• 84 Charing Cross Road (2007)

84 Charing Cross Road

Release Date: April 30th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

New York City bibliophile Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) writes to the London bookshop Marks & Co in search of some titles she has not been able to turn up locally. Store manager Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) responds politely to her chatty letter, and over the course of two decades, a deep, long-distance friendship evolves. Based on Hanff's epistolary memoir and its later two-person stage adaptation, the film version incorporates new characters, including Doel's wife, Nora (Judi Dench).

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer, Maurice Denham, Eleanor David, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Gerroll

Director: David Jones

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brooksfilms

Keywords: 1970s, Heartwarming, 1940s, Transformation, Friendship, 1960s, Wife, New York City, Friend, 1950s, London

Awards

Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)