6.9/10
86
2 user

Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (2006)

Dramatization of the turbulent life of Elizabeth David, the original domestic goddess. She published her first book of Mediterranean Food in 1950, and went on to write eight more books that... See full summary »

Director:

James Kent

Writer:

Amanda Coe
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine McCormack ... Elizabeth David
Greg Wise ... Peter Higgins
Karl Johnson ... Norman Douglas
Kieran O'Brien ... Charles Gibson Cowan
Jacqueline Defferary Jacqueline Defferary ... Bulgie
Andrew Havill ... Tony David
Tilly Blackwood ... Doreen Thornton
Jane Lapotaire ... Ernestine Carter
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... George
Alan Cox ... Cuthbert
Emma Campbell-Jones ... Frances
Georgie Glen ... Pamela
Lucy Scott ... Patricia
Neville Phillips Neville Phillips ... Diner
Penelope Beaumont Penelope Beaumont ... Mrs Diner
Edit

Storyline

Dramatization of the turbulent life of Elizabeth David, the original domestic goddess. She published her first book of Mediterranean Food in 1950, and went on to write eight more books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. Her public image was of an elegant, respectable and somewhat austere figure. In reality, Elizabeth was a deeply unconventional person with a profound passion for food, life and men. Written by M.C.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2006 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Viewing?
17 November 2008 | by cbjslpSee all my reviews

Where can this film be seen? Has it been broadcast on TV? I have several of David's books and also have M.F.K. Fisher. Both their writings are far more than just cooking. They both incorporate a life's philosophy in their literature. I have also found material on the Internet which compares these two women and their works. An ideal at this time after a release date of two years ago, would be perhaps a PBS broadcast of the film. I would be interested in any information about being able to view this film. Catherine McCormack was absolutely outstanding in Braveheart. I understand though that her true passion is the stage. Would love the opportunity to see what she did with the complex character of Elizabeth David.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed