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Plot, Details & Awards

Miss Potter

Rated PG for brief mild language.

PG In Theaters 12/29/2006 , 92min.
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Plot & Details

The true story of the woman who created some of the most beloved characters in children's literature comes to the screen in this drama leavened with elements of comedy and romance. Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger) is a imaginative but gently eccentric woman living in the socially and intellectually confining circumstances of Victorian England. Potter's wealthy parents are eager for her to marry a successful man and settle down, but she has ideas of her own, and has been writing and illustrating a series of stories for children centered around a character she calls Peter Rabbit. Potter's efforts to find a publisher for her stories prove difficult, but in time she finds a firm who agrees to give her book a chance, and Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) is put in charge of the project. While Warne is new to the publishing game, he believes Potter has great talent and potential, and throws himself into the work with enthusiasm. A strong personal bond grows between Potter and Warne, and in time he asks her to marry him; however, Beatrix's parents do not approve of Norman, and she is forced to choose between her mother and father and the man she loves. Norman's sister Mille (Emily Watson) urges Beatrix to follow her heart, and she accepts Norman's proposal, but fate has other plans. Miss Potter was directed by Chris Noonan, who created an international sensation with his first feature film, Babe.


Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Renée Zellweger Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Women Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Women Film Critics Circle Best Live Action Family Film Won

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