Archive of films Miss Potter / Miss Potter

United Kingdom / USA
2006, 92 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2007

Beatrix refuses to accept her fate as a spinster living in the grip of her affluent and narrow-minded parents. She gets her big chance when the Warne brothers agree to publish her illustrated children’s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit... The life story of British illustrator, author, and naturalist Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) inspired this star-studded story about a talented, educated, and intelligent woman struggling to reconcile her own vision of life with Victorian prejudices. The leading roles are played by Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.


Synopsis

London, 1902. Beatrix Potter is a 36-year-old spinster living in the grip of her affluent, authoritarian parents. Everything changes however when she finally publishes her illustrated children’s book about Peter Rabbit. Suddenly she is rich and famous – and a new world opens up for in which her congenial publisher Norman Warne and his emancipated spinsterish sister Millie play important roles. When Beatrix accepts Norman’s offer of marriage, she finds that her pretentious parents refuse to give their consent to having a “tradesman” in the family. The life story of British illustrator, author, and naturalist Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) is the inspiration for a stylised story about a talented, educated, and intelligent woman struggling to reconcile her own vision of life with Victorian prejudices. The leading roles in the film, which combines elements of romantic comedy and biography, are played by Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

About the director

Chris Noonan (1952, Sydney) took his first film award at the age of 16 at his home-town Sydney Film Festival. He studied at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and began his work in television where he made primarily serials, including the war series The Cowra Breakout (1984) with Philip Noyce. He received international box-office success, acknowledged with an Oscar for Best Visual Effects and six Oscar nominations (for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director, among others), for his family comedy about a smart pig, Babe (1995), which was adapted from the Dick King-Smith’s best-selling novel. As an executive producer he contributed to the box-office success of Feeling Sexy (director Davida Allen, 1999), the story of an art student, which was shown at the Karlovy Vary IFF in 2000 (Forum of Independents). After Miss Potter (2006) he is now planning this year’s cinema release of a variation on Macbeth based on a novel by Rebecca Reisert, The Third Witch.

Contacts

SPI International CE
Matúškova 10, 831 01, Bratislava
Slovakia
Tel: +421 254 650 824
Fax: +421 254 793 653
E-mail: spi@spi-film.sk
www: www.spi-film.sk

Summit Entertainment
1630 Stewart St., Suite 120, CA 90404, Santa Monica
United States of America
Tel: +1 310 309 840 0
Fax: +1 310 828 413 2
E-mail: reception@summit-ent.com, trish@isfilm.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Chris Noonan
Screenplay: Richard Maltby Jr.
Dir. of Photography: Andrew Dunn
Music: Nigel Westlake
Editor: Robin Sales
Producer: David Kirschner, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Corey Sienega, David Thwaites
Production: Phoenix Pictures, Isle of Man Film Commission, The Weinstein Company
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson
Contact: SPI International CE, Summit Entertainment
Distributor: SPI International CE
   
www: www.misspottermovie.co.uk

Guests

Ivan Hronec

Distributor

Renée Zellweger

Actress


Ondřej Kulhánek

Distributor, PR & Marketing, Producer

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