Tamara Drewe. Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton). Copyright: Ruby Films / WestEnd Films.

Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe

Film adapted from the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds about a newspaper writer who returns to her childhood home in the country

Genre
Film
Released
2010
Creator
Posy Simmonds
Starring
Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Jessica Barden, Charlotte Christie and others
Writer
Moira Buffini
Director
Stephen Frears
Producers
Alison Owen, Tracey Seaward and Paul Trijbits

Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) is a young newspaper writer currently living in London. She has decided to return to her country home in the small village of Ewedown, where she learns that her childhood home is to be sold.

For the locals, the return of Tamara comes as something of a shock. Once considered the ugly ducking of Ewedown, Tamara has become glamarous (with the help of plastic surgery) and uses this to her advantage, reinventing herself as a femme-fatale.

It soon works as she attracts the attention of three men: romantic novelist and cheating husband Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam), self-important rock star Ben Sergeant (Dominic Cooper) and Tamara's ex-boyfriend Andy Cobb (Luke Evans).

Production Details

UK certificate
15
Duration
111 minutes
Release date
10th September, 2010
Premiere
18 May, 2010, Cannes Film Festival
Production companies
Soundtrack
Original music by Alexandre Desplat.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Friday 20th December 2013 at 11:05pm on BBC2

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