)
Graham Longhurst .... special effects supervisor
Gareth Wingrove .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... vfx editor
Sergio Ayrosa .... digital compositor
Jason Baker .... technical director
Jenny Bichsel .... modeller
William Booker .... first assistant director: motion control unit
Kate Cuffin .... digital compositor: FrameStore-CFC
Paul Doogan .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Danny Geurtsen .... digital matte painter
Joe Godfrey .... film scanning and recording
Piers Hampton .... visual effects producer
Frederic Heymans .... camera technical director
Kevin Jenkins .... digital matte painter
Benjamin Loch .... technical director (as Ben Loch)
Craig Lyn .... CGI supervisor
Dan McRae .... digital effects artist: Framestore CFC
Paolo Mitton .... camera technical director
Paolo Mitton .... tracker
Kirsty Morgan .... visual effects coordinator
Thomas Mortimer .... tracker
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects supervisor
Davide Nicolosi .... tracker
Alex Payman .... digital visual effects supervisor
Stuart Penn .... senior modeller
Richard Poet .... Avid editor: Framestore CFC
Melvin Polayah .... modeler (as Melvyn Polayah)
Aled Prosser .... digital paint and rotoscope artist
Rob Richardson .... technical assistant
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC
Donna Smith .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Theo Theophanous .... digital paint and rotoscope artist
Maggie Walby .... digital I/O: Framestore CFC
Tara Walker .... digital paint and rotoscope artist
Stephen Willey .... systems engineer
Alan Woods .... technical director
Drew Jones .... visual effects executive producer: Framestore-CFC (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunt coordinator
Bradley Farmer .... stunt double: Will Young
Adam Kirley .... stunt double
Mark Mottram .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Harry Bowers .... second assistant camera
Sonny Burdis .... best boy
Michael Chambers .... additional electrician
Tim Dean .... libra head technician
Charlie England .... assistant camera
Steve Finberg .... electrician
Chris Gilbertson .... lighting console operator
Sam Goldie .... second assistant camera
Michael Hayes .... electrician
Dermot Hickey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Malcolm Huse .... key grip
Therese Hvattum .... daily camera trainee
Joe Knight .... electrician
Alison Lai .... clapper loader: dailies
Matt Lopez-Dias .... daily grip
Steve Macher .... rigger
Stephen Mathie .... lighting programmer
Mark Milsome .... first assistant camera
David Smith .... gaffer
Gary Smith .... grip: "b" camera
Gerry Vasbenter .... Steadicam operator
Gerry Vasbenter .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dave Wells .... trainee grip
Jack White .... stage rigging gaffer
Shawn White .... electrician
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Isabella Hyams .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sean Barrett .... milliner
Kathryn Blight .... costume daily
Jane Bogunovic .... costume maker
John Cowell .... head costume painter
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Sally Davis .... costume assistant
Lucy Donowho .... wardrobe runner
Caroline Fallon .... costume production assistant
Françoise Fourcade .... assistant costume designer
Annie Hadley .... costume cutter
Sarah Humphrey .... costume maker
Linda Lashley .... costumer
Sharon Long .... costume supervisor
Fiona McCann .... wardrobe assistant
Tracey Millar .... costume assistant
Leigh Nicol .... wardrobe assistant
Lisa Robinson .... costume maker
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
Kirsty Wilkinson .... dresser: Judi Dench
Mark Ferguson .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Ian Jones .... costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Fiona DeSouza .... second assistant editor
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Matthew Ripley .... post-production intern
Verity Wislocki .... post-production coordinator
Phil Ashton .... color grader (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jo Beckett .... location scout
Joanna Beckett .... location scout
Naoufel Ben Youssef .... unit location manager: Paris
Tony Clarkson .... location manager
Matthieu Ploteau .... location manager: France
Thomas Roland .... location assistant
Jason Wheeler .... location manager
 
Music Department
Tansy Aked .... composer: additional music: trailer music
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Simon Chamberlain .... musical director
Simon Chamberlain .... orchestrator
John A. Coleman .... orchestrator (as John Coleman)
Michael Connell .... music editor
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Isobel Griffiths .... musician contractor
Michael Higham .... scoring editor
Nicole Jacob .... music coordinator
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Mandy Oates .... clearances: music copyright
Colin Pink .... music playback
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Andy Richards .... additional music editor
Steve Richardson .... composer: additional music: trailer music
Bill Silcock .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader (as Gavin Wright)
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Finn .... transportation
Terry Rhys .... transportation captain
Tony Wadsworth .... driver
 
Other crew
Betty Aldous .... production assistant: Norma Heyman
Jeremy Angel .... trainee floor runner
Debbie Astell .... choreographer
Samantha Barber .... additional assistant director
Joanna Bates .... first assistant accountant
Joanna Beckett .... location scout
Samantha Black .... production coordinator
Lee Brazier .... production executive
Lesley Broderick .... production accountant
Hannah Brown .... production assistant
Jeremy Burnage .... co-production coordinator
Jeremy Burnage .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Laura Burrows .... assistant accountant
Gavin Charlton .... chef
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Joey Coughlin .... runner
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Stuart Hendry .... assistant stills photographer
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor
Chris Hopkins .... audio/video systems engineer
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
Sarah Hughes .... script clearance
Kelly Johnson-Beaven .... cashier (as Kelly Johnson)
Laura Julian .... assistant: Norman Heyman
Duncan Manning .... chef
Christophe Meslin .... head of systems
Tim Mosley .... production runner
Amelia Price .... production runner
Phil Symes .... unit publicist
Christine Whittaker .... researcher: archive footage
Gavin Woods .... chef
Jack Yiokoumi .... chef
Craig Topham .... additional floor runner (dailies) (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Reuben Barnes .... thanks
Cédric Eloy .... thanks
Bob Hoskins Sr. .... thanks
Sanford Lieberson .... thanks: end titles
Patrick Marber .... special thanks
Michael Sheen .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mrs. Henderson Presents" - USA (English title) (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for nudity and brief language
Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (US prints) | Dolby Digital
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-7 | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:MG6 | New Zealand:M | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 'mouse' story was true; indeed, Van Damm and the the Lord Chamberlain's office were constantly arguing over the amount of light displayed on the bodies of the girls.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Laura Henderson:Are you American?
Soldier:Yes ma'am.
Laura Henderson:Oh! Americans! Strange people, lovely manners.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Girl in the Little Green HatSee more »

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How does it end?
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153 out of 176 people found the following review useful.
The Best little movie you'll never hear of!, 5 December 2005
Author: carriecerta1 from Los Angeles, USA

Long time viewer of IMDb.com but first time poster. I just HAD to post after that negative listing I saw because I couldn't disagree more! I found the movie hilarious and touching. The history of the Windmill Theatre is extraordinary! I come from a theater background and currently work in production for television and film... and I just loved this movie. From the script, to the costuming, the acting, music and imagery... beautiful. My only complaint would be to the Weinsteins - where is the PR??? Dench and Hoskins are amazing! Oscar contenders for sure! I know it won't be released wide until January and I do hope it picks up speed because there's no good reason NOT to see this movie - there's humor, nudity, history, a little romance, a little violence... it has something for everyone!

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