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Enid is a 2009 British biographical television film first broadcast on 16 November on BBC Four. Directed by James Hawes it is based on the life of children's writer Enid Blyton, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. The film introduced the two main lovers of Blyton's life. Her first husband Hugh Pollock, who was also her publisher, was played by Matthew Macfadyen. Kenneth Darrell Waters, a London surgeon who became Blyton's second husband, was portrayed by Denis Lawson. The film explored how the orderly, reassuringly clear worlds Blyton created within her stories contrasted with the complexity of her own personal life.

Directed byJames Hawes
Produced bySally Woodward Gentle
Lee Morris
Eleanor Moran
Jamie Laurenson
Written byLindsay Shapero
StarringHelena Bonham Carter
Matthew Macfadyen
Denis Lawson
Music byNicholas Hooper
CinematographyMatt Gray
Edited byRichard Cox
Distributed byBBC Four
Release date
16 November 2009
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom




Award Result Category Recipient
Broadcasting Press Guild Won Best Single Drama Enid
Nominated Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter
BAFTA TV Awards Nominated
International Emmy Award Won International Emmy Award for best actress


The film was filmed in London and Surrey in Britain.[1] The film is a "major one-off" drama for Carnival Film & Television for BBC Four.


  1. ^ (4 January 2009). "Bonham Carter on the set of 'Enid Blyton'". Retrieved 4 February 2009.

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