Turtle Diary Poster

Release Date: 1985

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Neara (Glenda Jackson) is a successful children's book author with a bad case of writer's block, so she looks to aquatic life for inspiration. At a London aquarium she chances on William (Ben Kingsley), a diffident bookseller with an enthusiasm for turtles. Musing over the hopelessly confined state of a group of tank-dwelling sea turtles, Neara and William, with the help of sympathetic zookeeper George (Michael Gambon), conspire to break the turtles free from captivity.

Cast: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson, Michael Gambon, Rosemary Leach, Eleanor Bron, Harriet Walter, Jeroen Krabbe

Director: John Irvin

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: England, Charming, London, Underdog, Rescue, Endearing, 1980s, Friendship, Transformation, Love