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Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)

TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 3 January 2021
A woman affected by dementia struggles to solve the disappearance of her friend.


Aisling Walsh


Andrea Gibb, Emma Healey (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Maud
Maggie Steed ... Elizabeth
Sophie Rundle ... Sukey
Liv Hill ... Young Maud
Neil Pendleton Neil Pendleton ... Douglas
Julie Hannan ... Margery
Mark Stanley ... Frank
Helen Behan Helen Behan ... Helen
Nell Williams ... Katy
Linda Hargreaves ... Carla
John-Paul Hurley ... Dad (as John Paul Hurley)
Michelle Duncan ... Ma
Tom Urie Tom Urie ... Desk Sergeant
Cara Kelly Cara Kelly ... The Woman
Sam Hazeldine ... Tom


Elizabeth Is Missing is adapted from Emma Healey's bestselling 2014 novel and stars Glenda Jackson as Maud - a woman struggling with dementia who must attempt to piece together what has happened to her best friend Elizabeth. After Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced that something terrible has occurred, and she sets out to solve the mystery, all the while fighting against time as her dementia worsens. As Maud becomes more forgetful, the distinctions between past and present begin to blur - and she begins to wonder whether the mystery is connected to the decades-old unsolved disappearance of her own sister, Sukey. Written by AnonymusB

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Heartbreakingly superb...
9 December 2019 | by victoriakayeharrisSee all my reviews

I watched this last night and Glenda Jackson is heartbreakingly superb as the Alzheimer's victim, Maud. It follows her as she attempts to find out what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and how this current mystery induces flashbacks and repressed memories surrounding the disappearance of her sister 70 years ago. It highlights the strain that families undergo whilst living with a loved one with dementia, and how life itself becomes a mystery to the sufferer.

Glenda Jackson puts on an incredible performance; at times the film is emotionally distressing and makes for difficult viewing. Her portrayal of how Alzheimer's erodes the sufferer's core personality, replacing it with a violent stranger, is worthy of a BAFTA. The secondary mystery of what happened to her sister all those years ago is beautifully intertwined with the present day storyline. This is definitely worth a watch, but make sure you have you tissues on standby.

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3 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paisley, Scotland, UK

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BBC One, STV Productions See more »
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