• Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

Mrs. Henderson Presents

Release Date: February 3rd, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2006

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

With some money in her pocket after the death of her husband, Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) buys a theater and hires the irascible theater manager Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) to run the business, despite bad blood between the two. Henderson has a hit on her hands when she decides to add beautiful nude women to the stage shows at her Windmill Theatre. Though they are touched by tragedy, Henderson and her company bravely keep the theater active during the 1940-'41 Blitz of London.

Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Christopher Guest, Anna Brewster, Rosalind Halstead

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: BBC

Keywords: Moving , London , Soldier , Transformation , Amusing , 1940s , 1930s , Competition , Inspiring , Sacrifice ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    An absolute delight from start to finish. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    In its juxtaposition of voluptuous nudity with the horrors of war, in its evocation of idealized beauty draped like gods and goddesses of Grecian art, the film invokes classical ideas about how the life force asserts itself most aggressively in the face of death. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    One of the wittiest comedies to come our way in a very long time.

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Costume Design