The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness, and success.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Beatrix Potter
Ewan McGregor ... Norman Warne
Emily Watson ... Millie Warne
Barbara Flynn ... Helen Potter
Bill Paterson ... Rupert Potter
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Miss Wiggin
Lloyd Owen ... William Heelis
Anton Lesser ... Harold Warne
David Bamber ... Fruing Warne
Phyllida Law ... Mrs. Warne
Patricia Kerrigan Patricia Kerrigan ... Fiona
Lucy Boynton ... Young Beatrix
Oliver Jenkins Oliver Jenkins ... Young Bertram
Justin McDonald ... Young Heelis
Judith Barker Judith Barker ... Hilda
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In 1902, in London, spinster Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger) lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter (Barbara Flynn), had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty-years-old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor), who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne (Emily Watson). Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter (Bill Paterson) proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ewan McGregor was Renée Zellweger's first choice to star beside her as Miss Potter's romantic interest, Mr. Norman Warne. See more »

Goofs

In the railway station scene filmed on the Bluebell Railway, the LNWR on the tank locomotive has been very visibly altered from LWSR. The N stuck over the W is a really bodged job for such a close up shot. See more »

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Beatrix Potter: My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed not understand each other.
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Featured in The Making of Miss Potter (2006) See more »

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Let Me Teach You How to Dance
Music by Nigel Westlake
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Performed by Ewan McGregor
Another Name Music (ASCAP)
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A "Mary Poppins" Merry Movie :)
9 December 2006 | by BlotkeySee all my reviews

"Miss Potter" is a wonderful movie caused me to coo, "AwwWWwwWw..." rather often. My friend and I thought it was such a heart-warming movie, through every scene, we kept wondering, "Wait, when does the climatic bad part happen?" This movie shows the inspiring journey that the successful author of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, undergoes.

Beatrix loved drawing woodland animals as a girl and telling stories about them to her maid and younger brother. Despite her mother's stolid opinion against her adroit hobby, Beatrix displays her fortitude as a young woman trying to get a publisher. She is introduced to the youngest son of a publishing company, who is played by the urbane and charming Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge). Miss Potter's only friends were her drawings of her forest creatures, until she met the young publisher and her comical sister. Her drawings come to life (you see them animated whenever Beatrix looks at them) and are reflections of characters in her own life and feelings.

Reoccuring themes such as friendship, anti-marriage in the early 1900s in the views of suffragettes, and attainment of one's dreams.

Highly recommended for anyone who's been wanting a poignant, feel-good film. :)


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UK | USA | Isle Of Man

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Release Date:

9 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,653, 31 December 2006

Gross USA:

$3,005,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,078,241
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