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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller).

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Tippi Hedren
Alfred Hitchcock
Alma Reville Hitchcock
Evan Hunter
Peggy Robertson
Angelina Ingpen ...
Candice D'Arcy ...
Josephine Milton
Jim Brown
Kate Tilley ...
Rita Riggs
Aubrey Shelton ...
Maitre D
Ray Berwick
Bob Boyle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Balsam (uncredited)
Louis Joubert ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Burks (uncredited)
Carel Nel ...
Clapper Loader (uncredited)

Directed by

Julian Jarrold

Written by

Gwyneth Hughes ... (written by)
Donald Spoto ... (book "Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and his Leading Ladies")

Produced by

Christian Assange ... co-producer
Dianne Beatty ... line producer
Alex Graham ... executive producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr ... co-producer
Amanda Jenks ... producer
Leanne Klein ... executive producer
Lucy Richer ... executive producer: BBC
Marvin Saven ... co-producer

Music by

Philip Miller

Cinematography by

John Pardue ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Andrew Hulme

Editorial Department

Tatiane Alencar ... assistant editor
Theresa Crooks ... digital intermediate technician
Barry Moen ... assistant editor
Des Murray ... on-line editor
Steve Owen ... data transfer
Jessica Rundle ... post-production coordinator
Robert Scammell ... telecine colorist
Tim Waller ... senior colorist
Jamie Welsh ... digital intermediate conform editor
Katelin Westwood ... data transfer

Casting By

Christa Schamberger
Mito Skellern
Gail Stevens

Production Design by

Darryl Hammer

Art Direction by

Di Sole

Set Decoration by

Ashleigh Tobias

Costume Design by

Diana Cilliers ... (as Dianna Cilliers)

Makeup Department

Daleen Badenhorst ... key prosthetics assistant
Neill Gorton ... prosthetic designer
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Rob Mayor ... prosthetics maker
Nadine Prigge ... hair designer / makeup designer
Clinton Smith ... key prosthetics
Francesca Van Der Feyst ... hair stylist: Sienna Miller / key hair stylist

Production Management

Johann Joubert ... unit manager: second unit
David Louw ... production manager
Claire Witham ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Jan Sebastian Ballhaus ... first assistant director
Robyn Glaser ... second assistant director
Tony McLeod ... basecamp assistant
Adrian Suckow ... third assistant director

Art Department

Jane Appleby ... set dresser
Nardia Cronje ... scenic artist
Brandon Fam ... assistant standby props
Sonnel Grobbelaar ... art department coordinator
Jane Henderson ... set dresser
Nathan Victor Honey ... hod scenic (as Nathan Honey)
Jos Joubert ... props buyer
Wilfred Kok ... hod carpenter
Patrick Madikwa ... standby dresser
Marc Melville ... standby props
Frederick Mpuuga ... storyboard artist
Brendan Smithers ... construction manager
Kerry Van Lillienfeld ... property master (as Kerry van Lillenveld)
Lisa Van Velden ... apprentice set designer

Sound Department

Stuart Bagshaw ... foley editor
Paul Davies ... supervising sound editor
Mike Grimes ... sound effects editor
Ivan Milborrow ... sound recordist
Keith Partridge ... foley engineer
Simon Price ... adr editor
Nick Roberts ... adr mixer
Barnaby Smyth ... foley artist / foley supervisor
Andrew Stirk ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Louw Verwoerd ... boom operator
Winrich Von Shaeffer ... sound assistant

Special Effects by

Simon Hannon ... special effects
Doug Hardy ... special effects technician
Tyrell Kemlo ... pyrotechnician
Jannie Smith ... special effects technician
John Smith ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

Jacques Bock ... visual effects coordinator: brave new world vfx
Simon Hansen ... visual effects producer
Craig Parker ... visual effects artist
Matthew Stephens ... visual effects artist
Michael van Kesteren ... digital artist


John Smith ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Will Akbar ... vt operator
Ashraf Benjamin ... lighting technician
Giles Boisacq ... gaffer
Meike Chinnery ... first assistant camera
Pedro de Almeida ... vto operator
Diogo Domingues ... second assistant camera
Mannie Ferreira ... b camera operator
Robert Fischer ... key grip (as Rob Fischer)
Allan Gray ... key rigging grip
Simone Howlett ... second assistant camera
Zane Kassiem ... grip
Frances Kroon ... assistant camera: dailies
Regan Mitchell ... rigging key grip
Hickson Mxathule ... electrician
John Pardue ... camera operator
Brent Sauls ... lighting technician
Alexis Silberbauer ... dit
Grant Babbitt ... camera utility: promo shoot (uncredited)

Casting Department

Rebecca Farhall ... casting assistant
Dominika Jablonska ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Hetta Burger ... wardrobe supervisor
Rick de Souza ... set costumer
Julita De Wet ... costume assistant
Noluthando Mathe ... costume assistant
Gilberto Miñón ... custom design coordinator
Melissa Moritz ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

Schalk Bloem ... location manager

Music Department

Simon Changer ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

Aparna Jayachandran ... script supervisor
Donald Spoto ... script consultant

Transportation Department

Tarique Abdul ... driver: cast
Ainslie Ford ... driver: cast
Calvin Hayward ... transportation coordinator
Ashley Jeffery ... driver: cast (as Ashley Jeffrey)
Bizeki Magwanda ... production driver
Dumi Mali ... transportation co-captain
Stephen McLachlan ... transportation captain
Khaya Woko ... driver: cast (as Kaya Woko)

Other crew

Grant Babbitt ... production assistant: behind-the-scenes / promo
Hugh Barrett ... production accountant
Anne Bergstedt ... stand-in (as Anne Bergstedt Jordanova)
Gero Brugmann ... legal services: co-production
Sandra Butterworth ... dialogue coach
Luke Cornell ... head animal wrangler
Penny Dyer ... dialogue coach
Jahan Lopes ... researcher
Allison Palmer ... assistant production accountant
Bo Petersen ... dialogue coach (as Bo Peterson)
Leah Rolando ... production co-ordinator
Dee Terblanche ... animal welfare inspector
Gerald Sutherland ... lab technician (uncredited)


Tippi Hedren ... thanks

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Plot Summary

When Grace Kelly retires from movies to marry Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) looks for a similar blonde and finds her in a television model. The little known Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller), who will star in his movie adaptation of horror story "The Birds". Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually, and when she rebuffs his advances, sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real birds. Hitchcock's wife Alma (Imelda Staunton) and his assistant Peggy Robertson (Dame Penelope Wilton) are appalled, but can do nothing. Tippi is resolved that she will not give in to Hitchcock despite the situation giving her nightmares. Hitchcock and Tippi make a second movie, Marnie (1964). Having admitted that Alma is the only woman with whom he has ever had sex, and that he now finds her cold, Hitchcock continues to pursue Tippi, bombarding her with phone calls declaring his love for her, yet reminding her that he alone made her famous and she owes him. At this stage, Tippi demands that her contract be terminated and they never worked together again. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Taglines He made her his star. And his darkest obsession. See more »
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Also Known As
  • ザ・ガール ヒッチコックに囚われた女 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Hitchcock Kızı (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Dziewczyna Hitchcocka (Poland)
  • Девушка (Russia)
  • La muse (Canada, French title)
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  • 91 min
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Trivia The widow of James H. Brown, Sir Alfred Hitchcock's assistant on The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964), has insisted that the depiction of her husband in this movie is inaccurate and that the information her husband gave to Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes in an interview before he died in 2011, was either ignored or distorted. His remarks to Hughes on the subject of Sir Alfred Hitchcock had been, in reality, entirely admiring and complimentary. Mrs. Brown has attacked this movie savagely as an insult to a great artist. See more »
Goofs Alfred Hitchcock is shown directing a scene for "The Birds" on location wearing a bowler hat whilst seated in his director's chair. Hitchcock was photographed wearing a bowler (for publicity purposes) whilst making "Frenzy" in autumnal London nearly a decade later, and wears one in his brief personal cameo in that film. In reality, however, he never wore headgear (and wearing a hat on a windy day whilst near the sea would surely have been foolish). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Tristan And Isolde: Act I Prelude See more »
Quotes Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young man from Nantucket / Who had such a large cock he could suck it. / He looked in the glass / And saw his own arse / And broke his neck trying to fuck it.
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