Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Without so much as severance pay, Miss Pettigrew realizes that she must--for the first time in two decades--seize the day. This she does, by intercepting an employment as

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Without so much as severance pay, Miss Pettigrew realizes that she must--for the first time in two decades--seize the day. This she does, by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level--as "social secretary." Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu--and, within hours, living it up. Taking the "social secretary" designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate a love life and career, both of which are complicated by the three men in Delysia's orbit; devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is blushingly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe--the one person who senses that the new "social secretary" may be out of her element, and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.

Crew

Amy Adams

Song Performer

Francesco Alberico

Hair Stylist

Louie Alexander

Film Lab

Jaume Arteman

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Aslam

Assistant Costume Designer

Pip Ayers

Production

Ben Baker

Film Lab

Jules Baker-smith

Assistant

Dave Ballard

Driver

Adrian Banton

Digital Effects Artist

Harry Barnes

Foley Editor

Joshua Barraud

Props

Chris Barrett

Music

Simon Beaufoy

Screenplay

Mike Beaven

Driver

James Bellamy

Music Editor

Kellie Belle

Clearance Coordinator

Mark Bellett

Driver

Nellie Bellflower

Producer

Christine Bergren

Music

Mark Bewley

Plasterer

Mark Billingham

Props

Allan Bradshaw

Driver

Emma Brazier

Accounting Assistant

Dave Brennan

Electrician

Oliver Brierley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Clare Brody

Software Engineer

Anthony Brookman

Costumer

Kerry Brown

Photography

Erika Bruning

Film Lab

Debbie Bryant

Driver

Lloyd Buck

Animal Services

Anita Burger

Makeup

Kenny Burnett

Propman

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Francesca Canducci

Film Lab

Rebecca Carrigan

Production Coordinator

Rebecca Carrigan

Camera

Dan Channing-williams

Assistant Director

Netty Chapman

Art Director

Clair Chrysler

Stand-In

Raymond Churchouse

Plasterer

Roy Clarke

Driver

Jessica Cole

Assistant

Paul Conway

Adr Supervisor

Stephen Conway

Props

Gary Cook

Driver

Guy Cope

Rigging Electrician

Ian Copeland

Rotoscope Animator

John Crampton

Unit Manager

Eric D'souza

Film Lab

Andrew Gwyn Davies

Assistant Production Coordinator

Rhiannon Davies

Office Runner

James Davis

Special Effects Technician

Joy Maxwell Davis

Medic

Leo Davis

Casting Director

Laura Day

Wardrobe

John De Borman

Dp/Cinematographer

John De Borman

Director Of Photography

Gavin Dean

Art Department

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects Editor

Jerome Dewhurst

Film Lab

Gayle Dickie

Office Runner

Ben Dillon

Transportation

Miles Drake

Visual Effects

Tom Edmondson

Office Runner

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

Roy Elston

Rigging Electrician

Paul Englishby

Music Conductor

Paul Englishby

Music Producer

Paul Englishby

Music Arranger

Paul Englishby

Original Music

Paul Englishby

Music Composer

Steve Farman

Negative Cutter

Steve Farman

Film Lab

Michael Fentum

Sound Effects Editor

Alex Fielding

Sound

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Steve Finch

Gaffer

Tommy Finch

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Finn

Boom Operator

Julian Foddy

3-D Artist

Magot Forster

Costumes

Simon Fraser

Production Manager

Jane Frazer

Coproducer

Stephen Garrett

Producer

Richard Gibbs

Caterer

Alec Gibson

Color Timer

Max Glickman

Assistant Camera

Synnove Godeseth

Assistant Location Manager

Lesley Gogarty

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Leigh Gold

Assistant Camera

Merritt Gold

Assistant Camera

Hugh Goodbody

Special Effects Technician

Azzard Gordon

Digital Effects Artist

Jay Gorney

Song

Nick Gottschalk

Art Director

Arthur Holland Graley

Foley Artist

Lucie Graves

Post-Production Supervisor

George Green

Driver

Louise Green

Post-Production Accountant

Jan Greene

Other

Sarah Greenwood

Production Designer

Georgina Gunner

Wardrobe Supervisor

Tim Halloran

Stunt Performer

Fae Hammond

Hair

Peter Hanson

Visual Effects

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Jeremy Hardin

3-D Artist

Alison Harvey

Props Buyer

Sam Haviland

Office Runner

Adam Hawkes

Film Lab

Eva Hawkins

Dga Trainee

David Haynes

Painter

John Haynes

Painter

Nigel Heath

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Karsten Hecker

Film Lab

Guy Heeley

Assistant Director

Sue Hills

Script Supervisor

Joseph Hoare

Film Lab

Jan Hogevold

Visual Effects Producer

Lissy Holm

Casting Director

Mark Holt

Special Effects Supervisor

Dave Hopkin

Driver

Lee Hosken

Carpenter

Tony Hoskins

Carpenter

Andrew Hunt

Wardrobe

Mick Hurrell

Advisor

Simon Hutchings

Painter

John Inch

Film Lab

Alex Ireland

Digital Effects Artist

Ali James

Assistant Location Manager

Rebecca Jeffrey

Production Coordinator

Yan Jennings

Film Lab

David Johnston

Software Engineer

Carol Jones

Animal Services

Dave Jones

Driver

Dylan Jones

Video Assist/Playback

Paul Jones

Driver

Sandra Jones

Caterer

Martin Joy

Location Manager

Debbie Kaye

Animal Services

Beth Hearn Keech

Assistant

Paul Kelly

Rigging Electrician

Jamie Knight

Electrician

Alexandra Kosevic

Assistant

Jack Lawrence

Song

Manda Levin

Story Editor

Zoe Liang

Assistant Director

Dash Lilley

Camera Trainee

Christopher Lloyd

Editor

Esme Long

Visual Effects Producer

James Long

Software Engineer

Kevin Lowery

Film Lab

David Magee

Screenplay

Zahara Mansouri

Choreographer

Jan Maroske

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Martin

Props

Sharon Martin

Makeup

Jim Mcbride

Sound

Sandra Mccallig

Assistant Editor

Lee Mccomish

Negative Cutter

Daryn Mclaughlan

Art Director

Malcolm Mclean

Photography

Gurel Mehmet

Matte Painter

Veronica Mercano

Film Lab

Johnny Mercer

Song

Peter Mercer

Driver

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Richard Merrill

Best Boy

Elly Meyrick

Props Buyer

John Moffatt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dan Morgan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dave Morley

Medic

Niall Moroney

Art Director

Enyo Mortty

Driver

Nick Moss

Music

Chris Munro

Sound Mixer

Jack Murphy

Choreographer

Ron Nichols

Grip

Clive Noakes

Film Lab

Alex Nutton

Music

Michael O'connor

Costume Designer

Eddie O'neill

Construction

Kevin O'shea

Production Insurance

Thomas Oakman

Driver

Nick Oliver

Location Scout

Yvonne Otzen

Costumer

Lee Pace

Song Performer

Sarah Pasquali

Graphics Coordinator

James Perry

Camera Trainee

Maggie Phelan

Production Accountant

Kate Phillips

Visual Effects Producer

Emma Pill

Location Manager

Barney Pilling

Editor

Nyree Pinder

Music Coordinator

Luan Placks

Costumer

Adrian Platt

Props

Cole Porter

Song

Cole Porter

Music

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2008

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) June 18-29, 2008.

Based on the novel "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" written by Winifred Watson.

Lone Scherig previously attached to direct.

Book was first published in 1938 and was critically rediscovered in 2000 when it was reissued in Britain by Persephone Books.

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2008

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2008

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) June 18-29, 2008.)