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My Family and Other Animals (2005)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 27 December 2005
An English family relocates to sunny Greece four years before WWII.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gerald Durrell
... Mother
... Theodore Stephanides
... Spiro
... Larry Durrell
... Leslie Durrell
... Margot Durrell
Kostas Tziotakis ... Customs Officer
... Porter / Waiter (as Michalis Giannatos)
... Agathi
... Rose-Beetle Man
David Armand ... George - the tutor
... Yani
... Turkish Boyfriend
... Lugaretsia - housekeeper
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Feeling the depressing effects of a gloomy English summer, the Durrell family decides to pack up and move to the Greek island of Corfu in 1935. Lead by their widowed mother, 13-year old future naturalist Gerald Durrell, his two older brothers and older sister move into a series of villas. Gerald indulges his passion for nature by filling his room with local fauna, while his brothers fill their time with writing or hunting and his sister sunbathes and flirts. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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[first lines]
Larry Durrell: Why do we put up with this bloody climate? I mean, look at us: Gerry can't speak,
Gerald Durrell: Uh?
Larry Durrell: Lesley can't hear.
Leslie Durrell: What?
Larry Durrell: Margot's got a face like a plate of red porridge.
Margot Durrell: Shut up.
Larry Durrell: Mother's beginning to look like an Irish washerwoman.
Mother: I am not.
Larry Durrell: It's August. We need sunshine.
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Amusing Biography of Gerald Durrell
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Very well put together & funny reminisces of Gerald Durrels adventures in Corfu with his family before the war. I remember seeing the BBC series about 15 years ago which also was very good, & was surprised to see it made again, but this was another superb production, so is a welcome addition. The acting is superb throughout, particularly his weird family members. Imelda Staunton is as good as aways, & was the boy playing Gerald Durrell. The actress who took the part of his sultry sister was also good & very attractive. Expect to see more of her. The setting also added to the experience, with all the sun & sand, making you wish you were there, instead of a cold winters day in England.

Overall, certainly one to watch if you haven't already.


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