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Noel Streatfeild (novel)
Heidi Thomas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 December 2007 (UK) See more »
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The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Three adopted sisters try to achieve their goals with hard work and endurance See more (28 total) »


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Emilia Fox ... Sylvia Brown
Victoria Wood ... Nana

Emma Watson ... Pauline Fossil

Yasmin Paige ... Petrova Fossil

Lucy Boynton ... Posy Fossil

Richard Griffiths ... Great Uncle Matthew

Marc Warren ... Mr. Simpson

Lucy Cohu ... Theo Dane

Gemma Jones ... Dr. Jakes

Harriet Walter ... Dr. Smith

Eileen Atkins ... Madame Fidolia
Heather Nicol ... Winifred Bagnall

Mary Stockley ... Miss Jay

Teresa Churcher ... Clara

Skye Bennett ... Young Sylvia

Peter Bowles ... Sir Donald Houghton
Don Gallagher ... Mr. French
Emma Darwall-Smith ... Titania (as Emma Darwall Smith)
Isabella Parriss ... Cobweb
Jade Longley ... Moth

Adrian Lester ... Mr. Sholsky

Tim Wallers ... Mr. Montague
Gresby Nash ... Leopold Neville
Ebe Sievwright ... Valentin Manoff
Ruth Brill ... Featured Dancer
Natasha Mould ... Featured Dancer
Jack Thorpe-Baker ... Featured Dancer (as Jack Thorpe Baker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucy Greenhalgh ... Background Artist (uncredited)
Ellen Howard ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ceri Jerome ... Dancer (uncredited)
Amy Johnson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Katie Lowe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lucy Watson ... Younger Pauline (uncredited)

Directed by
Sandra Goldbacher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noel Streatfeild  novel
Heidi Thomas  screenplay

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer: Granada
Matthew Hamilton .... line producer
Patrick Spence .... executive producer: BBC
Heidi Thomas .... executive producer: BBC
Damien Timmer .... executive producer: Granada
Piers Wenger .... producer: Granada
Original Music by
Kevin Sargent 
Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh 
Film Editing by
Adam Recht 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
Art Direction by
Paul Gilpin 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
Makeup Department
Alice Hopkins .... make up & hair artist
Bea Millas .... hair stylist (as Beatriz Millas)
Bea Millas .... makeup artist (as Beatriz Millas)
Luca Saccuman .... hair stylist
Luca Saccuman .... makeup artist
Sue Wyburgh .... make up & hair designer
Wakana Yoshihara .... crowd hair stylist
Wakana Yoshihara .... crowd makeup artist
Production Management
Gail Kennett .... head of production: Granada
Emma Riley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Ackland .... second assistant director
Philip Booth .... third assistant director (as Philip James Booth)
Marco Ciglia .... first assistant director
Art Department
Justin Ackroyd .... dressing props
Miranda Cull .... graphic designer
Tone Gibbs .... dressing props (as Tony Gibbs)
Bruce Gordon .... sculptor
Jim Grindley .... props master
Andrew Lavin .... stand-by art director
David Lewis .... production buyer
Naomi Moore .... art department assistant/runner
Jay Pales .... stand-by props
Spencer Robertson .... art department assistant
Neil Smith .... stand-by props
Mike Syson .... dressing props
Tracey Waller .... graphics
Nigel Woodford .... stand-by chippie
Gus Wookey .... construction manager
Sound Department
Peter Brill .... sound recordist
Tony Cook .... sound maintenance
Matthew Morreale .... sound assistant
Pip Norton .... dubbing mixer
Chris Nuttall .... effects editor
Joseph Paines .... sound assistant
Anna Sulley .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Graham Longhurst .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Hills .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Annis .... second focus puller
Catherine Ashmore .... still photographer
Adam Coles .... first assistant camera
Steve Evans .... grip
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator
Jimmy Harris .... electrician
Dean Murray .... second assistant camera
Jay Jay Odedra .... second unit camera: operator (as Jay J Odedra)
Paul Sharpe .... best boy
Sam Smithard .... camera assistant
Aaron Walters .... best boy
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Humphries .... costume supervisor
Tracy McGregor .... costume assistant
Philip O'Connor .... costume assistant (as Phil O'Connor)
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colourist
Mike Curd .... on-line editor
Ed Stevens .... assistant editor
Matthew Streatfield .... first assistant editor (as Matt Streatfield)
Farley Thomson .... post-production supervisor
Music Department
Seanine Joyce .... orchestrator
Steve Parr .... music recording mixer
Transportation Department
Michael Geary .... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse
David Grose .... transportation captain
Other crew
Zoe Burke .... production secretary
Jane Burrows .... script supervisor
Rachel Davies .... tutor chaperone
Kevin Jackson .... Assistant Head of Drama BBC Northern Ireland
Stuart Jones .... key floor runner
Samantha Murray Brown .... choreographer (as Sammy Murray)
Robbie Rushton .... production runner
Caroline Russell .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Chris White .... location manager
Simon Blakey .... unit runner (uncredited)

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Rated PG for smoking
85 min
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Did You Know?

According to an interview on the DVD, the three-year-old Pauline Fossil is played by Emma Watson's half-sister.See more »
Anachronisms: The "ballet shoes" the girls wear throughout the film are far too modern for the era depicted.See more »
[Miss Jay meets Pauline and Winifred after their Alice auditions]
Miss Jay:Well done, you two. Right, Pauline is to play Alice
[pauses as girls gasp]
Miss Jay:and Winifred is to be engaged as understudy.
Pauline Fossil:[starts to say] What?
Winifred:[interrupts] When I finished my dance, people clapped! Nobody clapped her, there was just silence!
Miss Jay:Dance is important, but Pauline looks right for Alice.
Winifred:She looks right for everything, she always will!
[looks at Pauline and murmurs]
Winifred:Pretty face... blonde hair...
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Three adopted sisters try to achieve their goals with hard work and endurance, 26 December 2007
Author: mamarieken from Netherlands

One of my favourite books ever, having trained as a dancer and having children training as dancers we were glued to the box this evening, even though it was boxing day. Not exactly following the story of the book I loved it, and what is more, my adolescent children, cynical and critical, also loved it. Emma Watson is great, as are her 'adopted sisters', not one personage is out of place, and it filmed with loads of love and an eye for beauty and respect to Noel Streatfeild. I still slightly remember the 1975 series and this was just as sweet and nice. The dancing scenes are well executed, the dilemma's the girls are facing as well as those of Narnie are depicted in a good way. As in the book it is very much done with a slight tongue in cheek, never exaggerated feeling of love and harmony. Can't wait for the release of the DVD.

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