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The Thirteenth Tale (2013)

Follows aging novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

Director:

James Kent

Writers:

Christopher Hampton, Diane Setterfield (based on novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Amsden Janet Amsden ... The Missus
Alice Barlow Alice Barlow ... Moira
Isabel Barlow Isabel Barlow ... Young Margaret
Emily Beecham ... Isabelle March
Antonia Clarke ... Young Emmeline
Olivia Colman ... Margaret Lea
Jacqueline Davis Jacqueline Davis ... Judith
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Dr. Mawsley
Lizzie Hopley ... Theodora Mawsley
Michael Jibson ... Charlie Angelfield
Adam Long ... Ambrose Proctor
Steven Mackintosh ... Dr. Clifton
Madeleine Power ... Emmeline & Adeline, age 9
Robert Pugh ... John The Dig
Vanessa Redgrave ... Vida Winter
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The story of the residents of Angelfield House and follows ageing novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life - including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager. Written by Diane Setterfield

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thirteenth Tale See more »

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Heyday Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Vanessa Redgrave portrays Vida Winter in this film, and her sister, Lynn Redgrave, portrays the part of Vida Winter in the audiobook by Diane Setterfield, on which this film is based. See more »

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Excellent drama.
31 December 2013 | by michael-penn777See all my reviews

AN adaptation of the bestselling Gothic novel The Thirteenth Tale which was filmed in North Yorkshire is being screened tonight.

Scenes for the production, adapted for the small screen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton and starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman, were filmed at Duncombe Park in the summer.

The story follows ageing novelist Vida Winter (Redgrave), who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

Superb location. I wish there were more films like this.

Highly recommended viewing.

10 out of 10


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