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Release Date:
30 November 2009 (UK) See more »
At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anne-Marie Duff ... Margot Fonteyn

Penelope Wilton ... B.Q

Con O'Neill ... Tito

Lindsay Duncan ... Madam

Derek Jacobi ... Fred Ashton
Matthew Hart ... Michael Somes

Michelle Bonnard ... Sally
Margot Leicester ... Cathy

Michiel Huisman ... Rudolph Nureyev
Anton Lukovkin ... Eric
Tatiana Lavrentieva ... Elderly Russian Lady
Ben Stott ... Good-Looking Boy
Robert Perkins ... Mr. McDonald
Dimitri Gruzdyev ... Dancer
Ksenia Ovsyanick ... Dancer
Lisa Probert ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Market trader in bar

Frazer Douglas ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Bathurst 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amanda Coe  screenplay
Meredith Daneman  book

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Celia Duval .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Florian Hoffmeister 
Film Editing by
Jinx Godfrey 
Art Direction by
Kate Evenden 
Set Decoration by
Jo Kornstein 
Costume Design by
Amy Roberts 
Makeup Department
Stuart Conran .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup department head
Anayanzi L'Eplattenier .... hair and make up trainee
Helen Speyer .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Maree Gecks .... production manager
Rhian Griffiths .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Allin .... third assistant director
Art Department
Neil Alexander .... dressing props
Liz Jones .... stand-by art director
Rebecca Slade .... art department assistant/work experience (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Catherine Hodgson .... sound effects editor
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Forbes Noonan .... foley recordist
Billy Quinn .... production sound mixer
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor
Virginia Thorn .... dialogue editor
Will Whale .... boom operator
Johnny White .... sound assistant trainee
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Charnley .... assistant grip
Rupert Hornstein .... assistant camera
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Gary Varney .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peter Halston .... costume supervisor
Emma Heath .... principal costume standby
Christy Juhnke .... costume trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Hewson .... on-line editor
Mark Keady .... first assistant editor
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork
Other crew
San Davey .... script supervisor
Amanda Dudley .... floor runner
Antonia Grant .... location manager
Scott Hiskey .... assistant production accountant
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor
Spencer Normington .... location manager
Richard Rogan .... production trainee
Tom Winchester .... script editor

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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Made as one of a three-part season "Women We Loved" on BBC Four. The other two films in the series were Gracie! (2009) (TV) and Enid (2009) (TV).See more »
Anachronisms: Margot Fonteyn flies to Sydney Australia in 1959 and a shot of the Opera House is shown. However, the building on that landmark would have only just begun and the construction on the outer shells hadn't begun until 1963 and completed until 1967.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Oscars have been given for lesser performances!, 8 March 2010
Author: Keith Garratt from United Kingdom

I know it's only a lowly TV movie, but I'm so surprised to see only one review for this little gem!

Based on the almost implausible true story of Dame Margot Fonteyn, a recent UK legend in the world of ballet, the film sailed briskly along without ever becoming tiresome or boring. From start to finish, Anne-Marie Duff handed in a truly superb and extremely convincing performance that hit the spot perfectly for me and which was IMO far better than some that I have seen rewarded with Oscars in the past! The perfect foil in more ways than one, Michiel Huisman was equally impressive as the leading man - the famous Russian defector Rudolph Nureyev.

There were no surprises, no silliness, let-downs or disappointments - this is just a very well made theatrical production with acting craftsmanship of the highest order throughout and sets, soundtrack, costumes and staging all helping to carry a very human story without demonstrating any great, dramatic highs or lows that might well have drifted into repetition and tedium!

Rest assured, it would be perfectly possible to enjoy this film even without any real interest in ballet and I would say it's well worth a watch for anyone who wanted a quiet break from endless crime, alien invasion or the end of the world movies and it's well worth an 8 from me!

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