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Lady Godiva (2008)

Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied ... See full summary »

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Phoebe Thomas ...
Jemima Honey / 21st Century Lady Godiva
Matthew Chambers ...
Michael Bartle
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Earl of Mercia, Leofric
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabelle Amyes ...
Mrs. Bartle
Paul Ansdell ...
Henry
Arantxa Banares-Aldea ...
Monster 3 (as Arantza Aldea)
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Mr. Bartle
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Esclairmonde
Ka Yan Cheung ...
Chowyee Min
Susan Dury ...
Headmistress
Liz Edmiston ...
Harassed Mum
Laurent Galinier ...
Raymonde
Sarah Garrett ...
May Day Child
Steven Geller ...
Tommy (Peeping Tom)
Geoff Gibbons ...
Policeman 1
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Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied against the people. Into modern day Oxford where Jemima, an attractive but quirky young school teacher, fierce and independent, sets out to resurrect her dead brother's memory through the Art Factory, the place she has created where kids can forget their troubles and enter the world of their imagination. Where anything is possible. Through a chance encounter, she meets the gorgeous Michael Bartle and is very much taken by his charms until she discovers he is the 'Godiva' man - a notorious play boy who has made his money in the lucrative world of horse breeding and is already involved with the glamorous and famous Veronica. To raise money to keep her precious Art Factory open, Michael convinces her to go on Veronica's TV show to talk about the project and to raise the much needed money to keep it open. ... Written by Lesley Wilde

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Prepare for the ride of your life...

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25 January 2008 (UK)  »

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£1,400,000 (estimated)
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Performed by James Morrison (uncredited)
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Sunny fun :-)))
25 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I also viewed this picture on the premiere evening in Oxford. A friend somehow managed to get her paws on a few tickets for the girls and I!!! How cool hey? I have to say, any criticism is unfair.

Each to their own of course - and all opinions are welcome.

But, we (5 young girls) found this film to be fun, sweet and humorous.

After researching the cast, I know more information about them and after also seeing the film - can make an informed decision on performances.

Chambers and Thomas lead well with great chemistry. Two excellent young actors. Much more to come from them I think.

Supporting cast is OK - and direction is confident and impressive, especially when you realise the directors very young career/age.

I would advise you seeing this film if you are a fan of Rom-Coms.

Some very good and funny moments throughout. A refreshing inclusion was the surprise cameo of "Prince William." HAHA.

Actually, it isn't the real prince, but his lookalike (Turpin). He is not a professional actor, but does add to the film through looking very like William and delivering a few semi-funny lines - has decent screen presence. Oxford is also refreshing as back drop. Makes a change from London!

In summary, a good achievement in my book - an enjoyable light hearted film. Check it out if its the genre you tend to like. 7/10. :-)


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