Mrs. Henderson Presents


1h 43m 2004

Brief Synopsis

London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson, a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she's bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway, is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing ch

Film Details

Also Known As
Madame Henderson présente, Mrs Henderson presenterar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson, a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she's bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway, is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing charitable works? But, to the shock of her friends she instead buys a theatre--the Windmill Theatre in the heart of Soho. She knows nothing about running it, so she hires a manager: enter Vivian Van Damm. Their love-hate relationship sparks fireworks--and historic innovations in British theatre. Van Damm's idea is "Revuedeville" or non-stop entertainment. It is a first, and the Windmill is packed--until other theatres copy it. Then it's Laura's turn to devise another first--put naked girls on stage! But as the bombing of London begins, the government threatens to close the theatre. Mrs. Henderson's fighting spirit is revealed--and so is the secret that drew her to the Windmill in the first place.

Film Details

Also Known As
Madame Henderson présente, Mrs Henderson presenterar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2005
Judi Dench

Best Costume Design

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005

Expanded Release in United States January 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video April 18, 2006

Released in United States November 2004

Miramax acquired distribution rights in muliple territories for a reported sum of $10 million.

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005

Expanded Release in United States January 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video April 18, 2006

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screening) November 4-14, 2004.)

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Acting By An Ensemble by the National Board of Review (NBR).