Release Date: October 10th, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2005
R|2 hr 5 min
In 1950s England, housekeeper Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is a kindly wife and mother who offers selfless devotion and unwavering care to her family, which includes her husband (Philip Davis) and two grown children (Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays). However, unknown to her friends and family, Drake provides abortions to local women with unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities learn of her illegal activities, Drake loses the admiration of many around her -- and possibly her freedom.
Director: Mike Leigh
Production Co: Film Council, Thin Man Films, Studio Canal
Distributors: Fine Line Features