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Hyde Park on Hudson

December 7th 2012
  • Comedy/Historical,
  • R,
  • 94 min,
  • Focus Features
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  • Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Blake Ritson, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Eleanor Bron, Samuel West, Elizabeth Wilson, Jonathan Brewer, Mark Badham, Martin McDougall, Andrew Havill, Morgan Deare, Buffy Davis, Sam Creed, Nancy Baldwin, Jeff Mash, Guy Paul, Tommy Campbell, Nell Mooney, Kumiko Konishi, Samantha Dakin, Parker Sawyers, Robert G. Slade, Robert Clayton, Tim Ahern, Nathanjohn Carter
  • Director: Roger Michell
  • Writer: Richard Nelson
  • Producers: David Aukin, Kevin Loader
  • Art Direction: Mark Raggett
  • Castings: Ellen Lewis, Gail Stevens
  • Costume Design: Dinah Collin
  • D.O.P.: Lol Crawley
  • Editor: Nicolas Gaster
  • Makeup: Norma Webb
  • Music: Jeremy Sams
  • Production Design: Simon Bowles
  • Set Decoration: Celia Bobak

Storyline

In June of 1939, King George VI and his wife, the Queen Consort Elizabeth (parents of the current Queen Elizabeth II) made a visit to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's country estate in Hyde Park, New York. At the same time, the President was growing closer to his distant cousin and eventual mistress, Margaret Suckley. No British monarch had ever visited the U.S. before, and Roosevelt hoped to bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of World War II, which broke out less than three months later.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: London, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Brief sexuality
  • Production Budget: $6 million
  • Production Companies: Daybreak Pictures, Film Four, Free Range Films
  • Production Schedule: July 2011 - September 2011

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Trivia

2012 Guide Analysis: "An adaptation of Richard Nelson's radio play and set in June 1939, the big draw of Roger Michell's film adaptation is what will likely be a potential awards-calibre performance from Bill Murray playing U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The story itself follows the love affair between the married FDR and his distant cousin Margaret 'Daisy' Suckley. Here the action is set on a weekend in 1939 when King George VI and then Princess Elizabeth visited upstate New York.

In reality the exact nature of FDR and Daisy's relationship has never been confirmed, but there is considerable evidence it was more than just friendship. The film is expected to stick close to the radio play, while the casting is top notch - especially the great talents of Linney and Williams as the other parts of this love triangle."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 26 December 2012: Australia
  • 10 January 2013: Greece, Netherlands, Portugal
  • 11 January 2013: Brazil, Norway
  • 24 January 2013: Russia
  • 1 February 2013: Ireland, Sweden, UK
  • 14 February 2013: Denmark
  • 27 February 2013: Belgium, France
  • 28 February 2013: Germany
  • 1 March 2013: Spain
  • 21 March 2013: Argentina
  • 28 March 2013: New Zealand