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Mo (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  31 January 2010 (UK)
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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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[Tony Blair is giving a speech and is thanking all the people who played a part in the Peace Talks. When he mentions Mo Mowlam's name, the audience get to their feet and cheer]
Tony Blair: I think I can say without fear of contradiction that's the first time there's been a standing ovation in the *middle* of a speech. And the person getting the ovation isn't even the person making the speech.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 7 June 2010 (2010) See more »

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Tour de Force for Julie Walters, but great support
2 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Julie Walters is magnificent in the role of a politician who was adored by the public (a very rare quality), but also an icebreaker in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. In inhabiting the role, Julie Walters displays scatological behaviour, and utters language that would embarrass a docker! However, there is also a very strong support cast. Toby Jones as the doctor, David Haig as Mo Mowlam's misguided husband, and mostly the marvellous Steven Macintosh playing a beautifully slimy Peter Mandelson.

This is however, a BAFTA worthy performance from Julie Walters. My congratulations to everyone behind this Channel Four production.


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