Bambino Mio (BBC-1 1994 with Julie Walters and Georges Corraface)

In Bambino Mio Julie Walters, gives one of the most powerful performances of her career in this dramatic story of one woman’s heartbreaking search for the child she cannot have. Alice (Walters) is a 40 year-old rich, beautiful Englishwoman, who lives in an idyllic French chateau with her younger lover. Although happy enough with her daily life, she is haunted by her inability to have children and by local laws, which do not allow single women to adopt.

When she hears a friend has adopted a baby from a Central American country, Alice begins a long and painful struggle to find a child of her own. Bambino Mio also stars Georges Corraface and John McArdle. The script is by Oscar-winning writer Colin Welland.

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production details
UK / BBC-1 / 1×85 minute episode / Broadcast 6 February 1994

Writer: Colin Welland / Music: Stephen Warbeck / Design: Roger Cann / Producer: Kenith Trodd / Director: Edward Bennett

Series: Screen One / Broadcast as a one off between seasons five and six.

Julie Walters as Alice
Georges Corraface as Jean-Paul
John McArdle as Harry
Orlando Urdaneta as Luis
Sophia Diaz as Pilar
Sophie De La Rochefoucauld as Nicole
Mirlady Valcillo as Chico (Venezuela)
Jacob Scipio as Chico (Europe)
Philippe Gonzales as Chico (Europe)
Roger Bret as Priest
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé as Stepmother
Colette Charbonneau as Veronique
Marianne Borgo as Banker
Don Crann as Psychologist
Joy Richardson as Angela

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