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Posy Simmonds (graphic novel)
Moira Buffini (screenplay)
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14 July 2010 (France) See more »
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A comedy about sex, love and a nose job...
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Cast

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Gemma Arterton ... Tamara Drewe

Roger Allam ... Nicholas Hardiment

Bill Camp ... Glen McCreavy

Dominic Cooper ... Ben Sergeant

Luke Evans ... Andy Cobb

Tamsin Greig ... Beth Hardiment

Jessica Barden ... Jody Long
Charlotte Christie ... Casey Shaw
James Naughtie ... Interviewer
John Bett ... Diggory

Josie Taylor ... Zoe

Bronagh Gallagher ... Eustacia
Pippa Haywood ... Tess
Susan Wooldridge ... Penny Upminster
Amanda Lawrence ... Mary
Zahra Ahmadi ... Nadia Patel

Cheryl Campbell ... Lucetta
Alex Kelly ... Jody's Mum

Emily Bruni ... Caitlin
Lola Frears ... Poppy Hardiment
Tom Allen ... Vintner

Patricia Quinn ... Posh Hippy
Walter Hall ... Army Geek
Joel Fry ... Steve Culley
Lois Winstone ... Fran Redmond
Nathan Cooper ... 'Swipe' Band Members
Albert Clark ... Boss the Dog

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Moira Buffini  screenplay
Posy Simmonds  graphic novel

Produced by
Maya Amsellem .... executive producer
Hannah Farrell .... associate producer
Sharon Harel .... executive producer
Christine Langan .... executive producer
Alison Owen .... producer
Eve Schoukroun .... executive producer
Tracey Seaward .... producer
Paul Trijbits .... producer
Faye Ward .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Ben Davis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
 
Production Design by
Alan MacDonald  (as Alan Macdonald)
 
Art Direction by
Patrick Rolfe (supervising art director)
Christopher Wyatt 
 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Beverley Binda .... make-up & hair artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics
Daniel Phillips .... make-up & hair designer
Tapio Salmi .... make-up & hair supervisor
 
Production Management
John Crampton .... unit manager
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Samantha Knox-Johnston .... production manager (as Sam Knox-Johnston)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samson Haveland .... third assistant director: additional photography (as Sam Haveland)
Zoe Liang .... third assistant director: additional photography
Karl Liegis .... third assistant director
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director
Tom Rye .... second assistant director
Adam Young .... assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Bart Bailey .... painter
Bruce Barnes .... studio supervisor
Otis A. Bell .... plaster labourer (as Otis Bell)
Bill Bush .... plasterer
Gillian Campbell .... scenic artist
Mat Campbell .... greens coordinator
John Cavo .... props: additional photography
David Chisholm .... props storeman
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist
Charlie Cobb .... portrait artist
Kelvin Cook .... dressing props
Gareth Cousins .... draughtsperson
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Steve Dean .... carpenter
Jonathan Downing .... props: additional photography
Katie Driscoll .... graphic designer
Katrina Dunn .... stand-by art director
David Gray .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Gray)
Pat Hagerty .... rigger
Dean Hawley .... painter
Phil Hawley .... painter
Justin Hayzelden .... props: additional photography
Jason Htay .... chargehand carpenter
Tim Lanning .... head greensman
Vaidas Macionas .... greensman
Dan Marsden .... carpenter
Gary Martin .... props: additional photography
Campbell Mitchell .... chargehand stand-by props
John Moolenschot .... carpenter
Garry Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Marina Morris .... home economist
Lara Murray .... standby painter
John Palmer .... dressing props
Allen J. Polley .... prop master (as Allen Polley)
Elliott Polley .... props: additional photography
Josh Polley .... dressing props
Mitch Polley .... junior stand-by props
Jamie Powell .... hod plasterer
Tim Powis .... workshop supervisor
Jody Raynes .... scenic artist
Paul Rigby .... carpenter
Scott Rogers .... props: additional photography
Andy Skipsey .... props: additional photography
Mia Summerville .... art department runner
Melanie Thorpe .... greensman
Kate Venner .... production buyer
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
Ivan Weightman .... assistant art director
Laurence Wells .... props: additional photography
William Wells .... props: additional photography
Phil Wheeler .... painter
Joe Willmott .... carpenter
Nick Wood .... hod scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr recordist
Tom Deane .... adr recordist
Jennie Evans .... foley supervisor
Arthur Fenn .... sound: additional photography
James Glenton .... sound mix technician
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Christer Melén .... sound effects editor
Kate Morath .... sound maintenance
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist
Theotime Pardon .... sound assistant
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Johnathan Rush .... sound mix technician
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Chris Treble .... sound re-recording mixer
David Turner .... sound studio manager
Paul Wrightson .... adr editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Manex Efrem .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... vfx editor
Antony Bluff .... visual effects
Piers Hampton .... visual effects producer
Will Hardwick .... visual effects
Claire McGrane .... visual effects
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects supervisor
Martin Ofori .... digital compositor
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Karsten Hecker .... imaging engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunt coordinator
Justin Pearson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Bloye .... electrician: additional photography
Kerry Brown .... stills photographer: additional photography
Sonny Burdis .... best boy
Tony Burns .... electrician: additional photography (as Tony Burnes)
William Burns .... electrician: additional photography
Danny Butler .... electrician: additional photography (as Daniel Butler)
Trevor Carey .... rigger
Shaun Cobley .... focus puller: additional photography
Malcolm Cooper .... second assistant camera: dailies
Guy Cope .... stand-by rigger: re-shoots
Jason Dully .... clapper loader: additional photography
Guy Frost .... focus puller: additional photography
Scot Gill .... rigger
Stuart Godfrey .... grip: additional photography
Alan Hall .... clapper loader
Vic Hammond .... grip: additional photography
Darren Harvey .... electrician: additional photography
Edward Hayes .... electrician: additional photography
Steve Hideg .... crane/head technician: additional photography
Gary Hutchings .... grip: additional photography
Sacha Jones .... clapper loader: additional photography
John King .... electrician: additional photography
Ben Knight .... electrician: additional photography
Steve Macher .... rigger
Iain Mackay .... clapper loader: additional photography
David Maund .... grip: additional photography
Ginger McCarthy .... h.o.d. electrical rigger
Tom McFarling .... clapper loader: additional photography
Guy Minoli .... electrician
Stewart Monteith .... electrician
Will Morris .... camera trainee: main unit (as William Morris)
Julian Morson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Julian Morson .... steadicam operator
Peter Mountain .... stills photographer
Ronan Murphy .... grip: additional photography
Tim Neill .... electrician
Mark Packman .... electrician: additional photography
Steve Parker .... camera operator: additional photography
Mike Parsons .... genny operator
Ronnie Phillips .... electrician: additional photography
Tim Phillips .... clapper loader: additional photography
Toby Plaskitt .... grip
George Powell .... crane/head technician: additional photography
Clive Prior .... camera: b
Sam Renton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Smith .... gaffer
Martin Smith .... rigger
Olly Tellett .... focus puller: additional photography
Pacu Trautvetter .... video assist operator
Gary Varney .... electrician: additional photography
David Wall .... electrician: additional photography (as David 'Jim' Wall)
Steve Walsh .... electrician
Andrew Watson .... electrician
Peter Wignall .... camera operator: additional photography
Andy Woodcock .... grip trainee
Ed Morris .... camera trainee: re-shoots (uncredited)
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lissy Holm .... casting associate
Marcella Riordan .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Casey .... principal wardrobe mistress
Rosie Grant .... assistant costume designer
Yasemin Kascioglu .... costume trainee
Emma Lloyd .... costume daily
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor
Charlotte Wiseman .... assistant costume designer
Paul Yeowell .... principal costume stand-by
Sally Crees .... costume assistant: crowd (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Helle Absalonsen .... senior DI producer
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Ben Bradley .... DI technical producer
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Sinéad Cronin .... on-line editor
Gaz Evans .... trainee assistant editor
Alex Gascoigne .... on-line editor
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Garry Maddison .... 2k data scanning
Clive Noakes .... laboratory contact
Beth Pattinson .... development editor: BBC Films
Natalie Silver .... 2k data scanning
Michael Alexander Winter .... delivery coordinator (as Michael Winter)
 
Music Department
David Arch .... soloist (piano)
John Barrett .... assistant scoring engineer
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron .... orchestrator
Peter Clarke .... auricle operator
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrations
Alexandre Desplat .... programming
Andrew Dudman .... music mixer
Andrew Dudman .... music recordist
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Xavier Forcioli .... programming
Stanley Gabriel .... assistant engineer
Rebecca Gilliver .... soloist (cello)
Siobhan Grealy .... soloist (flute)
Carmine Lauri .... orchestra leader
Solrey Lemonnier .... score producer (as Solre Lemonnier)
Bryn Lewis .... soloist (harp)
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Abbie Lister .... music clearances
Chi-Yu Mo .... soloist (clarinet)
Sylvain Morizet .... orchestrator
Claude Romano .... music preparation
Ralph Salmins .... soloist (drums)
Norbert Vergonjeanne .... music preparation (as Norbert Vergonjanne)
Adam Walker .... soloist (flute)
 
Transportation Department
Garry Abbott .... minibus driver (as Gary Abbott)
Maurice Avery .... location driver (as Maurice 'Tex' Avery)
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
Allan Bradshaw .... unit driver
John Burden .... minibus driver
Sophie Burden .... minibus driver
Roy Clarke .... transportation captain
Malcolm Cooper .... facilities driver
Hendrik De Jonker .... facilities driver
Andrew Ellis .... vehicle technician
George Fraser .... facilities driver
Paul Howitt .... facilities driver
Christina Ledger .... facilities driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities manager
Gary Weekes .... action vehicle coordinator
Rob Wicks .... location driver
 
Other crew
Aaron Anderson .... creative coordinator: UK Film Council
Caridad Angus .... stand-in: Gemma Arterton
Nick Atkinson .... creative coordinator: UK Film Council
Geraldine Atlee .... senior business affairs executive: UK Film Council
Stephanie Barker .... medical: additional photography
John Barnes .... security services
Chris Barnett .... caterer
Natalie Bass .... legal services: Lee & Thompson (as Natalie Usher)
Ryan Bohan .... key office production runner
Carl Boyce .... security services
Andy Brunskill .... assistant to producer
James Buckler .... production & delivery co-ordinator: BBC Films
Dominic Buttimore .... titles producer
Sally Caplan .... head of premiere fund: UK Film Council
Jillian Clark .... animal handler: 1st Choice Animals (as Jill Clark)
Diarmuid Coghlan .... first assistant accountant
Chris Collins .... development producer: UK Film Council (as Christopher Collins)
Charlie Coombes .... production runner
Jonah Coombes .... location manager
Ginger Corbett .... unit publicist: Premier PR
Rodney De Winter .... security services
Frazer Douglas .... stand-in
Janie Dowding .... assistant: Tracey Seaward
Linda Drew .... personal assistant: Stephen Frears
Penny Dyer .... dialect coach
Daniel Edwards .... caterer
Fred Everitt .... location trainee
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Lizzy Follows .... unit publicist: Premier PR (as Elizabeth Follows)
Samantha Gardner .... accommodation coordinator
Linda Gregory .... production accountant
Fionn Groeger .... runner: London
Jane Hawley .... production executive: BBC Films
Billy Hinshelwood .... legal services provided by
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UK Film Council
Mel Holland .... coordinator: Notting Hill Films
Polly Hope .... production co-ordinator
Mick Hurrell .... health & safety advisor: JHA Safe T
Scott Jacobson .... assistant: Tracey Seaward
Steve Joberns .... accountancy services: Shipleys
Carrie Johnson .... medical: additional photography
Christina Jules .... financial controller: Ruby Films
Beth Hearn Keech .... assistant production co-ordinator
Gabby Le Rasle .... production co-ordinator
Hannah Leader .... lawyer: Notting Hill Films
Tony May .... security services
Lynsey Miller .... production coordinator: Ruby Films
Richard Morrison .... titles designer
Jackie O'Sullivan .... second assistant accountant
Simon Osborn .... legal & business affairs manager: BBC Films
Kate Penlington .... clearances
Ann Phillips .... development & acquisitions: WestEnd Films
Rebecca Pick .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Jenny Reid .... script supervisor: additional photography
Toby Reisz .... electronic press kit: Feasible Films
Kylie Rutkowski .... assistant to executive producer: WestEnd Films
Graham Samels .... caterer
Neil Samels .... caterer
Anthony Stagles .... security services
Nicky Surressi .... security services (as Nicky 'Genie Boom' Surressi)
Mark Sweeney .... medical: additional photography
Ian Thomson .... publicist: Ruby Films
Kevin Towell .... security services
Amie Tridgell .... assistant location manager
John William Turner .... key set production assistant (as John Turner)
Jeannie Udall .... unit nurse (as Jeanie Udall)
Dean Wares .... typographer
Dean Willmott .... security services
Josh Yudkin .... key assistant location manager
David Boaretto .... business affairs: Ruby Films (uncredited)
Joanne Fox .... work experience runner (uncredited)
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor (uncredited)
Richard Wild .... weather consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Natasha Alderslade .... special thanks
Russell Allen .... special thanks
Isabel Begg .... special thanks
Fiona Burkeman .... special thanks
Neil Calder .... special thanks
David Campbell .... special thanks
Charlie Carter .... acknowledgment: Roger Allam photographed by
Jenne Casarotto .... special thanks
Judith Chan .... special thanks
St John Donald .... special thanks
Sue Greenleaves .... special thanks
Sofia Hagberg .... special thanks
Ruth Hayter .... special thanks
Anthony Jones .... special thanks
Simon Kelner .... special thanks
Sally Long-Innes .... special thanks
Lisa Mayo .... special thanks
Sinead Moran .... special thanks
Bernard Newman .... special thanks
Sheila Newman .... special thanks
Tim Newman .... special thanks
Sue Newton .... special thanks
Nigel Palmer .... special thanks
Derek Parkes .... special thanks
Ian Robinson .... special thanks
Marc Stevens .... special thanks: the LSO
Lucie Stoddart .... special thanks
Simon Taffe .... special thanks
Chris Tarren .... special thanks
Philip Wicks .... special thanks
Chris Witt .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
Runtime:
107 min | France:109 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46289)
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Trivia:
In addition to being loosely based on a novel by Thomas Hardy, including a character who is writing a book about Hardy, and having a photograph of Hardy prominently displayed in one scene, the location filming was done in Dorset, where most of Hardy's novels are set - "Wessex" being a thinly fictionalized Dorset. The small ad for the writers' retreat that appears at the beginning of the film is also headed with the title of the novel: "Far from the Madding Crowd".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Beth hits Nicolas with a plant pot and he storms away, we see a long shot of him opening the door of his Range Rover. Beth's red Volvo is parked next to it. In the next shot of him driving away, the Volvo has disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Tamara Drewe:So, who are your influences?
Ben Sergeant:Everyone asks that. I mean, what do you want me to say? Phil Collins? Animal from The Muppets?
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Decent Brit-com, 16 September 2010
Author: freemantle_uk from United Kingdom

British comedy is a strange creature. There are films that are satirical, such as In the Loop, satirical, like Four Lions, to intelligence and dialogue driven, Withnail and I, and films that aim for low key charm, Calendar Girls. Sometimes a film may try and made a number of these features, like the work of Edgar Wright. Based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, Tamara Drewe hits our screens, with Gemma Arterton's profile continuing to increase.

The village of Ewedown has become a writers retreat, a place for writers to relax, work and chew the fat. Crime novelist Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam) and wife Beth (Tasmin Greig) run the place, with an American academic, Glen (Bill Camp (who sounds a lot like William Hurt)) struggling with his book on Thomas Hardy staying with them. In the village two schoolgirls, Jody (Jessica Barden) and Casey (Charlotte Christie) cause havoc and mayhem simply because they are bored. But the village is turned on its head when the attractive journalist Tamara Drewe (Arterton) returns home to sell her out house. She turns heads, including drummer Ben Sergeant (Dominic Cooper), her old frame Andy (Luke Evans) and Nicholas.

Writer Moira Buffini and director Stephen Frears make a film with drama and wit, and some moments of out right laughs. Frears was able to inject some style, like when characters speaking when there are on the phone. The humour of the film relies on number of areas, witty comments and observation, physical violence and visual gags. The schoolgirls offer a lot of comedy because many people can empathies with their situation: rural England is not the most exciting place to grow up as a teenager. Their mischief making and thrills about a star in their village compensates Barden lack of confidence as an actress. It is refreshing to characters that do look their age. Frears and Buffini aim to a make a charming comedy, but with more swearing; so trying to have their cake and eat. The two should have tried to make gone one way or the other. Strangely for a film called Tamara Drewe, there are long periods where she is not on the screen or mentioned. There are plots involving Nicholas wayward eyes and the budding relationship between Glen and Beth: walking the fine line of drama and comedy. Tamara Drewe goes from being pretty serious and hits you with a sudden joke and vice versa: working with effect. Tamara Drewe is very British beast, but Glen the American does offer an outsider view and will allow a non-British audience a point-of-view, with few British swears and slang words being used. There are some issues affecting rural England, like rich city flock buying houses and making villages too expensive to live in and boredom for young people: but it is hardly a political piece.

Whilst some of pacing is a little slow and the film ends up sidetracking at moments, there are strong performances from most of the cast. Atherton shows why she is a raising star, giving Tamara a quick, biting wit. Allam effectively plays a very slimy writer who takes advantage of his wife and he seems to have a nack for playing dislikeable characters (his previous roles have been in V for Vendetta and Speed Racer). Cooper and Evans work well against each other as love rivals for Tamara, with Cooper really understands the part of a pretentious indie musician. Greig too gives a good performance and given her background as a comic actress, she her character is for the most part serious, with moments of witty comments.

Tamara Drewe is more a gently comedy with small jokes and drama and not a out right laugh fest as the promotion will want you to believe.

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