Hattie (film)

Hattie is a television film about the life of British comic actress Hattie Jacques, played by Ruth Jones, her marriage to John Le Mesurier (Robert Bathurst) and her affair with their lodger John Schofield (Aidan Turner).[1] First broadcast in January 2011, it became the most watched programme on BBC Four ever and defeated biopic The Curse of Steptoe, which had held the record since 2008.[2] Jacques' son Robin Le Mesurier later described Jones' performance as "(having) captured my mother perfectly".[3]

Based onHattie: The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques
by Andy Merriman
Written byStephen Russell
Directed byDan Zeff
StarringRuth Jones
Robert Bathurst
Aidan Turner
Theme music composerStephen McKeon
ProducersSeb Barwell
Richard Osborne
CinematographyIan Moss
EditorLois Bygrave
Running time85 minutes
Production companyAngel Eye Media
Original networkBBC Four
Original release19 January 2011 (2011-01-19)
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  1. ^ "Hattie – introduction". BBC.co.uk. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Hattie carries on with biggest ever BBC4 audience". BBC.co.uk. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ Henry, Graham (17 January 2011). "'Ruth has captured my mum Hattie perfectly'; star's son praises actress' portrayal of comedy icon". The Western Mail.

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