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In This House of Brede (1975)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 February 1975
A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.


George Schaefer


James Costigan, Rumer Godden (novel)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Rigg ... Philippa
Pamela Brown Pamela Brown ... Dame Agnes
Gwen Watford ... Dame Catherine
Denis Quilley ... Sir Richard
Judi Bowker ... Joanna
Nicholas Clay ... David
Gladys Spencer Gladys Spencer ... Dame Emily
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Mrs. Fraser
Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Bradley ... Dame Margaret
Ann Rye Ann Rye ... Sister Jane
Fanny Rowe Fanny Rowe ... Miss Bowman (as Frances Rowe)
Catherine Willmer Catherine Willmer ... Sister Renata
Dearbhla Molloy ... Dame Beatrice (as Dervla Molloy)
Yasuko Nagazumi Yasuko Nagazumi ... Mariko (as Yasuko Magazumi)
Janette Legge Janette Legge ... Barbara


A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

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When the Television Season is Over, People Will Look Back and Say One of Its Finest Moments Was 'Brede'."




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27 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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The making of the film
2 January 2005 | by Rose Brien HarringtonSee all my reviews

How well I remember this film! I was fifteen years of age and I had read the book. I was attending St Mary's Abbey Grammar School in Mill Hill in Londond when our headmistress gave us the exciting news that a film was to be made in the school. Since it was an all girls school there was as much excitement in the electricians, floor crew, best boys and males in general as there was in the presence of Diana Rigg. To her credit she was very kind to a bunch of tongue-tied schoolgirls and made no objection to our sitting in and watching two of the scenes being shot. I'm not sure if my memory serves me correctly but as far as I recall it was our Sister Maureen who sang for Judy Bowker when she was taking her vows. I doubt we learned much during that time, there were way too many distractions. I saw the film once, many years ago but I really must make an effort to watch it again.

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