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Miss Potter Details


The true story of the woman who created some of the most beloved characters in children's literature comes to the screen in this drama leavened with elements of comedy and romance. Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger) is a imaginative but gently eccentric woman living in the socially and intellectually confining circumstances of Victorian England. Potter's wealthy parents are eager for her to marry a successful man and settle down, but she has ideas of her own, and has been writing and illustrating a series of stories for children centered around a character she calls Peter Rabbit. Potter's efforts to find a publisher for her stories prove difficult, but in time she finds a firm who agrees to give her book a chance, and Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) is put in charge of the project. While Warne is new to the publishing game, he believes Potter has great talent and potential, and throws himself into the work with enthusiasm. A strong personal bond grows between Potter and Warne, and in time he asks her to marry him; however, Beatrix's parents do not approve of Norman, and she is forced to choose between her mother and father and the man she loves. Norman's sister Mille (Emily Watson) urges Beatrix to follow her heart, and she accepts Norman's proposal, but fate has other plans. Miss Potter was directed by Chris Noonan, who created an international sensation with his first feature film, Chris Noonan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 29, 2006


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Renée Zellweger Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2006 Nominee


Renée Zellweger
as Beatrix Potter
Ewan McGregor
as Norman Warne
Emily Watson
as Millie Warne
Barbara Flynn
as Mrs. Potter
Bill Paterson
as Rupert Potter
Matyelok Gibbs
as Miss Wiggin
Lloyd Owen
as William Heelis
Anton Lesser
as Harold Warne
David Bamber
as Fruing Warne
Jane How
Phyllida Law
as Mrs. Warne
Richard Mulholland
Lucy Boynton
as Young Beatrix
Justin McDonald
Oliver Jenkins


Chris Noonan
Mike Medavoy
Arnie Messer
David Kirschner
David Thwaites
Corey Sienega
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Andrew Dunn
Nigel Westlake
Composer (Music Score)
Maggie Rodford
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robin Sales
Martin Childs
Production Designer
Mark Raggett
Supervising Art Director
Grant Armstrong
Art Director
Colin Vaines
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Steve Christian
Executive Producer
Louis Phillips
Executive Producer
Renée Zellweger
Executive Producer
Nigel Wooll
Executive Producer
Tina Jones
Set Decorator
Anthony Powell
Costume Designer
Guy Heeley
First Assistant Director
Sue Lefton
Priscilla John
Clare Norman
Visual Effects Supervisor
Simon Stanley-Clamp
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lisa Westcott
Lisa Westcott
Hair Styles
Rachel Portman
Additional Music
Andy Caller
Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Pryke
Re-Recording Mixer
Brendan Nicholson
Re-Recording Mixer