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Mo (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  31 January 2010 (UK)
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A revealing biopic about politician Mo Mowlam.

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When the Blair government takes office in 1997 the difficult job of Secretary of state for Northern Ireland, trying to broker peace between sectarian factions, goes to Dr. Marjorie Mowlam, known as 'Mo'. With her no nonsense attitude, rough language and liking for a drunk - not to mention the odd flasher's moment - she is equal to any man and totally committed to her role. However she has cancer. The chemotherapy gives her hair loss and she plays on this to defuse situations with humour. Unfortunately the cancer is malignant and will kill her within a few years but Mo keeps this fact quiet in order to see through her Northern Irish task. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

Julie Walters shaved her head to reproduce Mo Mowlam's hair loss due to the tumour, but she had to leave a small strip at the back for Mo's various wigs to be attached to. See more »

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When she is Hillsborough for the first time it must be around 1997. The car that pulls into the drive is a Ford Mondeo Mk 3 which was not produced until 2000. See more »

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[as Mo Mowlam comes out of the Commons, Peter Mandelson is waiting for her]
Mo Mowlam: What are you doing here?
Peter Mandelson: Observing the Northern Ireland debate.
Mo Mowlam: What the fuck for?
Peter Mandelson: I have a long-standing interest in Northern Irish affairs. My grandfather, as you know, was a very distinguished Unionist.
Mo Mowlam: *Fuck* your grandfather. You're after my job - aren't you?
Peter Mandelson: Of course not. Though a cabinet reshuffle is on the cards and in politics one must never rule anything out.
Mo Mowlam: Don't lie. Smarming round Trimble. Probably telling...
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 7 June 2010 (2010) See more »

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An amazing actress plays an amazing woman
1 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've always thought Julie Walters was amazing and loved Mo Mowlam, so the channel 4 drama 'Mo' really was the perfect combination. it was sad, tragic, happy, funny and showed that Mo was a very funny and quick witted lady, even during her illness Julie Walters Performance was spot on and shows why she one of the best loved actresses in Britain, this can't have been an easy role to get right, playing a real person must be hard enough, but playing a much loved woman who changed so many things and went through so much must have made it ten times harder, but she pulled it of, the whole cast was amazing but Julie truly was the star of the show, in the two hours, i cried, i laughed, and a learnt a lot more about the truly amazing woman Mo was, everyone involved should be so proud and I'm sure Mo Mowlam would of been too, if TV dramas in 2010 are as good and moving as this, we are in for a great year of TV


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