• 22Jan
    Categories: Movies & TV Comments Off on Miss Potter

    Went to see this film yesterday afternoon… I spent the second half permanently wiping tears from my eyes!! It was beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted and extremely touching. Renée Zellweger never ceases to surprise me, here she was looking all ruddy complexioned and outdoorsy with a perfect English accent, not a hint of Texan. Ewan McGregor was also brilliant as her publisher.

    I read Beatrix Potter’s books as a child and loved the ballet which was made (no idea when that was) but it is a long time since I’ve been familiar with Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher, Peter Rabbit and friends. Her drawings were exquisite and she had a magical imagination. She is the bestselling childrens author of all time apparently and had to fight free from the constraints of her upbringing, parents expectations to become a very pioneering woman in the early 20th century. I am so glad her amazing life has been brought to the big screen with such sensitivity for all to enjoy and learn from.

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