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Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985)

Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (original title)
Eustace (Sir Ian Holm) and Dorrie Edgehill (Dame Judi Dench) have decided to leave Samola, a British protectorate in the Pacific. After the failure of his latest harebrained scheme no one is likely to give Eustace a job now. Or are they?

Director:

Gavin Millar

Writers:

T.R. Bowen, Noël Coward (story) (as Noel Coward)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Dorrie Edgehill
Ian Holm ... Eustace Edgehill
Rachel Gurney ... Lady Cynthia Marchmont
Alan MacNaughtan ... Sir Humphrey Logan (as Alan MacNaughton)
Daphne Goddard Daphne Goddard ... Lady Eloise Logan
Amanda Pays ... Vivienne
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Admiral Sir Arthur Gurney
John Harding John Harding ... Neville Sterne
Madge Hindle Madge Hindle ... Beth Howell
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Charlie Howell
Shane Rimmer ... Brod Sarnton
John Horsley ... Sir Mostyn Llewellyn
Henry Moxon Henry Moxon ... John Petrie
Martin Wimbush Martin Wimbush ... Henry Ceram
Pat Starr ... Irma Handley
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Eustace (Sir Ian Holm) and Dorrie Edgehill (Dame Judi Dench) have decided to leave Samola, a British protectorate in the Pacific. After the failure of his latest harebrained scheme no one is likely to give Eustace a job now. Or are they?

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J Dench in wwii Noel Coward period piece
31 October 2008 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Viewers will recognize Judi Dench as Mrs. Edgehill in this BBC production, part of the Noel Coward collection. The Edgehills are getting ready to leave the British isle of Samola, to return to England, when Mr. Edgehill gets an assignment to a new post, out in the middle of no-where, right at the start of WW II. His wife is quite disappointed, and must decide if she will accompany him. Ian Holm plays Mr. Edgehill, and had been in films Chariots of Fire, Lord of the Rings, and the Fifth Element. Amanda Pays (Vivienne) has done a whole lot of American television. Viewers may also remember Rachel Gurney (Lady Cynthia). Gurney was also in Upstairs, Downstairs. Some good outdoor photography of what must be Sri Lanka, acc to IMDb. The director ( Gavin Millar) doesn't really go to any effort to show us that its a period piece, except for the dialogue, but its an enjoyable watch. Has an un-satisfying ending, but I guess we're used to the American Hollywood endings, where everything is neatly wrapped up.


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Language:

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Release Date:

15 December 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Edgehill házaspár See more »

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Budget:

GBP750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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