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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day -- Academy Award winner Frances McDormand and Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (Enchanted) star in this "delightful champagne cocktail of a comedy!" (Leah Rozen, People).
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Every Woman Will Have Her Day
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Amy Adams ... Delysia
David Alexander ... Chestnut Seller
Clare Clifford ... Margery

Christina Cole ... Charlotte Warren

Stephanie Cole ... Miss Holt

Beatie Edney ... Mrs. Brummegan

Shirley Henderson ... Edythe

Ciarán Hinds ... Joe
Sarah Kants ... Annabel Darlington
Sally Leonard ... Woman at Train Station

Frances McDormand ... Miss Pettigrew
Katy Murphy ... Miss Holt's Assistant

Lee Pace ... Michael

Tom Payne ... Phil

Tim Potter ... Nightclub Patron

Matt Ryan ... Gerry

Mark Strong ... Nick

Mo Zinal ... Lenny (as Mo Zainal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Fiddy ... Party-goer (uncredited)
Natasha Jenssen ... Secretary (uncredited)
Silvia Lombardo ... Nightclub Patron's Lover (uncredited)
Chris Mansfield ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Alana O'Neill ... Society Lady (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... Society Lady (uncredited)
Hester Ruoff ... Edythe's Friend (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ... Butler (uncredited)
Pauline Stone ... Society Lady (uncredited)
Richard Upton ... Head Silver Service Waiter (uncredited)
Ben Wood ... Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Bharat Nalluri 
Writing credits
David Magee (screenplay) and
Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)

Winifred Watson (novel)

Produced by
Nellie Bellflower .... producer
Jane Frazer .... co-producer
Stephen Garrett .... producer
Maggi Townley .... associate producer
Paul Webster .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Englishby 
Cinematography by
John de Borman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barney Pilling 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Production Design by
Sarah Greenwood 
Art Direction by
Nick Gottschalk 
Niall Moroney (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Katie Spencer 
Costume Design by
Michael O'Connor 
Makeup Department
Anita Burger .... extras hair stylist
Anita Burger .... extras makeup artist
Karen Cohen .... hair stylist
Fae Hammond .... hair designer
Fae Hammond .... makeup designer
Sharon Martin .... key hair stylist
Sharon Martin .... key makeup artist
Barbara Taylor .... crowd hairdresser
Sue Westwood .... hair stylist (as Su Westwood)
Sue Westwood .... makeup artist (as Su Westwood)
Ursula Adelhelm .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
Francesco Alberico .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sian Miller .... make up/hair dailies (uncredited)
Alex Rouse .... wigmaker (uncredited)
Production Management
John Crampton .... unit manager: locations
Simon Fraser .... production manager
Lucie Graves .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Channing-Williams .... additional third assistant director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Zoe Liang .... additional third assistant director (as Zoe Laing)
Charlie Reed .... third assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Ackrill .... dressing props
Joshua Barraud .... stand-by props (as Josh Barraud)
Mark Bewley .... head of department plasterer
Mark Billingham .... dressing props
Ken Burnett .... property storeman (as Kenny Burnett)
Netty Chapman .... stand-by art director
Raymond Churchouse .... supervising plasterer (as Ray Churchouse)
Stephen Conway .... dressing props
Guy Cope .... stand-by rigger
Gavin Dean .... art department runner
Emma Hanson .... sculptor
Alison Harvey .... production buyer
David Thomas Haynes .... head of department painter
John Haynes .... supervising painter
Lee Hosken .... stand-by carpenter
Tony Hoskins .... head of department carpenter
Simon Hutchings .... stand-by painter
Gary Martin .... dressing props
Daryn McLaughlan .... assistant art director
Elly Meyrick .... assistant props buyer
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter
Eddie O'Neill .... supervising stagehand
Sarah Pasquali .... graphic artist
Adrian Platt .... dressing props
Simon Riley .... dressing props
Nigel Ross .... stand-by stagehand
Russell Sargent .... supervising carpenter
Kristin Theyers .... stand-by props
Sophie Tyler .... assistant set decorator
Stuart Watson .... construction manager
John Whitby .... carpenter
Stephen Alan Wilson .... supervising carpenter (as Stephen Wilson)
Dennis Wiseman .... property master
Lee Wiseman .... dressing props
Dorrie Young .... art department assistant
Andrea Couch .... draughtsperson (uncredited)
Rohan Harris .... props (uncredited)
Tony Marks .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Barnes .... foley editor (as Harry Barns)
Oliver Brierley .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Oliver Brierly)
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Conway .... adr supervisor
Michael Fentum .... sound effects editor
Alex Fielding .... sound mix technician (as Alexander Fielding)
Steve Finn .... boom operator
Arthur Graley .... foley artist
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim McBride .... sound maintenance
Dan Morgan .... dialogue editor
Chris Munro .... production sound mixer
Julian Slater .... supervising sound editor
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: Dolby
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Special Effects by
James Davis III .... special effects technician (as James Davis)
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects technician
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Peter Kersey .... senior sfx technician
Graham Povey .... special effects technician
Jamie Weguelin .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Louie Alexander .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Simon Allmark .... visual effects editor: Double Negative
Jaume Arteman .... compositor: Double Negative
Ben Baker .... head of digital lab: Framestore CFC
Adrian Banton .... senior compositor: Double Negative
Clare Brody .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Paul Burke .... scanning and recording: Framestore
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore CFC
Francesca Canducci .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Ian Copeland .... rotoscope artist: Double Negative
Eric D'Souza .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Miles Drake .... studio manager: Double Negative
Julian Foddy .... 3D artist: Double Negative
Azzard Gordon .... digital matchmove artist: Double Negative
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative
Jeremy Hardin .... 3D artist: Double Negative
Adam Hawkes .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Karsten Hecker .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Joe Hoare .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
John Inch .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Alex Ireland .... compositor: Double Negative
Yan Jennings .... film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC
David Johnston .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Matthew Leach .... studio assistant
James Long .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... film mastering engineer: Framestrore CFC
Veronica Marcano .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (as Veronica Mercano)
Jan Maroske .... compositor: Double Negative
Gurel Mehmet .... digital matte painter: Double Negative
John Moffatt .... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Kate Phillips .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
David Preece .... film mastering engineer
Ian Redmond .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Jimmy Saul .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (as James Saul)
Dan Snape .... compositor: Double Negative
Nick Stanley .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Melissa Taylor .... visual effects executive producer: Double Negative
Odean Thompson .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC (as O'Dean Thompson)
Christian Toft .... 3D artist: Double Negative
Annabel Wright .... conform editor: Framestore CFC
Matthew Baker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Turea Blyth .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Nik Brownlee .... digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
Richard Edwards .... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Mai Gray .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Adam Hawkes .... title compositor (uncredited)
Lee Ifans .... visual effects editor: Double Negative (uncredited)
Taz Lodder .... technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
Lee Rankin .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Tim Halloran .... stunt performer
Curtis Rivers .... stunt performer
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Curtis Rivers .... stunt double: Mark Strong (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Brennan .... electrician (as David Brennan)
Kerry Brown .... still photographer
John de Borman .... camera operator
Roy Elston .... electrical rigger
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Stephen Finch .... gaffer (as Steve Finch)
Tommy Finch .... rigging gaffer
Max Glickman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Leigh Gold .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Merritt Gold .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rebecca Jeffrey .... camera continuity: "b" camera (as Rebecca Carrigan)
Dylan Jones .... video assist operator
Paul Kelly .... rigging electrician
Jamie Knight .... electrician
Dash Lilley .... camera trainee: "b" camera
Malcolm McLean .... additional photography
Billy Merrell .... best boy
Richard Merrell .... best boy
Ron Nicholls .... grip: "b" camera (as Ron Nichols)
James Perry .... camera trainee: "a" camera
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Fred Reynolds .... electrical rigger
Kenny Richards .... electrical rigger
Tony Skinner .... rigging electrician
Luke Stone .... trainee grip
Robin Stone .... grip: "a" camera
Tom Taylor .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thomas Taylor)
Colin Townsend .... generator operator
George White .... rigging electrician
Steve Wood .... electrician
Casting Department
Lesley Gogarty .... extras casting
Lissy Holm .... associate casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Anthony Brookman .... crowd costumier
Laura Day .... corsetier
Andrew Fletcher .... costume assistant
Magot Forster .... costume maker
Jan Green .... lingerie maker
Georgina Gunner .... costume supervisor
Andrew Hunt .... wardrobe master
Kunza .... corsetier
Susan MacKenzie .... seamstress
Maja Meschede .... costume assistant
Yvonne Otzen .... crowd costumier
Luan Placks .... assistant costumer
Faith Thomas .... costume assistant
Samantha Cousins .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Claire Jennings .... costume trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Erika Brüning .... film mastering producer: Framestore CFC (as Erika Bruning)
Tabitha Dean .... editorial: Framestore CFC
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Alec Gibson .... color timer
Jan Hogevold .... digital intermediate executive producer: Framestore CFC
Christopher Lloyd .... assembly editor
Esme Long .... digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC
Sandra McCallig .... assistant editor
Lee McComish .... negative cutter
Asa Shoul .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Maria Stroka .... senior digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC
Stephen Bearman .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... score recording and mixing assistant
James Bellamy .... music editor
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Paul Englishby .... conductor
Paul Englishby .... orchestrator
Paul Englishby .... score producer
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Nick Moss .... musician: solo clairinet
Alex Nutton .... score recording and mixing assistant
Nyree Pinder .... score coordinator: Hothouse Music
Colin Rae .... music copyist
Chris Traves .... additional music recordist
Bruce White .... viola
Nick Wollage .... music recordist
Nick Wollage .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Dave Ballard .... driver: construction stand-by
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
Mark Bellett .... driver: facilities
Allan Bradshaw .... unit driver
Debbie Bryant .... driver: facilities
Roy Clarke .... unit driver
Gary Cook .... driver: facilities
Ben Dillon .... action vehicles: MGM Cars
George Green .... driver: facilities
Dave Hopkin .... driver: facilities
Dave Jones .... driver: facilities
Paul Jones .... driver: facilities
Peter Mercer .... unit driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver (as Enyo Morty)
Thomas Oakman .... driver: construction
Eddie Rodmell .... driver: facilities (as Eddie Rodmel)
Colin Sheffield .... driver: facilities
Colin Simmons .... unit driver
Barry Stevenson .... unit driver (as Barry Stephenson)
Colin Townsend .... driver: facilities
Other crew
John Alfred .... finance executive
Pip Ayers .... electronic press kit director
Jules Baker-Smith .... assistant to director
Kellie Belle .... clearance services: Bellwood Media
Emma Brazier .... assistant accountant
Lloyd Buck .... animal handler (as Lloyd Bucks)
Deepti Burton .... legal services: Wiggin LLP
Anya Chmura .... assets representative
Clair Chrysler .... stand-in
Jessica Cole .... assistant: Jane Frazer
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... assistant production coordinator
Rhiannon Mair Davies .... production runner (as Rhiannon Davies)
Tom Edmondson .... floor runner
Richard Gibbs .... catering director: Reel Meals (Take 2 )
Synnove Godeseth .... assistant location manager
Louise Green .... assistant post-production accountant
Samson Haveland .... floor runner (as Sam Haviland)
Eva Hawkins .... trainee: FT2
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Mick Hurrell .... health and safety advisor
Ali James .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Jeffrey .... production coordinator (as Rebecca Carrigan)
Carol Jones .... animal handler
Sandra Jones .... catering assistant: Reel Meals (Take 2 )
Martin Joy .... additional location manager
Debbie Kaye .... animal handler
Beth Hearn Keech .... assistant: Nellie Bellflower
Alexandra Kosevic .... assistant: Stephen Garrett
Manda Levin .... script editor
Stacy Mann .... unit publicist
Zahra Mansouri .... assistant choreographer
Joy Maxwell Davis .... unit nurse
Charles Moore .... legal services: Wiggin LLP
Dave Morley .... construction nurse
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Clive Noakes .... lab contact: Deluxe
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance: AON/Albert G Ruben Insurance Services
Nick Oliver .... location scout
Katharine Otway .... legal services: Wiggin LLP
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Maggie Phelan .... production accountant
Emma Pill .... location manager
Gill Raddings .... animal handler
Frances Richardson .... first assistant accountant
John Rose .... animal handler
Lara Sargent .... post-production accountant
Chris Scannell .... chef: Reel Meals (Take 2 )
Katharine Tidy .... home economist (as Cath Tidy)
Joan Washington .... dialect coach
Rebecca Wolf .... assistant accountant
Maria Zubiuk .... catering assistant: Reel Meals (Take 2 )
Nic Benns .... title designer (uncredited)
James Fiddy .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jamie H. Zelermyer .... production executive (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo
92 min
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Amy Adams and Lee Pace both did their own singing.See more »
Factual errors: The film takes place immediately before the outbreak of World War II, when England told Germany that they would declare war if Germany invaded Poland. Germany did so, and England declared war in early September, 1939. However, the film depicts an advanced state of autumn, with cool winds, dead leaves, etc. In actuality, war was declared on a beautiful late summer's day in England. It was not yet autumn.See more »
Delysia:[during an air-raid drill] Guinevere, I'm scared!
Guinevere Pettigrew:It's just a drill, I'm sure it's just a drill.
Delysia:But it won't always be, will it? We're going to war, aren't we?
Guinevere Pettigrew:Yes we are. And that is why you must not waste a second of this precious life. Listen to me. Once I too had ambitions. Not your grand ones, simple ambitions. Marriage, children and a house of our own. He died, in the mud in France. A good, solid man. You would call him dull, no doubt, but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could've built a life on that. Your heart knows the truth, Delysia. Trust it.
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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Simply irresistible, 3 April 2008
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

When I first saw the trailer for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, I was a little off put, it looked like a movie that I was either going like a lot or really dislike and feel like it was a waste of time. So I saw Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day this morning and I really liked it a lot. Miss Pettigrew is a feel good light hearted romantic comedy, one that we need more of these days. It had bright colors, a fun story, and enchanting actors. Frances McDormand was so brilliant and a lot of fun to watch, she's got such a presence on the silver screen and has still got that magical touch. Amy Adams was just adorable, I really am starting to love her more and more in each movie I see her in, she's just so cute in her role as Delysia. The weird thing is, is that her character could have been such a tramp, but she made it into someone so cute and likable that her and Miss Pettigrew into a great on screen friendship.

Miss Pettigrew is a woman in the 1930's who has gone through so much, she's getting fired from one job to the next. But when she sneaks into being a "social secretary" for Delysia Lafosse, a sexy young vixen who is dating three guys at the same time. But she just wants to have the lead role in the local play and become a huge actress, but it's hard balancing these boys, but with Miss Pettigrew, she realizes that she might just be in love with a great man. Miss Pettigrew in the mean time catches the eye of a handsome rich man, Joe, who may just change her life.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a charming film and is one of the better films of 2008. I know that it's a bit predictable and it's a chick flick, but it's just a fun movie that I'm sure you'll like. It doesn't try too hard and the actors looked like they had such a great time making this movie. I would recommend Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, it's worth the watch. It's a nice romantic comedy that's original, clean, and fun. It brought me back to the classic movies of the 1950's where they were just fun entertainment, the colors and the feel of movie was just enchanting.


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