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A teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in Wolverhampton, England, grows up to become a popular but conflicted music journalist.

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Johanna Morrigan
Cleo ...
Bianca Morrigan
Dónal Finn ...
Karl Boden
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Pat Morrigan
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Krissi Morrigan
Stellan Powell ...
Lupin Morrigan
Freya Perry ...
Morrigan Twin
Harper Perry ...
Morrigan Twin
Violet Amer ...
Morrigan Twin
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Angie Morrigan
Andi Oliver ...
Donna Summer
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Dr. Freud
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Emily Bronte
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Charlotte Bronte
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Karl Marx
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Elizabeth Taylor
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Maria von Trapp
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Cleopatra
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Sylvia Plath
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Jo March
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Alan 'Wilko' Wilkinson
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Mrs. Belling
Ralph Prosser ...
Lee Veltman
Johnny Mindlin ...
Sound Man
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Female TV Runner
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Smart DSS Woman
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Kenny
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Derby
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Andy Rock
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Pricey
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Snow Pixie
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Tony Rich
Asheq Akhtar ...
Mr. Sanghera
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Strange Cages Manager
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Ed Edwards
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John Kite
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Gig Doorman
Oliver Barrs ...
Hallows Drummer
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Press Officer
Bob Mortimer ...
Awards Host
Ciara May Willson ...
Goth School Girl
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Cab Driver
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Amanda Watson
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Plane Passenger (uncredited)
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Dream Jock (uncredited)
Joseph Begley ...
Dublin Barman (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell ...
Police (uncredited)
Freddie Browne ...
Office Intern (uncredited)
Sean Coleman ...
School Kid (uncredited)
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Singer (uncredited)
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Emilia (uncredited)
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Paediatrician Alex Slade (uncredited)
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Awards Guest (uncredited)
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Plane Passenger (uncredited)
Evan Kenneth Jones ...
Charlie (uncredited)
Marta Konik ...
Award-Winning Musician (uncredited)
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Girl with Broken Nose (uncredited)
Scott Mason-Cherry ...
Andy Bibby (uncredited)
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Damon Yardley (uncredited)
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Grand Parent (uncredited)
Jason Shillingford ...
Bailiff Boss (uncredited)
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Fainting Boy (uncredited)
Bianka Vago ...
Award Ceremony VIP Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Coky Giedroyc

Written by

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Caitlin Moran ... (based on the novel by)
 
Caitlin Moran ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael S. Constable ... line producer
Debra Hayward ... producer
Ollie Madden ... executive producer
Alison Owen ... producer
Bonnie-Chance Roberts ... co-producer

Music by

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Oli Julian

Cinematography by

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Hubert Taczanowski

Film Editing by

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Gary Dollner
Gareth C. Scales

Editorial Department

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Amy Besate ... digital intermediate assistant
Brianna Cook ... first assistant editor
Alexander Crone ... senior technical operator
Celine Davies ... digital intermediate assistant
Paul Dray ... senior post producer
Clarissa Jean-Jacques ... technical operator
Lizzie Newsham ... digital intermediate coordinator
Luke Ross ... digital intermediate assistant
Alice Sainsbury ... post-production coordinator
Jamie Welsh ... colorist

Casting By

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Shaheen Baig

Production Design by

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Amanda McArthur

Art Direction by

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John Reid

Set Decoration by

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Celia De La Hey

Costume Design by

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Stephanie Collie

Makeup Department

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Siobhán McGrath ... hair and make up artist
Bea Millas ... hair and make up supervisor (as Beatriz Millas) / hair supervisor
Maireade Murphy ... hair and make up trainee: skillset
Annie Russell ... hair and make up artist
Sue Wyburgh ... hair and make up designer
Angie White ... crowd makeup trainee daily (uncredited)

Production Management

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Filiz-Theres Erel ... production manager
Sacha Guttenstein ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robyn Henderson ... first assistant director
Andrew Mackie ... second assistant director
Josh Northover ... crowd third assistant director
Kate Powis ... crowd 2nd assistant director
Illias Thoms ... crowd third assistant director: dailies
Jack Wren ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Matt Bailey ... standby carpenter
Matthew Bailey ... standby carpenter
Amelia Bennett ... standby props
Millie Bennett ... standby props
Sam Boddington ... art department assistant
Lucy Bullen ... graphic designer
Amy Diamond ... assistant buyer
Alfie Fielding ... dressing props
Rosie Haliwell ... storeman
Robert Haynes ... standby art director
India Jaques ... standby props assistant
Gail Pearce ... graphics assistant: art department assistant
Dave Reed ... construction manager
Alexandra Slade ... production buyer
Alfie Sowden ... dressing props
Chris Ulusele ... property master

Sound Department

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Rob Entwistle ... sound mixer
Taz Fairbanks ... second assistant sound
Peter Gates ... supervising dialogue editor
Brian Gilligan ... sound designer & re-recording mixer
Stevie Haywood ... sound mixer: additional photography
Rob Hughes ... re-recording mixer
Michael Kneafsey ... dailies
Laura MacGregor ... dialogue editor
George McMillan ... sound recordist
Eleanor K. Russell ... sound trainee: skillset
Kallis Shamaris ... ADR editor
Adrienne Taylor ... boom operator
Keith Tunney ... playback technician

Visual Effects by

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Nadia Danova ... visual effects producer
Sascha Fromeyer ... visual effects
Rory Heffernan ... visual effects coordinator
Albena Ivanova ... digital compositor
Nikolay Kolev ... senior compositor
Jacqui Marchant-Adams ... visual effects coordinator
Manuel Mendes ... visual effect editor: lipsync post
George Petkov ... digital compositor
Andy Quinn ... visual effects supervisor
Garth Reilly ... digital compositor
Carrie Rishel ... visual effects producer
Valeria Rufa ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Marvin Campbell ... stunt performer
Elaine Ford ... stunt coordinator
Josie Forman ... stunt performer
Russell MacLeod ... stunt performer
Peter Pedrero ... stunt safety
Neil Stoddart ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Neil Blakesley ... grip: b camera
Josh Brooks ... b camera operator/steadicam: dailies
Lucas Campain ... second assistant camera: dailies
Kristin Davis ... digital imaging technician
Loren Filis ... second assistant camera
Kevin Foy ... key grip
James Harrison ... focus puller: "a" camera
Benjamin Hodder ... camera trainee / second assistant camera: dailies
Stuart King ... gaffer
Mihalis Margaritis ... steadicam operator/b camera dailies
Carl McGillivray ... generator operator
Toby McKay ... second assistant camera: b camera
Felix Pickles ... first assistant camera: b camera
Vlassis Skoulis ... c camera focus puller: dailies
Damian Smyth ... electrician
Richard Swingle ... b camera operator
Adrian Sworn ... electrician
Russell Tann ... best boy
Sylvester Weekes ... video playback
Joanne Williamson ... video playback trainee
Adam Zimmerman ... grip trainee

Casting Department

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Demitra Coulson ... extras casting: extra-people
Jo Farrugia ... Additional Casting by
Michelle Giovanni ... casting associate
Gabby King ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Madeleine Edis ... costume trainee
Johanna Elf ... assistant costume designer
Mia Gray ... Costume standby
Rebecca Jempson ... principal costume standby
Beth Lewis ... costume supervisor
Hayley Clair Stewart ... costume standby

Location Management

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Mark Clementson ... unit manager
Akshay Desai ... location scout
Ziggy Gray ... location trainee: skillset
Celia Linnett ... location assistant
Ashton Radcliffe ... location scout
Paul Tomlinson ... location manager
Jess Waluga ... assistant location manager
Adriene Whitwell ... location scout

Music Department

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Nick Angel ... music supervisor
Christoph Bauschinger ... music editor
Fiona Cruickshank ... score mixer
Paddy Fletcher ... Score Assistant
Toby Pitman ... guitar
Sam Thompson ... orchestrator
Ruby Wasmuth ... Score Coordinator
Vicki Williams ... music consultant

Script and Continuity Department

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Non Eleri Hughes ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Alex Conway ... unit driver
Walt Edson ... Facilities hod
Conor Joseph Fitzpatrick ... Facilities 2nd hod
Ted Leaning ... mini bus driver
Andrew McPherson ... unit driver
Lee Righelato ... unit driver
Alan Tribe ... unit driver

Other crew

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Georgia Adams ... production trainee: skillset
Sven Arnstein ... epk
Tom Burke ... Designer: LipSync Design
Cecily Colahan ... assistant production coordinator
Sara Curran ... production lawyer
Johan Ewing ... legal counsel
Sonja Field ... dialect coach: Beanie Feldstein
Zoe Flower ... unit publicist
Julia Hall ... Senior Designer: LipSync Design
Isabella Henry ... floor runner trainee
Scott Hiskey ... production accountant
Katie Hodgson ... base runner
Kirsten Hogg ... epk assistant
Mick Hurrell ... health & safety advisor
Emily Johnson ... Floor Runner
Emily Johnson ... assistant director trainee: skillset
Alison Jones ... Assistant Accountant
Alison Jones ... first assistant accountant
Megan Klejn ... runner/stand in
Joachim Losey ... key floor runner
JJ McAllister ... crowd production assistant: dailies
Rachel McLean ... unit medic
Anil Mehra ... Runner
Maja Osterman ... production lawyer
Max Park ... development editor: Film4
Emily Perry ... director's assistant
Rachel Beaconsfield Press ... production coordinator
Bonnie-Chance Roberts ... head of film development
Jamie Robinson ... low loader technician
Louisa Shanks ... production secretary
Sudie Smyth ... completion guarantor
Victoria Stone ... immigration consultant
Chloe Tetu ... Design Coordinator: LipSync Design
Naomi Joy Todd ... dialect coach
Philippa Tsang ... Development Executive: Film4
Nicola Van Barthold ... chaperone
Howard Watkins ... Head of Design: LipSync Design
Jonathan Wayre ... television studio equipment supplied by
Oliver Williams ... key floor runner

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein), who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family in Wolverhampton. Written by variety

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Also Known As
  • Как создать девушку (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Mel Giedroyc (Charlotte Bronte) is the real life sister of director, Coky Giedroyc. See more »
Quotes Johanna Morrigan: If you think I'm funny and I can write then... then it can't be harder to learn about than the periodic table and I got a 98% on that test. I only failed on Kr. Krypton is my Kryptonite.
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