Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

Philomena Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The title character of Stephen Frears' Philomena is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. Philomena screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 2013

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Steve Coogan Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Steve Coogan Best Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steve Coogan Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Judi Dench Best Actress 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Judi Dench Best Actress 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Judi Dench Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Judi Dench Best Actress 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jeff Pope Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jeff Pope Best Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeff Pope Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexandre Desplat Best Score 2013 Nominee

Cast

Judi Dench
as Philomena Lee
Steve Coogan
as Martin Sixsmith
Ruth McCabe
as Mother Barbara
Barbara Jefford
as Sister Hildegarde
Mare Winningham
as Mary
Michelle Fairley
as Sally Mitchell
Peter Hermann
as Pete Olsson
Kate Fleetwood
as Young Sister Hildegarde
Sean Mahon
as Michael
Charlie Murphy
as Kathleen
Sara Stewart
as Marcia Weller
Nicholas Jones
as Dr. Robert
Frankie McCafferty
as Barman
Amber Batty
as Marge
Elliot Levey
as Alex

Crew

Stephen Frears
Director
Gabrielle Tana
Producer
Tracey Seaward
Producer
Steve Coogan
Producer
Steve Coogan
Screenwriter
Jeff Pope
Screenwriter
Robbie Ryan
Cinematographer
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
Valerio Bonelli
Editor
Alan Macdonald
Production Designer
Rod McLean
Supervising Art Director
Heather Greenlees
Art Director
Henry Normal
Executive Producer
Carolyn Marks-Blackwood
Executive Producer
Cameron Mccracken
Executive Producer
François Ivernel
Executive Producer
Christine Langan
Executive Producer
Barbara Herman-Skelding
Set Decorator
Consolata Boyle
Costume Designer
Susan Kessel
Set Decorator
Timothy Bird
First Assistant Director
Deborah Saban
First Assistant Director
Leo Davis
Casting
Dennis Towns
Sound Mixer
Cathy Mooney
Production Manager
Lissy Holm
Casting
Dominique Lemonnier
Music Producer
Adam Gascoyne
Visual Effects Supervisor
Oliver Tarney
Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Burdon
Re-Recording Mixer
Lydia Benaim
Key Hairstylist
LuAnn Claps
Key Make-up
Norma Webb
Key Make-up
Norma Webb
Key Hairstylist
Naomi Donne
Makeup
Naomi Donne
Hair Designer
Alison Rosa
Second Assistant Director
Advertisement