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Victoria Wood (written by)
Nella Last (diaries)
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Release Date:
10 December 2006 (UK) See more »
In the late 1930s Nella Last,a housewife aged 49,living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English... See more » | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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"We knew we weren't forgotten." See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Victoria Wood ... Nella Last

David Threlfall ... Daddy - Will Last

Christopher Harper ... Cliff Last

Ben Crompton ... Arthur Last

Lorraine Ashbourne ... Dot
Sally Bankes ... Mrs. Whittaker

Stephanie Cole ... Mrs. Waite
Marcia Warren ... Mrs. Lord

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Mrs. Lynch
Wendy Nottingham ... Miss Finch
Jane Lowe ... Mrs. Higham

Dorothy Atkinson ... Mrs. MacGregor
Sian Brooke ... Evelyn Edwards (as Siân Brooke)
Laura Power ... Madeleine Whittaker

Jason Watkins ... Dr. Roger Brierley

Daisy Haggard ... Jill

Clare Wille ... Pru

Alan Cox ... Dennis
Hugh Sachs ... Godfrey
Georgie Glen ... Mrs. Hockey

Samuel Roukin ... Michael Hockey
Duncan Barton ... Robbie Kilgour
Olwen May ... Mrs. Brierley
Catherine Skinner ... Edith
Sue Wallace ... Woman at WVS
Norman Mills ... Mr. Whittaker
Joseph Kennedy ... James Wenchurch

Iain McKee ... Tom
Richard Glaves ... Alan
Jemma Drake ... Girl in Shop
Danny Tennant ... Battery Boy

Directed by
Gavin Millar 
Writing credits
Victoria Wood (written by)

Nella Last (diaries)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Matthew Hamilton .... associate producer
Ian Luxford .... post production producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Piers Wenger .... producer
Victoria Wood .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
Cinders Forshaw (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matthew Newman 
Casting by
Rachel Freck 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
Art Direction by
Jo Riddell 
Set Decoration by
Shelly Pond 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
Makeup Department
Carol Cooper .... makeup designer
Sian Turner .... hair supervisor
Sian Turner .... makeup supervisor
Caroline Greenough .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gail Kennett .... executive in charge of production
Kerry Robinson .... unit manager
Farley Thomson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Will Cummins .... third assistant director
Mark Fenn .... first assistant director
Louise Townsend .... second assistant director
Art Department
Maudie Andrews .... art department assistant
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Rachael Fitzgerald .... stand-by art director
Ged Henshaw .... stand-by props
Vincent Henshaw .... stand-by props
Barry Tracey .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Phil Cape .... sound assistant
Arran Mahoney .... foley editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Darren McQuade .... dubbing editor
Patrick Oldacre .... sound maintenance
John Pearson .... sound recordist
Filipa Principe .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Tanvir Hanif .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... best boy
Alice Canty .... clapper loader
Tom Gates .... lighting gaffer
Richard Griffiths .... grip (as Rick Griffiths)
Nathan Mann .... focus puller
Mike Miller .... camera operator
Paul Hanning .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Anderson .... casting assistant
Mohsan Qureshi .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Judge .... costume supervisor
Sam Scragg .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Laura Evans .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Ulrike Münch .... assistant editor (as Ulrike Munch)
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music score engineering
Transportation Department
Ed Lee .... facilities driver
Other crew
Gary Barnes .... location manager
Jane Burrows .... script supervisor
Jemma Carlton .... researcher
Carly Ferguson .... floor runner
Peter Gray .... picture publicist
Claire Harrison .... assistant accountant
Elaine Harrison .... production accountant
Faiza Hosenie .... production coordinator
Sarah Urban .... production runner
Lisa Vanoli .... press officer
Tracey Waller .... title designer

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Additional Details

95 min

Did You Know?

Factual errors: The second time Nella Last gets off the bus at the Town Hall, the Forum 28 Theatre is visible on the top window of the bus. That is where Forum is situated, but it was not built until between the 60's and 70's.See more »
Nella Last:[voiceover] ... There is, of course, my sister-in-law's rather peculiar whirlwind engagement.
Dot:Still can't believe it. Went to the Isle of Man - got myself a man!
Mrs Whittaker:Good job you didn't go to the Isle of Dogs!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Eric & Ernie (2011) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"We knew we weren't forgotten.", 31 October 2010
Author: Steve Skafte from Nova Scotia, Canada

"Housewife, 49" is a remarkable film in how it captures a picture of life that commonly goes unseen. Victoria Wood, the star of the film, is quite good. She offers a performance that's very easy to get into, full of emotional complexity and human depth. I was quite impressed by David Threlfall, who plays Wood's husband here. He convincingly captures a certain generation and personality of man that you don't often see on film. Not abusive or offensive, but emotionally distance and overly self-controlled. Stephanie Cole is good, but she isn't given much to work with here. The script tends to wander a bit too much at times. The entire subplot revolving around people reading the letters seems tacked-on and ultimately unnecessary.

I'm glad I saw this. It offers up a close human insight. The TV movie format holds things down a bit, but the best is made of it. "Housewife, 49" is a good film.

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