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Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)

A woman affected by dementia struggles to solve the disappearance of her friend.


Aisling Walsh


Andrea Gibb (adaptation), Emma Healey (novel)
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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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Drama | Mystery


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This is the second time Sophie Rundle played a ghost only appeared in flashback in a TV movie.Last time was in An Inspector Calls,also directed by Aisling Walsh. See more »

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Glenda Jackson Is Superb
14 December 2019 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Elizabeth Is Missing (2019) marks a triumphant return before the cameras for Glenda Jackson, whose last filmed work was done in 1992. The story has Jackson as a woman in the early stages of dementia who is determined to solve the mystery of the disappearance of her friend Elizabeth. Her memory is triggered by objects and music and bits of things that cause to flash back 70 years to the disappearance of her sister. While the two things seem connected to her, to her family she is babbling incoherently. She is dismissed as a senile old woman, but she knows the clues add up. She has all the clues because they're all written down on bits of paper. She also knows she hasn't much time left.

After decades in politics, Jackson returned to acting a few years ago, and she's had major success on the London and New York stages, but this is her first filmed work since her return. At 83, she is still formidable , and she is superb in this TV movie.

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8 December 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Paisley, Scotland, UK

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