The Windmill & Quality British Historical Drama: Mrs Henderson Presents

Resource:

Mrs Henderson Presents trailer available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X858gLx6kuc [accessed 16/04/2017]

Starring great British institutions such as Dame Judy Dench and Bob Hoskins & directed by Stephen Frears (director of The Queen (2006) and Florence Foster Jenkins  (2016)), the 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents was clearly intended to be a quality, British historical drama aimed at a primarily middle aged plus and middle brow audience.

A cheeky but ultimately uncontroversial narrative, whose tone was similar to that of other nostalgic, distinctly (& marketably) British mainstream films its  historic, wartime setting, gentle humour and cast of respected, British actors was intended appeal to mainstream audiences in the UK and abroad.

 

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