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Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, History | 28 October 2016 (UK)
The life and times of the parents of the hailed British graphic novelist, Raymond Briggs.

Director:

Roger Mainwood

Writers:

Raymond Briggs (graphic novel), Roger Mainwood (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Bennett / Aunty Betty (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Ernest Briggs (voice)
Brenda Blethyn ... Ethel Briggs (voice)
Luke Treadaway ... Raymond Briggs (voice)
Roger Allam ... Middle Aged Doctor (voice)
Virginia McKenna ... Lady of the House (voice)
Peter Wight ... Detective Sergeant Burnley (voice)
June Brown June Brown ... Ernest's Step Mother (voice)
Simon Day Simon Day ... Alf (voice)
Harry Collett ... Young Raymond (voice)
Alex Jordan ... Best Man / Fireman / Train Guard / Doctor (voice)
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Midwife / Aunty Flo (voice)
Duncan Wisbey Duncan Wisbey ... Wedding Photographer / Radio Announcer / BBC Newsreader / Newspaper Seller / Tailor / Arthur (voice)
Macready Massey Macready Massey ... Teen-age Raymond
Karyn Claydon Karyn Claydon ... Jean (Raymond's wife) (voice)
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Storyline

In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated to aunts in Dorset whilst Ernest joins the fire service, shocked by the carnage he sees. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond's return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother by marrying schizophrenic Jean. However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond's touching account of their lives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ethel and Ernest See more »

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When Ernest first shows off his new, electric milk float, the music heard is the theme from John Ford's iconic western, Stagecoach (1939). See more »

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References Hangman's House (1928) See more »

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In the Blink of An Eye
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
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A great film.I will be adding this to my Blu-ray collection
28 December 2016 | by Kramer06See all my reviews

Having watched all Raymond Briggs films i was very surprised to find that another one was made and luckily i just managed to watch it as i did not know it was being aired within the Christmas period 2016.

I have enjoyed Snowman, The Father Christmas, When the Wind blows and more and watched when i was a child.I now watch these same films with my children. If you have watched the films before this then you know it'll be an excellent film. This film like the others offers humour,great characters and just overall great enjoyment.

I might have to say that this film is now my overall favourite out of the Briggs films. It has humour,cosy English culture but also a sad realism.Based in the era of my grand parents it was nice to see how they were back then living a similar life.As based on true events it was a sad film but very interesting as it was factual.

Overall i loved it,my partner and kids loved it.Its a great film for all ages and new and old fans of Raymond Briggs.Ill definitely be getting this on Blu ray.


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