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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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From book to small screen
4 November 2002 | by x_files_chickSee all my reviews

I just have to say that the person that commented before obviously had no idea that this movie was based on the book written by Gregory Maguire! I mean...why are they talking about Snow White??? The book and movie do put a different spin on the whole "Cinderella" idea and tell the story from the Stepsister, Iris's point of view. There are no singing mice, or golden pumpkins, but if you loved the book like I did, or are bored of hearing the same Cinderella story over and over, you'll love this movie.


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