Tamara Drewe

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US Distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
UK Distributor:
Comedy / Drama
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Running Time:
111 mins
Stephen Frears
Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig
Tracey Seaward, Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits

Writer: Moira Buffini

DoP: Ben Davis

Editor: Mick Audsley

Production Designer: Alan MacDonald

Costume Designer: Consolata Boyle

Casting Director: Leo Davis

Tamara Drewe
Tamara Drewe

This is the contemporary tale of a Londoner returning home to the country – and to her past. Tamara is a sexy, feisty, journalist. When her estranged mother dies, she finds herself in charge of selling the old house – which means a trip back to an old village, and some familiar faces.

Village life is dangerously shaken up with the arrival of the smolderingly beautiful Tamara. Once an ugly duckling, she’s reinvented herself as an irresistible femme fatale (with the help of cosmetic surgery) and is barely recognizable to the locals or her old flame, Andy. As she ignites a trail of envy and lust and gossip, Andy watches Tamara, trying to catch a glimpse of the girl he was once in love with…

Tamara is the ultimate modern girl; but for all her independence, ambition and sex appeal it’s actually the vulnerable, shy fish-out-of-water underneath that make her story funny, moving and very human.

'Wickedly funny, smartly scripted and perfectly cast - simply marvellous.' METRO

Stephen Frears began his distinguished career working at George Devine's Royal Court, a theatre company devoted to new writing on contemporary themes. He then entered the cinema as an assistant to the leading directors of the British new wave,...

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Bottom Line: Bright and amusing comedy about the foibles and loves of writers in bucolic Hardy country.

A film claiming to be a literary comedy set in England's West Country and based loosely on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd"...

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WestEnd Films, the London-based sales and film financing outfit, has closed a number of deals on Stephen Frears’ new feature, Tamara Drewe.

The film, a live-action drama based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel and starring Gemma Arterton,...

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British helmer Stephen Frears has officially signed on to direct a live-action feature adaptation of Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel "Tamara Drewe."

Brit thesp Gemma Arterton will play Drewe, a sexy flirt who returns to her small...

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Release information

US Distributor

Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: 08.10.2010

UK Distributor

Release Date: 10.09.2010

French Distributor

Release Date: 14.07.2010
Box Office to date - €3.7M

German Distributor

Release Date: 30.12.2010


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