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Miss Potter (2006)

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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

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In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beatrix Potter - taiteilijaelämää  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,205 (USA) (29 December 2006)

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$2,975,649 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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For the scene when Miss Potter and Norman Warne say goodbye at the train station, the script says "exterior rain". Though Ewan McGregor suggested covering the clothes in glycerin to simulate the soaking wet look and to avoid having to actually be drenched, costume designer Anthony Powell insisted the actors be heavily sprayed down for the scene to look authentic. Ewan McGregor was made a very thin wet suit to wear under his costume so he could stay warm. See more »

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Norman actually proposed to Beatrix in a letter, and her parents never softened their opposition to the match. See more »

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Beatrix Potter: My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed not understand each other.
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Featured in The Making of Miss Potter (2006) See more »

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When You Taught Me How to Dance
Performed by Katie Melua
Written by Nigel Westlake, Mike Batt and Richard Maltby
Produced and Arranged by Mike Batt
Recording Engineer Steve Sale
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Wow!
7 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw Miss Potter on the premiere night and as a devote fan of Beatrix Potter I was extremely impressed! As a previous comment said that they would not watch it I feel sorry for them as Renee, though she isn't English did a spectacular job. Judy Dench would not match her and is after all too old and would have lacked the vitality Renee brought to the part. Ewan and her have so much chemistry especially in the scene were he proposes. Their performances were tender, genuine and extremely believable. It is the most perfect film I have ever seen. As for the supporting actors and actresses, they gave as good a performance as the leads! I especially loved seeing the Lake District which myself and my family visit a lot looking gorgeous as always. The added bit of animation was so beautiful, it was used very well as I was worried it might look out of place but it brought the story and animals to life. Loved it when Jemima shock her tail feather at Norman! Altogether the film was faultless.


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