Ballet Shoes

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Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, and Lucy Boynton headline director Sandra Goldbacher's made-for-television adaptation of author Noel Streatfield's classic novel of the same name. The setting is 1930s London. Orphans Pauline Watson, Petrova Paige, and Posy Fossil Boynton have all been adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Brown aka "Gum", and raised as sisters by Brown's benevolent niece Sylvia Emilia Fox. Before the three girls get to know their adventurous adoptive father, however, Gum vanishes for over a decade. ...
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Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, and Lucy Boynton headline director Sandra Goldbacher's made-for-television adaptation of author Noel Streatfield's classic novel of the same name. The setting is 1930s London. Orphans Pauline Watson, Petrova Paige, and Posy Fossil Boynton have all been adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Brown aka "Gum", and raised as sisters by Brown's benevolent niece Sylvia Emilia Fox. Before the three girls get to know their adventurous adoptive father, however, Gum vanishes for over a decade. Though her faithful retainer, Nana Victoria Wood, does her best to keep the family afloat, Sylvia simply can't keep up with the demands of raising a family, and her health begins to deteriorate. Eventually, faced with dwindling financial resources, she decides to take in lodgers. Those who arrive as household guests include the lively academics Dr. Smith Harriet Walter and Dr. Jakes Gemma Jones, plus curvy dance instructor Theo Dane Lucy Cohu and kind-but-pensive Mr. Simpson Marc Warren. As the nontraditional family begins to see their lives changed by these new arrivals in ways that they never anticipated, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy enroll in the local theater school and set about establishing themselves as stars of the stage. But while Pauline dreams of becoming a world-famous actress and Posy longs to grow into a graceful ballerina, Petrova just wants to take to the sky as an aviator.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • UPC: 741952657798
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emilia Fox Sylvia
Emma Watson Pauline Fossil
Yasmin Paige Petrova Fossil
Lucy Boynton Posy Fossil
Richard Griffiths Great Uncle Matthew
Victoria Wood Nana
Marc Warren Mr. Simpson
Lucy Cohu Theo Dane
Gemma Jones Dr. Jakes
Harriet Walter Dr. Smith
Eileen Atkins Madama Fidolia
Heather Nicol Winifred
Mary Stockley Miss Jay
Teresa Churcher Clara
Skye Bennett Young Sylvia
Peter Bowles Sir Donald Houghton
Don Gallagher Mr. French
Gresby Nash Leopold Neville
Adrian Lester Mr. Sholsky
Technical Credits
Sandra Goldbacher Director
Peter Breenhalgh Cinematographer
Michele Buck Executive Producer
Adam Recht Editor
Kevin Sargent Score Composer
Jeff Tessler Production Designer
Heidi Thomas Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
Damien Timmer Executive Producer
Piers Wenger Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BBC's Ballet Shoes (2007) DVD Review

    Ballet Shoes is a truly beautiful movie. Being a fan of the original book by Noel Streatfeild, I was very happy to hear that the BBC was doing an adaptation for television. This is not your typical made-for-TV movie. All the actors and actresses, no matter how brief a role, stand out, especially the lovely Emma Watson and Lucy Boynton as Pauline and Posy Fossil, respectively. They are joined by a cast of other top-notch british actors, including several from the Harry Potter films, namely Richard Griffiths and Gemma Jones. Their performances are superb and lend a perfect theatrical air to the film. The whole package is very authentic 1930's with lavish costumes and scenery. The overall story is faithful to the book, with a few minor improvements. ANYONE who enjoys good family films would like Ballet Shoes, and I strongly recommend it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent movie

    Excellent movie, and very pleased I bought it.

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