• The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

The Patricia Neal Story

Release Date: 1981

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

This movie is based on the true story of American actress Patricia Neal (Glenda Jackson), who suffers a series of strokes while pregnant. Under the guidance of her husband, renowned English author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde), Neal begins to heal, but it seems unlikely that she will fully regain her ability to speak and walk. Remarkably, Neal makes significant progress, in part due to Dahl's prodding, and she also manages to keep her unborn daughter healthy.

Cast: Glenda Jackson, Dirk Bogarde, Ken Kercheval, Jane Merrow, John Reilly, Mildred Dunnock, Sydney Penny, Robby Kiger

Director: Anthony Harvey , Anthony Page

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Inspiring, England, Love, Marriage, Emotional, Husband, New York City, Wife, Sacrifice, 1960s

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Special
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television