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Dear Frankie ()


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After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

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Lizzie
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Frankie
Mary Riggans ...
Nell
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Marie
Sophie Main ...
Serious Girl
Katy Murphy ...
Miss MacKenzie
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Ricky Monroe
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Catriona
Anna Hepburn ...
Headmistress
Rony Bridges ...
Post Office Clerk
Douglas Stewart Wallace ...
Stamp Shop Keeper
Elaine M. Ellis ...
Librarian (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Carolyn Calder ...
Barmaid
John Kazek ...
Ally
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The Stranger
Garry Collins ...
Waiter
Anne Marie Timoney ...
Janet
Maureen Johnson ...
Singer
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Waitress
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Davey
Sharon MacKenzie ...
Staff Nurse
Jonathan Pender ...
Frankie (voice)
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Robert Harrison ...
Pub Character (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ...
Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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Shona Auerbach

Written by

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Andrea Gibb ... (screenplay)

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Gillian Berrie ... co-producer
Stephen Evans ... executive producer
Angus Finney ... executive producer
Matthew T. Gannon ... co-producer
François Ivernel ... executive producer
Brian Kaczynski ... line producer
Cameron McCracken ... executive producer
Duncan Reid ... executive producer
Caroline Wood ... producer

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Alex Heffes

Cinematography by

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Shona Auerbach ... director of photography

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Oral Norrie Ottey

Editorial Department

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Nicola Armstrong ... post-production coordinator
Rachel Connors ... post-production assistant
Steve Ferguson ... editor trainee: Scottish Screen (as Steven Ferguson)
Steven Forrester ... first assistant editor
Sarah Hughes ... negative checker
Aaron Coot ... dailies operator (uncredited)

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Des Hamilton

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Jennifer Kernke

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Mags Horspool ... (as Margaret Horspool)

Costume Design by

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Carole K. Millar

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Laura Hill ... makeup assistant
Irene Napier ... hair designer / makeup designer

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Alistair Hopkins ... post-production supervisor

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Marissa Carrera ... third assistant director (as Marissa Carrara)
Joe Geary ... first assistant director
Michael Queen ... second assistant director

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Brian Adams ... carpenter (as Brian John Adams)
Alan Ashby ... plasterer
Muir Balfour ... carpenter
Brian Boyne ... stagehand (as Brian A. Boyne)
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz ... dressing propsman
Paul Curren ... chargehand painter
Sam Curren ... painter
Colin H. Fraser ... construction manager (as Colin Fraser)
Derek Fraser ... construction chargehand
Iain Geddes ... painter
Richard Hassall ... stand-by construction
Caroline McDonald ... art department assistant (as Caroline MacDonald)
Gemma McGeadie ... art trainee: RSAMD
Elaine McLenachan ... production buyer
Tim Monroe ... stand-by art director
Danny Oji ... plasterer (as Daniel C. Oji) / stagehand (as Daniel C. Oji)
Bob Orr ... prop master
Neil Querns ... carpenter
Lucy Vaughan ... art trainee: Scottish Screen
Angus West ... laborer
Billy Wilson ... dressing propsman / stand-by rigger
Ross Wilson ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Peter Brill ... location sound mixer
Ed Bulman ... foley editor / foley recordist
Mike Grimes ... assistant sound effects editor
Cy Jack ... adr recordist: Glasgow
Dan Johnson ... assistant dubbing mixer
Hugh Johnson ... dubbing mixer
Bronek Korda ... adr recordist: Glasgow
Melissa Lake ... foley artist
Alastair Mason ... boom operator
Kenny McLeod ... assistant adr recordist
Marcus Oliver ... dubbing assistant
Jeremy Price ... supervising sound editor
Andrew Stirk ... adr editor
Graeme Stoten ... adr recordist
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Hilary Wyatt ... supervising dialogue editor
James Seddon ... dolby consultant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stuart Anderson ... camera trainee: Scottish Screen
Jaspreet Bal ... focus puller: second camera (as Jazprette Bal)
Anna Benbow ... clapper loader: second camera
Neil Davidson ... still photographer
Arthur Donnelly ... electrician (as Arthur Donnely)
Graeme Dunn ... camera operator
Kevin Higgins ... grip
Paul McGeachan ... gaffer
Brian McGee ... generator operator
Campbell McIntosh ... electrician (as Campbell Macintosh)
Alan McSheehy ... camera operator: second camera
Kevin O'Brien ... focus puller
Jan Pester ... Steadicam operator
Julia Robinson ... clapper loader
Gary Thompson ... best boy (as Garry Thompson)
Mark Tillie ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting
Kahleen Crawford ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lesley Abernethy ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Miglet Crichton ... assistant location manager
Beverley Syme ... location manager
Jacqueline Wylie ... location trainee: Scottish Screen

Music Department

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Gemma Dempsey ... music supervisor
David Juritz ... orchestra leader
Ian MacPherson ... orchestrator (as Ian Macpherson)
Steve Price ... music recording engineer
Andy Richards ... music mixer: Out of Eden
Hilary Skewes ... musician contractor
Sam Southwick ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Brian Boyne ... driver (as Brian A. Boyne)
Jas Brown ... unit driver
Tommy Bryce ... unit driver
Jim Cardy ... driver: facilities
Jeff Derby ... driver: facilities (as Jeffrey Derby)
Roddy Garden ... driver: props runaround
Paul Heavey ... driver: camera car
Robbie Kirkpatrick ... driver: minibus
Bill McKeller ... driver: facilities
Stuart McKeller ... driver: facilities

Other crew

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Lindsey Alexander ... chaperone
Andy Boyd ... location and set security and assistance
Alison Brister ... legal affairs: Ingenious Films
Jo Cameron Brown ... dialogue coach
Alison Campbell ... production coordinator
Claire Chapman ... head of production: Scottish Screen
Brian Collins ... head of security
Brendan Diver ... catering manager
Linsey Donnelly ... chaperone
Pierre Du Plessis ... legal and business affairs executive: Pathé Pictures (as Pierre du Plessis)
Simon Fawcett ... financial director: Pathé Pictures
Linda Fraser ... accounting assistant
Graham Galloway ... floor runner / stand-in
Celine Haddad ... head of creative affairs: Pathé Pictures
Carol-Anne Henderson ... floor runner / stand-in
Sarah Hughes ... rights and clearances
John Jaggon ... accounts: Ingenious Films
Paula Jalfon ... physical production: Ingenious Films
Wendy Kidd ... unit publicist
Scott Leadbetter ... production trainee: Scottish Screen
Susie Lee ... floor runner / stand-in
Ranald Maclean ... production runner (as Ranald MacLean)
Myra McCormick ... tutor
Janice McElhone ... chaperone
Suzanne McGeachan ... script supervisor (as Suzanne Clegg)
Steve McIntyre ... chief executive: Scottish Screen
Jack Myles ... legal and business affairs executive: Pathé Pictures
Joan Napier ... tutor
Frederico Piacentini ... caterer
Carole Sheridan ... head of development: Scottish Screen
Shaw Statham ... production accountant
Stef Swiatek ... unit nurse coordinator (as Stefania Swiatek)
Alison Thompson ... head of international sales: Pathé Pictures
Derek Todd ... deaf advisor
Alison Wallace ... floor trainee: Scottish Screen
Lucy Warnes ... deaf advisor
Michael Wilson ... assistant coordinator
Susanna Wyatt ... head of physical production: Pathé Pictures
Derek Yeaman ... band organizer
Gordon Carroll ... advisor: philately (uncredited)

Thanks

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Elza Auerbach ... special thanks
Peter Auerbach ... special thanks
Mary Brehony ... special thanks
Lee Bye ... special thanks
Leonard Crooks ... special thanks (as Lenny Crooks)
Will Davies ... special thanks
Anna Duffield ... special thanks
Dixie Goddard ... special thanks
Tony Goddard ... special thanks
Wendy Goddard ... special thanks
Abi Leland ... special thanks
Gillane Lister ... special thanks
Abigail Payne ... special thanks
Angus Pigott ... special thanks: Sigma Films (as Angus Pigot)
Natasha Ross ... special thanks
Sarah Sulick ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day... Written by Pathe

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Also Known As
  • Natural History (United Kingdom)
  • Lieber Frankie (Germany)
  • Querido Frankie (Spain)
  • Mi querido Frankie (Spain)
  • Agapite Frankie (Greece)
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  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jack McElhone (Frankie) is not deaf but worked with a speech coach so that his one spoken line would sound correct. See more »
Goofs When Lizzie is reading the last letter, it says "Thanks for the book" twice, but it is only read once. See more »
Soundtracks Everyone Will Have Their Day See more »
Crazy Credits Special thanks to ... all at Deaf Connections, ... all at Sigma Films, ... Esther and Harvey ... See more »
Quotes Lizzie: I had a good time tonight.
The Stranger: Don't sound so surprised.
[pause]
The Stranger: He's got your eyes. They... pull you right in.
Lizzie: Don't know what to say to that
The Stranger: You don't have to say anything.
Lizzie: You don't have to say nice things to me. I'm not paying you for that.
The Stranger: So why don't you want to hear them?
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