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Seasons of Love: The Calendar Girls at the Royal Albert Hall with Tim Firth: October 7th

Calendar Girls

Chrissie's M&S cake

Chrissie gets an idea

Gilrs shout off, off, off to Chrissie

The film Calendar Girls


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Calendar Girls

Touchstone Pictures
Written by Tim Firth & Juliette Towhidi
Produced by Nick Barton & Suzanne Mackie for Harbour Films
Director of Photography - Ashley Rowe
Directed by Nigel Cole
copyright Touchstone Pictures

 

 

The Story

Chris and Annie are the best of friends – very different, but very close. Living in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, their peaceful lives are shattered when Annie’s husband dies of leukaemia. An active member of the local Women’s Institute, Chris enlists the support of her fellow members in a fund-raising initiative for the local hospital. Her seemingly traditional idea is to produce a calendar, with a different woman photographed for each month. Each one will be engaged in a classic WI task, such as jam making, flower pressing and knitting. Sounds traditional enough, but her idea has a radical twist - the women will be in the nude. Before they know it, the women are hitting the headlines at home and abroad. Whisked off to Hollywood on a whirlwind publicity tour, they take their turn on the talk shows and in magazine photo-shoots. Amidst the hype and glamour, the friendship between Chris and Annie is put to the test.

"We are going to need considerably bigger buns...."

The Cast
Helen Mirren - Chris
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ulie Walters - Annie
John Alderton - John
Linda Bassett - Cora
Annette Crosby - Jessie
Celia Imrie - Celia
Geraldine James - Marie
Penelope Wilton - Ruth
Philip Glenister - Lawrence
Ciaran Hinds - Rod
The reviews

... I am delighted to be able to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed it ...

aJonathan Ross
aThe Guardian
aHollywood Reporter

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Tim writes..

..A few years ago my best friend's mother took off with her sister on a Medieval-style pilgrimage across mainland Europe to see Cliff Richard in concert. In my desk diary I wrote, '50-year-old-version of Thelma and Louise'.
 
 
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aThe Calendar Girls Story by Jim Simpson
ISBN: 1-855-682-117 a