Calendar Girls. Image shows from L to R: Annie (Julie Walters), Chris (Helen Mirren). Copyright: Calendar Girls Productions
Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

  • 2003 film

Gentle comedy drama based on the true story of 11 ladies from Yorkshire who stripped off for a charity calendar. Stars Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie and more.

Calendar Girls. Copyright: Calendar Girls Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2003
Stars
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Philip Glenister, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie and more
Writers
Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
Director
Nigel Cole
Producers
Suzanne Mackie, Nick Barton, Steve Clark-Hall and Nik Powell
Companies

Based on a true story, Calendar Girls tells the fictionalised story of a group of Women's Institute members from a small town in Yorkshire who determine to produce a calendar with a difference.

When the husband of a key member of the Women's Institute Knapely branch dies from leukaemia, her friends rally around. Having suffered many an uninspiring W.I. event over the years and experienced outdated furniture in a relatives' room at the local hospital, they decide to do something a little different to raise money to refurbish the room. It is not long before a calendar with rather different vistas from country views is born!

As the women struggle against some local opposition, family problems and W.I. objections to get the calendar made, they find themselves bonded and torn in unexpected ways, before a trip to Hollywood and America's evening chat show circuit threatens to destroy their friendships for good.

But who can say no to a bag of chips?

Additional details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
108 minutes
UK release
Friday 5th September 2003
UK premiere
Tuesday 2nd September 2003
Distributors

Buena Vista

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 26th December 2021 at 12:45pm on C5
  • Saturday 4th September 2021 at 9:45am on 5Star
  • Saturday 28th August 2021 at 6:45pm on 5Star

Recording details

  • Yorkshire, London and Los Angeles - Filmed on location

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