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Inspired by a true story set in Victorian England, a tale charting the life of Beatrix Potter--a literary phenomenon of the early 20th century. At a time when most young women of her class aimed only to make a good marriage, Beatrix became an iconic figure, swimming quietly, but with great fortitude, against the tide. She created a series of books and characters that are as beloved today as they were a hundred years ago, and since their publication they have never been out of print. She was also a distinguished painter and--had she been a man--her botanical drawings would have been snapped up by the Royal Horticultural Society at Kew Gardens. In addition, by the time she died in 1943, Beatrix Potter had purchased vast swathes of the Lake District that she left to the then fledgling British conservation trust, the National Trust. That so much of this glorious countryside that inspired her, remains as it was in Beatrix Potter’s day for others to enjoy, is her bequest to the nation.


Director Credit
Chris Noonan Director

Cast Credit
Renee Zellweger Beatrix Potter
Ewan McGregor
Emily Watson Millie Warne
Perdita Weeks Young Beatrix
Bill Paterson Rupert Potter
Lloyd Owen William Heelis
Richard Mulholland Ashton Clifford
Barbara Flynn Mrs. Potter
Matyelok Gibbs Miss Wiggin
Anton Lesser Harold Warne
David Bamber Fruing Warne
Phyllida Law Mrs. Warne