Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Mrs. Henderson Presents
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Period
Keywords 1930s, 1940s, ensemble, showbiz, theater
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eleanor Fazan Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Andrew Dunn Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Lucia Zucchetti Editor n/a 172 7000001
George Fenton Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Samantha Helen Black Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000005
Claudia Parker Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Laurence Borg Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Kevan Van Thompson Line Producer n/a 161 5000003
Stuart Renfrew Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Lorraine Fennell Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Leo Davis Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Debbie Astell Choreographer n/a 120803 17000002
Graham Longhurst Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Christopher Longhurst Special Effects n/a 168 23000002
Phil Symes Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Peter Lindsay Sound Sound Recordist 120816 14000001
Jenny Shircore Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Martin Sherman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sandy Powell Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jenny Shircore Hair Hair Design 120794 13000002
Tony Woolard Art Director n/a 183 9000003
David Rose Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Rosalind Halstead Actor n/a 1 1000008
Natalia Tena Actor Peggy 1 1000009
Sarah Solemani Actor Vera 1 1000010
Anna Brewster Actor Doris 1 1000011
Camille O'Sullivan Actor Jane 1 1000007
Thelma Barlow Actor Lady Conway 1 1000006
Bob Hoskins Actor Vivian Van Damm 1 1000002
Will Young Actor Bertie 1 1000003
Christopher Guest Actor Lord Cromer 1 1000004
Kelly Reilly Actor Maureen 1 1000005
Doraly Rosen Actor Maggie 1 1000012
Stephen Frears Director n/a 2 2000001
Tracey Scoffield Executive Producer (BBC Films) 174 3000006
Francois Ivernel Executive Producer (Pathe) 174 3000007
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer (Pathe) 174 3000008
Kathryn Rose Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
David M. Thompson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Bob Hoskins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Norma Heyman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Laurie Borg Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Aukin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Judi Dench Actor Laura Henderson 1 1000001
Synopsis
London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson, a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she's bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway, is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing charitable works? But, to the shock of her friends she instead buys a theatre--the Windmill Theatre in the heart of Soho. She knows nothing about running it, so she hires a manager: enter Vivian Van Damm. Their love-hate relationship sparks fireworks--and historic innovations in British theatre. Van Damm's idea is "Revuedeville" or non-stop entertainment. It is a first, and the Windmill is packed--until other theatres copy it. Then it's Laura's turn to devise another first--put naked girls on stage! But as the bombing of London begins, the government threatens to close the theatre. Mrs. Henderson's fighting spirit is revealed--and so is the secret that drew her to the Windmill in the first place.