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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 

A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters

Director:

Gavin Millar

Writers:

Gregory Maguire (novel), Gene Quintano (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
Azura Skye ... Iris Fisher
Trudie Styler ... Fortune Teller
Emma Poole ... Ruth Fisher
Jenna Harrison ... Clara Van Den Meer
Jonathan Pryce ... Master Schoenmacker
Matthew Goode ... Casper
David Westhead ... Van Den Meer
Malcolm Tierney ... Van Stolk
Mark Dexter ... The Prince
Helen Lindsay ... Dowager Queen Maria de Medici
Janine Horsburgh Janine Horsburgh ... The Tutor
Ann Overstall Comfort Ann Overstall Comfort ... Dame Pruyn (as Anne Comfort)
Chris Bearne ... Doctor
Pieter Riemens Pieter Riemens ... Merchant
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Storyline

In this variation on Cinderella, Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer is a former lady of means who had to accept a position as housekeeper, but manages to spike her Master Schoenmacker's drink and marry him; alas his shipment of priceless tulips turns worthless overnight, so their last chance is to marry of one of either's daughters, hopefully to the prince for whom the Dowager Queen Maria de Medici throws a great ball. Both Iris Fisher -who is in love with painter Casper for whose master she sat as a model- and Clara Van Den Meer make a good impression... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Canada | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confessions See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Passionate Character Study!
6 February 2002 | by rshaneSee all my reviews

After reading the Gregory Maguire book, I didn't think that anyone could translate so rich a story and group of characters to the screen - I was wrong! Wonderful adaptation of the story and great casting and sense of authenticity about the period. Brilliantly acted and great passion for the story...


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