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Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children's homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.

  • Release date:October 21, 2011

Cast

Hugo Weaving
as Jack
David Wenham
as Len
Aisling Loftus
as Susie
Stuart Wolfenden
as Bill
Lorraine Ashbourne
as Nicky
Molly Windsor
as Rachel
Federay Holmes
as Charlotte
Richard Dillane
as Merv
Kate Rutter
as Vera
Marg Downey
as Miss Hutchison
Tanya Myers
as Joan
Russell Dykstra
as Dan
Tara Morice
as Pauline
Geoff Morrell
as Walter
Barbara Marten
as Mary
Neil Melville
as Monsignor
Neil Pigot
as James
Eliza Lovell
as Hotel Receptionist
Tim Goodman
as Government Official 1
Mark Jardine
as Charity Rep 3
Marcus Eyre
as Graham

Crew

Jim Loach
Director
Jim Loach
Producer
Emile Sherman
Producer
Iain Canning
Producer
Camilla Bray
Producer
Denson Baker
Cinematographer
Lisa Gerrard
Composer (Music Score)
Dany Cooper
Editor
Melinda Doring
Production Designer
Jane Levick
Art Director
Suzanne Alizart
Executive Producer
Mark Gooder
Executive Producer
Sharon Menzies
Executive Producer
Rebecca O'Brien
Executive Producer
Cappi Ireland
Costume Designer
Nikki Barrett
Casting
Kahleen Crawford
Casting
Michael McMenomy
Sound Effects Editor
Andrew Plain
Supervising Sound Editor
Ken Loach
Screenplay Consultant
Joan Schneider
Line Producer
Mariot Kerr
Costumes Supervisor
Sarah Abbey
Location Manager
Gethin Creagh
Re-Recording Mixer
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