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Oranges and Sunshine ()


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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

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Cast

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Margaret Humphreys
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Susie
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Bill
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Nicky
Federay Holmes ...
Charlotte
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Merv
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Rachel
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Ben
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Susan
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Australia House Official (as Alastair Cummings)
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Vera
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Jack
Marg Downey ...
Miss Hutchison
Geoff Revell ...
Syd
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Betty
Tristan Hudson ...
Archivist
Marie Wheeler-King ...
Rita
Tanya Myers ...
Joan
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Bob
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Len
Russell Dykstra ...
Dan
Jude Henshall ...
Radio Interviewer
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Pauline
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Nurse
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Walter
Barbara Marten ...
Mary
Tony Mack ...
TV Interviewer
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Monsignor Brutin
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James
Eliza Lovell ...
Hotel Receptionist
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Charity Rep 1
Tim Goodman ...
Government Official 1
Brenda Lawrence ...
Government Official 2
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Charity Rep 2
Mark Jardine ...
Charity Rep 3
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Radio Studio Receptionist
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Shouting Man
Adam Tedder ...
Doctor
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Graham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Zachary Parker ...
Guard
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Christian Brother
Kurt Bayly ...
Hotel Attendee (uncredited)
Neil Broome ...
Government Dignatory (uncredited)
Carol Cummings ...
Library Studying (uncredited)
Marlon Dance-Hooi ...
Plane Passenger (uncredited)
Brenden Dodds ...
Young Brother (uncredited)
Helen Grayson ...
Bureaucrat (uncredited)
Thomas Green ...
Hoon (uncredited)
John Howard ...
Orphan (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Neil May ...
Commuter (uncredited)
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Orphan (uncredited)
Karen Power ...
Orphan (uncredited)
Laura Quirke ...
Orphan (uncredited)
Ruth Rickman ...
Orphan (uncredited)
John Robinson ...
Researcher in library (uncredited)
Margaret Turner ...
Orphan (uncredited)
Sladana Vranjes ...
Hotel attendee (uncredited)
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CM (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Jim Loach

Written by

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Rona Munro ... (written by)
 
Margaret Humphreys ... (book "Empty Cradles")

Produced by

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Suzanne Alizart ... executive producer: EMI Media
Arnab Banerji ... executive producer
Camilla Bray ... producer
Iain Canning ... producer
Mark Gooder ... executive producer: Icon Entertainment International
Fiona Lanyon ... associate producer: Australia
Sharon Menzies ... executive producer: Fulcrum Media Finance
Rebecca O'Brien ... executive producer
Joan Schneider ... line producer
Emile Sherman ... producer

Music by

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Lisa Gerrard

Cinematography by

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Denson Baker ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dany Cooper

Editorial Department

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Kieran Bleakley ... dailies transfer
Luke Buckley ... dailies transfer
Luca Byrne ... first assistant editor (as Luke Byrne)
Trish Cahill ... digital intermediate colorist
Katherine Heads ... digital intermediate producer
Emily Jefferies ... apprentice assistant editor
Teena Mestres ... assistant editor: Australia
Matthew M. North ... digital intermediate conformist / digital intermediate supervisor
Rebecca Dunn ... digital intermediate operations (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett
Kahleen Crawford

Production Design by

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Melinda Doring

Art Direction by

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Jane Levick

Costume Design by

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Cappi Ireland

Makeup Department

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Eileen Brennan ... hair stylist assistant: Australia / makeup artist assistant: Australia
Peta Dunstall ... makeup assistant: UK
Marion Lee ... makeup artist: Australia
Tracy Phillpot ... makeup designer
Jen Rossiter ... hair stylist assistant: Australia / makeup artist assistant: Australia
Zoey Stones ... makeup artist: daily, UK
Marion Lee ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Nik Bower ... head of film: Ingenious Films Limited
Steve Jenkins ... head of film: BBC Films
Louise Knight ... production manager: UK
Fiona Lanyon ... production manager
Gordon MacPhail ... head of post-production
Ross Matthews ... head of production: Screen Australia

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brad Lanyon ... second assistant director: Australia
James Manning ... second assistant director: UK
Kiaran Murray-Smith ... first assistant director: UK
Natasha Phillips ... third assistant director: Australia
Jake Rollins ... third assistant director: UK
Chris Webb ... first assistant director: Australia

Art Department

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Jess Alexander ... graphic designer: UK
Ben Bauer ... standby props: Australia
Hannah Boyton ... scenic painter: UK
Stephen Craighill ... prop buyer: UK
Jennifer Drake ... prop buyer: Australia (as Jen Drake) / set dresser: Australia (as Jen Drake)
Bowen Ellames ... art department trainee: Australia
Christa Forman ... graphic artist: Australia (as Christa Foreman)
Alex Giles ... construction: UK
Glen W. Johnson ... set decorator: Australia (as Glen Johnson)
Jane Levick ... art director: UK
Paul MacKenzie ... art department runner: Australia
Brad Maddern ... art department runner: Australia
John Moore ... construction manager: Australia
Nick Moore ... 1st construction carpenter: Australia
Sam Noack ... scenic artist: Australia
Yuri Poetzl ... assistant standby props: Australia
Andrew Ranner ... assistant art director: UK
Lauren Richards ... assistant prop buyer: Australia / assistant set dresser: Australia
Tuesday Stone ... art director: Australia
Richard Trayling ... storyboard artist: Australia
Katie Tuxford ... standby art director: UK
Matt Wells ... property master: UK
Douglas Ferguson ... stand by props (uncredited)
Leeth Keough ... greensman (uncredited)
Obie O'Brien ... additional set dresser (uncredited)
Dean Spicksley ... set painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mike Bakaloff ... boom operator: Australia
Chinna Boapeah ... boom operator: UK
Grant Bridgeman ... sound assistant: UK
Glenn Butler ... re-recording engineer: Deluxe Stageone Sound Australia
Gethin Creagh ... re-recording mixer
James Currie ... sound recordist: Australia
Sam Hayward ... re-recording mixer
John Hughes ... production sound mixer: UK
Leah Katz ... dialogue editor
Michael McMenomy ... sound effects editor
Andrew Plain ... supervising sound editor
Angus Robertson ... sound facilities manager: Deluxe Stageone Sound Australia
John Simpson ... foley artist
Lisa Simpson ... foley engineer
Megan Wedge ... adr recordist: Australia
J.B. Williams ... sound recordist: epk (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Simon Alberry ... i/o technical supervisor
Ean Carr ... compositor: Post Modern
Brad Dunn ... compositor: EFilm Australia
John Durney ... compositor: EFilm Australia
Matthew T. Griffin ... compositor: EFilm Australia
Melissa Heagney ... visual effects producer: Post Modern
Peter Luczak ... i/o operator
Blake Muir ... compositor: Post Modern
Dave O'Brien ... compositor: EFilm Australia
James Rogers ... visual effects supervisor: Post Modern
Takahiro Suzuki ... lead compositor: EFilm Australia
Ben Tanti ... compositor: EFilm Australia
Henry Yekanians ... senior i/o operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Ashby ... grip: UK
Denson Baker ... camera operator: "a" camera
Matt Barklem ... electrician: UK
Sian Bates ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Australia
Alex Brown ... best boy: UK
Ben Brown ... clapper loader: UK
Steve Campbell ... electrician: UK
Glenn Coulman ... clapper loader: "b" camera, UK
David Cozens ... focus puller: "b" camera, UK
Simon Finney ... camera operator: "b" camera, UK
Tom Gaskell ... electrician: Australia
Steve Gott ... assistant grip (as Steven Gott)
Matt Howard ... camera trainee: UK
Frank Hruby ... focus puller: "b" camera, Australia
Martin Ingham ... rigger: UK
Marie Pier Laballe ... clapper loader: Australia
Nathan Mann ... focus puller: UK
Nick Remy Matthews ... camera operator: "b" camera, Australia (as Nick Matthews)
Robin Morgan ... key grip: Australia
Tim Murphy ... electrician: UK
Matt Nettheim ... still photographer: Australia
Django Nou ... grip: Australia
Jem Rayner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (Australia)
Dean Rogers ... still photographer: UK
Graeme Shelton ... gaffer: Australia
Kirsty Stark ... video split assistant: Australia
Alex Stevenson ... generator operator: UK
Darcy Sullivan ... best boy: Australia
Barnaby Sweet ... gaffer: UK
Ben Walsh ... additional grip: Australia
Robert Wheeldon ... electrician: UK

Casting Department

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Wizzy Evans ... casting assistant: Australia
Caroline Stewart ... casting associate: UK
Karen Power ... casting: extra (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jessica Allen ... costume assistant: UK (as Jess Allen)
Mariot Kerr ... costume supervisor: Australia
Lachy Lang ... costume assistant: Australia (as Lachlan Lang)
Emma Vickers ... costume supervisor: UK
Heather Wallace ... costume standby: Australia

Location Management

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Sarah Abbey ... location manager: Australia
Vicky Chapman ... assistant location manager: UK
Dan Hodgett ... location support: EM Media
Richard Knight ... location manager: UK
Nic Smith ... location support: EM Media
Sylvia Warmer ... assistant location manager: Australia
Mark Fantasia ... location liaison (uncredited)

Music Department

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Marcello De Francisci ... composer: additional music
Adam Fawcett ... assistant musical producer / assistant: Lisa Gerrard
James Orr ... score technical assistant
Cameron Stone ... musician: solo cello

Script and Continuity Department

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Jo Beckett ... script supervisor
Roger Smith ... script consultant

Transportation Department

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Gary Baxter ... precision driver: Australia
Roy Osborn ... driver: UK
Mick Stanton ... unit driver: UK
Lauren Richards ... action vehicle coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Mike Adams ... head of business affairs: Fulcrum Media Finance
Tamsin Allen ... lawyer: Bindman & Partners
Bob Baines ... adr voice
Chris Bates ... facilities: UK
Jennifer Bichard ... unit medic: Australia (as Jen Bichard)
Keith Bichard ... safety assistant: Australia
Ian Bickford ... catering assistant: Australia
Heather Bleasdale ... adr voice
Nick Bollard ... floor runner: Australia
Katherine Bridle ... production executive: UK, See-Saw Films
Zak Brilliant ... vice president publicity and distribution: UK, Icon Entertainment International
Mark Broomhead ... legals: Screen Australia
Sarah Brown ... production runner: Australia
Anni Browning ... completion bond: Film Finances
Sally Browning ... investment manager: Screen Australia
Anthony Buckner ... head of sales: Icon Entertainment International
Salima Budhani ... lawyer: Bindman & Partners
Neil Calder ... completion bond: Film Finances
Helen Canham ... business affairs: Screen Australia
Ted Cawrey ... lawyer: Olswang
Emilie Cole ... lawyer: Bindman & Partners
Clare Coulter ... lawyer: Olswang
Lauren Dark ... assistant to producer
Charlie Dorfman ... Developed with the Assistance of Buckland Productions (as Charles Dorfman)
Barry Fairclough ... facilities manager: UK
Mark Fisher ... group financial controller: UK, Icon Entertainment International
Stephen Fuss ... commercial affairs: Ingenious Films Limited
Cathy Gallagher ... publicist
Jesse Goninon ... floor runner: Australia (as Jess Goninon)
Anna Griffin ... floor runner: UK
Stephen Grosz ... lawyer: Bindman & Partners
Hugo Grumbar ... president of UK distribution: Icon Entertainment International
Caitlin Hall ... assistant: Emily Watson, Australia
Bettina Hamilton ... production coordinator: Australia
Ruth Harley ... ceo: Screen Australia
Greg Harris ... rushes runner: UK
Richard Harris ... ceo: SAFC
Manfred Hepprich ... unit assistant: Australia
Megan Huitema ... production assistant: Australia
Joshua Jager ... unit assistant: Australia
Danny Janes ... caterer: UK, G2 Catering
Clare Jennings ... lawyer: Bindman & Partners
James Kay ... lawyer: Olswang
Mike Kelly ... business affairs: Northern Alliance, EM Media
Mick Kildare ... unit manager: Australia
John Lafferty ... negative checking
Emily Lappin ... head of communications: EM Media
Elliot Levey ... adr voice
Anna Lindell ... business affairs: Screen Australia
Claire Mann ... chaperone: Australia
Steve Marcus ... caterer: Australia
Greg Marsh ... legals: SAFC
Kath McIntyre ... film services and locations: SAFC
Scott Meek ... assessor: Screen Australia
Tristram Miall ... assessor: Screen Australia
Warwick Moss ... adr voice
Simone Nicholson ... production executive: Australia, See-Saw Films
Russell Noon ... production coordinator: UK
Estelle Overs ... general counsel: Icon Entertainment International
Jamie Oxenbould ... adr voice (as Jaime Oxenbould)
Alison Piper ... floor runner: South Australia / runner
Dimi Pouliotis ... security: Australia
Habib Rahman ... production accountant: UK
Barry Sechos ... finance: Fulcrum Media Finance
Anna Seifert-Speck ... development executive: EM Media
Chloe Sizer ... head of development and interational acquisitions: UK, Icon Entertainment International
Nathan Smith ... I/O operations liaison
Gai Steele ... lawyer: Media & Entertainment Law
Takahiro Suzuki ... title designer and end credits
Daz Szabo ... unit assistant: Australia
Jan Thornton ... production liaison: EFilm Australia
Kaye Thurgood ... lead chaperone / lead chaperone: UK
Deborah Wilde ... post-production accountant / production accountant
Jack Wilde ... assistant accountant / post-production assistant accountant
Elizabeth Windsor ... chaperone: Australia
Lesley Wise ... head of legal and business affairs: Ingenious Films Limited
Helen Wong ... accountant: See-Saw Films
Allya Young ... lawyer: Olswang
Warwick Young ... adr voice
Jim Ranyard ... health and safety advisor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines A Tragedy That Spanned Decades. A Love That Crossed Continents. A Triumph That Changed Two Nations. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Oranges & Sunshine (United Kingdom)
  • Oranges & Sunshine (Australia)
  • Oranges & Sunshine (World-wide, English title)
  • Солнце и апельсины (Russia)
  • Tapuzim va'shemesh (Israel, Hebrew title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on true events, the real Margaret Humphreys was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993, and awarded Commander of the British Empire in 2011 for her work. See more »
Goofs Although Margaret consults a range of national birth and marriage registers they all appear to have been written in the same distinctive handwriting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 23 March 2011 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Wild World See more »
Quotes Orphan: All day, in blazing heat, no rest, no water. I was nine years old, and I was lifting rocks the size of my upper body. And he's yelling at us, "you weak, weak pitiful sons of whores". We built Stations of the Cross, but who was crucified, huh? Tell me that.
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