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Nigel Cole directs the feel-good comedy Calendar Girls, based on the true story of a group of working-class British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar in order to raise more than 500-thousand pounds for a new leukemia unit. The film follows the adventures of best friends Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Julie Walters), both members of the charitable Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire. After Annie's husband John (John Alderton) succumbs to leukemia, the friends are motivated to take some action. They convince the group to craft a tastefully nude calendar featuring the usual ladies' activities of gardening and baking, as photographed by the young amateur Lawrence (Philip Glenister). Despite the disapproval of the Institute's leader Marie (Geraldine James), the calendar quickly becomes a best-seller and leads the group to Hollywood. Ciaran Hinds appears as Chris' husband Rod Harper. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:December 19, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helen Mirren Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Nominee

Crew

Nigel Cole
Director
Nick Barton
Producer
Suzanne Mackie
Producer
Juliette Towhidi
Screenwriter
Tim Firth
Screenwriter
Ashley Rowe
Cinematographer
Liz Gallagher
Musical Direction/Supervision
Patrick Doyle
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Parker
Editor
Martin Childs
Production Designer
Mark Raggett
Art Director
Steve Clark-Hall
Co-producer
Frances Tempest
Costume Designer
Tim Fraser
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Single
Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Cavagin
Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Saban
First Assistant Director
Gail Stevens
Casting
Jackie Burch
Casting
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