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Hattie (2011)

Married comic actors Hattie Jacques and John LeMesurier seem the perfect couple, with their two young sons and the legendary Christmas dinners they host for their friends. However, in 1963,... See full summary »


Dan Zeff


Stephen Russell, Andy Merriman (book)
2 nominations. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Ruth Jones ... Hattie Jacques
Robert Bathurst ... John Le Mesurier
Aidan Turner ... John Schofield
Jeany Spark ... Joan Malin
Jay Simpson ... Bruce
Graham Fellows Graham Fellows ... Eric Sykes
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Esma Cannon
Stephen Critchlow Stephen Critchlow ... Gerald Thomas
Susy Kane ... Young Actress
Lewis Macleod ... Eamonn Andrews
Brian Pettifer ... Ron
James Martin James Martin ... Reg
John Bell ... Robin Le Mesurier
John Reader John Reader ... Kim Le Mesurier


Married comic actors Hattie Jacques and John LeMesurier seem the perfect couple, with their two young sons and the legendary Christmas dinners they host for their friends. However, in 1963, after a charity fund raiser for leukaemia, Hattie meets the young and handsome John Schofield, whose son died of the disease. He tells her that she is lovely and boosts her confidence about her plumpness. When he splits with his wife, John LeMesurier suggests he becomes the family's lodger but he becomes Hattie's lover, jealously so, angry that he cannot be part of her 'This Is Your Life' TV tribute. The gentlemanly LeMesurier moves into the spare room, all the while remaining good friends with Hattie, who encourages him to date family friend Joan Malin, whom he will eventually marry. To preserve Hattie's public reputation, her husband accepts blame in the divorce court and will remain on good terms with her for the rest of her life. Two years later, Schofield deserts Hattie for an Italian heiress.... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Some items on the set were from the 1970s. See more »


[after a blazing row, John, who is Hattie's driver as well as her lover, has just ended the relationship and stormed out of the hotel. Hattie phones the location where she is due on set to start filming]
Hattie Jacques: [tearfully] Do you think you could send a car. My driver seems to have... gone.
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Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) See more »

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A cheap disgusting scandal affair artificially filmed as a real love story among a young man who fancies older and overweight woman, an unfaithful wife and a poor husband
7 May 2011 | by boyshyshySee all my reviews

I don't know this is a 100% fact based story or partly fiction, however I don't think the story is nice for making a film. A handsome young man falling in love with an older chubby married lady who is 10 years more older than him?? If that is true, he has a rare taste. A husband will accept such an affair from his wife and even would like to downgrade himself to protect her reputation?? If it is true, he is a poor and stupid man. I do respect peoples's own choice for their own life. I simply do not see any charming point of this affair, and do not see any charming characteristics of the three main characters. There are thousands of beautiful love stories and incredible sex scandals in both the up and low society which can supply much better charming and exciting story lines for a movie.

It is really kidding that this film gets such high score in the user rating. What you can find in this stupid awful film are love scene of a handsome good looking young man with a chubby fat older woman. I am glad that I had first finished my dinner before I watched this stupid movie.

Take my advice, don't waste your time for such a film with awful story. Why should one waste one and a half hour to watch a cheap ordinary affair among a young man, an older chubby unfaithful wife and a poor husband anyway. The only thing which has shined my eyes is the actor who plays the handsome young man role.

Unless you are a fan of this actress Hattie and like to gossip about her love and sex life, otherwise this film has not much to offer.

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Release Date:

19 January 2011 (UK) See more »

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Slawa Hattie Jacques See more »

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