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Oranges and Sunshine Details


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


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
Tony Mack
as TV Interviewer
Neil Pigot
as James
Eliza Lovell
as Hotel Receptionist
Tim Goodman
as Government Official 1
Mark Jardine
as Charity Rep 3
Adam Morgan
as Shouting Man
Marcus Eyre
as Graham


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

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