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Release Date:
10 December 2006 (UK) See more »
In wartime, an ordinary woman finds new courage.
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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Victoria Drake See more (25 total) »


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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 Mac

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
Veronica Lewis .... makeup artist
Sian Miller .... hair supervisor (as Sian Turner)
Sian Miller .... makeup supervisor (as Sian Turner)
Caroline Greenough .... daily 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
Clare Fuller .... camera trainee
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)
Location Management
Gary Barnes .... location manager
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music score engineering
Transportation Department
Ed Lee .... facilities driver
Other crew
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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95 min

Did You Know?

Victoria Wood was awarded two BAFTA awards for the drama.See more »
Factual errors: In the film, it is said that two bombs were dropped on the shipyard in March 1940.

This is incorrect, there were no bombings of Barrow until later that year; the first bomb to fall on Barrow landed on 29th August 1940 in Walney Channel.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 "Dear Diary: Episode #1.3" (2010)See more »
The First NoëlSee more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Victoria Drake, 19 December 2006
Author: paul2001sw-1 ( from Saffron Walden, UK

Comidienne Victoria Wood makes a surprisingly good straight actress in this drama, which lovingly recreates the atmosphere of the 1940s. Based on the real diaries of a depressed woman unexpectedly liberated by the war, it is, however, possessed of a certain slowness and obviousness, although the individual scenes are immaculately constructed. Overall, it lacks the human depth of Mike Leigh's 'Vera Drake', another portrait of the same times, as well as that film's dramatic intent. But it's funny to see David Threlfall playing a very different, but equally useless, man of the house, following his turn as Frank Gallacher in 'Shameless'.

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