November 22nd 2013
  • Drama/Historical,
  • PG-13,
  • 98 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin, Simone Lahbib, Charles Edwards, Wunmi Mosaku, Sean Mahon, Neve Gachev, Nichola Fynn, Alan Davis, Ruth McCabe, Nicholas Jones, Cathy Belton, Paris Arrowsmith, Xavier Atkins, Mai Arwas, Dónal Haughey, Charissa Shearer, D.J. McGrath
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Writers: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith
  • Producers: Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana
  • Executive Producers: Carolyn Marks Blackwood, François Ivernel, Christine Langan, Cameron McCracken, Henry Normal
  • Art Direction: Rod McLean
  • Costume Design: Consolata Boyle
  • D.O.P.: Robbie Ryan
  • Editor: Valerio Bonelli
  • Makeup: Andrea Finch
  • Music: Alexandre Desplat
  • Production Design: Alan MacDonald
  • Set Decoration: Barbara Herman-Skelding


A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: London, UK; Maryland, USA; Rostrevor, Ireland; Washington DC, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some language
  • Production Companies: BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, British Film Institute, Magnolia Mae Films, Pathé
  • Production Schedule: 29 October 2012 - 7 January 2013

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 November 2013: Ireland, Iceland, UK
  • 28 November 2013: Denmark
  • 6 December 2013: Finland, Sweden
  • 19 December 2013: Italy
  • 26 December 2013: Hungary
  • 8 January 2014: France
  • 13 February 2014: Netherlands
  • 27 February 2014: Germany