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Daphne (BBC Drama, Geraldine Somerville, Janet McTeer)



One off biographical drama Daphne told the life story of author Daphne Du Maurier (Geraldine Somerville), celebrating the centenary of her birth. The drama focused on her relationships with American heiress, Ellen Doubleday (Elizabeth McGovern), and her life-changing love affair with the fun loving actress Gertrude Lawrence (Janet McTeer).

Cast: Geraldine Somerville (Daphne Du Maurier), Elizabeth McGovern (Ellen Doubleday), Janet McTeer (Gertrude Lawrence), Andrew Havill (Tommy Browning), Christopher Malcolm (Nelson Doubleday), Malcolm Sinclair (Noel Coward), Elliot Naylor (Kits), Meg Dixon (Flavia), Tim Ahern (Dickie), Nicholas Murchie (Prosecutor), Felicity Montagu (Director ‘September Tide’), Jay Taylor (Actor ‘September Tide’), Coral Beed (Actress ‘September Tide’), Jenny Howe (Tod), Natalie Best (Maid)

Writer: Amy Jenkins / Music: Tom Smail / Executive Producer: Kim Thomas / Producer and Director: Clare Beavan

UK / BBC Two /1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 12 May 2007