Vera Drake (2004)

Vera Drake
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 5mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1950s, abortion, female protagonist
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Danielle Brandon Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Georgina Lowe Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Josh Robertson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Sarah McBryde Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Mike Leigh Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Georgina Lowe Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Robert Jones Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gail Egan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Duncan Reid Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Christine Gozlan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Dick Pope Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jim Clark Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nina Gold Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Jacqueline Durran Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tim Fraser Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jonathan Rutter Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Josh Bush Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Andrew Grant Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Andrew Dickson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eve Stewart Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ed Walsh Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Alain Sarde Producer n/a 3 3000002
Simon Channing-Williams Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eddie Marsan Actor Reg 1 1000007
Ruth Sheen Actor Lily 1 1000008
Helen Coker Actor WPC Best 1 1000009
Martin Savage Actor n/a 1 1000010
Philip Davis Actor Stan 1 1000006
Heather Craney Actor Joyce 1 1000005
Daniel Mays Actor Sid 1 1000002
Alex Kelly Actor Ethel 1 1000003
Adrian Scarborough Actor Frank 1 1000004
Sinead Matthews Actor n/a 1 1000011
Allan Corduner Actor n/a 1 1000012
Elizabeth Berrington Actor n/a 1 1000018
Peter Wight Actor Detective Inspector Webster 1 1000019
Emma Amos Actor n/a 1 1000020
Mike Leigh Director n/a 2 2000001
Liz White Actor n/a 1 1000017
Sandra Voe Actor n/a 1 1000016
Lesley Sharp Actor n/a 1 1000013
Fenella Woolgar Actor n/a 1 1000014
Lesley Manville Actor n/a 1 1000015
Imelda Staunton Actor Vera Drake 1 1000001
Synopsis
Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When she is finally found out by the authorities, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.