Release Date: 10/08/2004 Drama, Foreign

Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When she is finally found out by the authorities, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.
Cast: Imelda Staunton , Daniel Mays , Alex Kelly , Adrian Scarborough , Heather Craney , Jim Broadbent , Phil Davis

Director: Mike Leigh , Dick Pope

Producer: Simon Channing-Williams , Robert Jones , Gail Egan , Duncan Reid