Philomena


1h 35m 2013

Brief Synopsis

Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Ant

Film Details

Also Known As
Filomena, Philomena - Határtalan szeretet, Philomena Lee, Tajemnica Filomeny, Umudun Pesinde
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Washington, D.C., USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Anthony for adoption in America. Lee, who was forced to sign a document promising "never to seek to know" what happened to her son, later moved to England where she married and had a family. Through a lucky set of circumstances, she happens to meet Martin Sixsmith, an ex-BBC reporter. When Philomena tells Martin about her long search for her son, he realizes that hers is a remarkable story. He arranges for the two of them to visit the United States to find out what happened to Anthony. Based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," written by Martin Sixsmith.

Crew

Joe Achard

Assistant Location Manager

Dominic Ackland-snow

Carpenter

Romain Allender

Music

Laura Anderson

Accountant

Mark Appleby

Adr Mixer

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Song

Dafydd Archard

Sound Mixer

Fiorenza Bagnariol

Camera

Alex Bailey

Photography

Gosel Tom Baird

Floor Runner

Eddie Baker

Props Handler

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Jim Ball

Camera Operator

Laura Barden

Art Department Assistant

Stephanie Barker

Medic

Joe Barlow

Assistant Director

James Barry

Driver

Niall Barry

Camera Assistant

Abby Bath

Location Scout

Darren Beaven

Driver

Mike Beaven

Transportation Coordinator

Jean-pascal Beintus

Original Music

David Bell

Unit Manager

Lydia Benain

Hair

Rori Bergman

Casting Associate

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Peter Bigg

Propman

Timothy Bird

Assistant Director

Valerio Bonelli

Film Editor

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Allan Bradshaw

Driver

Marc Braun

On-Set Dresser

Sean Bredbenner

Production Assistant

Maurice Brown

Transportation Captain

Phil Brown

Post-Production Supervisor

Ian Buckley

Camera

Tony Bunting

Driver

Chris Burdon

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

John Burns

Driver

Corina Burrough

Property Buyer

Alastair Bury

Rigging Electrician

James Butler

Location Scout

Barry Caddell

Props

Murdoch Campbell

Gaffer

Tim Caplan

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Carey

Production Assistant

Meggie Carpenter

Production Assistant

Jose Carretas

Security

Susan Casey

Costumes

Agueda Del Castillo

Visual Effects

Carl Catanese

Scenic Artist

Matthew Caulk

Assistant Camera

Nicolas Charron

Original Music

Kim Chewning

Set Costumer

Tiffin Boys¿ Choir

Song Performer

Kathleen Chopin

Casting Associate

Peter Chranowski

Facilities Supervisor

Chan Claggett

Location Manager

Luann Claps

Makeup

Marcia Clarke

Production Assistant

Peter Clarke

Music Coordinator

Andy Cole

Gaffer

Jonathan Collard

Camera

Peter Collins

Camera

Stephen F. Collins

Driver

John Condron

Propman

Ben Connolly

Location Scout

Laura Conway-gordon

Art Director

Steve Coogan

Producer

Steve Coogan

Screenplay

Mat Cooke

Props Handler

Douglas Cooper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paige Copsey

Location Scout

Sastoria Cornejo

Costumes

Dan Cox

Production Assistant

Dan Crandon

Construction Manager

Damon Crane

Assistant Location Manager

Johnny Crawford

Driver

Oliver Crawford

Assistant Production Coordinator

Phil Crawford

Driver

Mary Ann Creamer

Set Costumer

Mitch Crease

Visual Effects

Sally Crees

Costumes

Paul Cronin

Best Boy

Alison Crosbie

Casting Associate

Simon Cullen

Rigging Electrician

Matt Curtis

Titles

William Danka

Security

Leo Davis

Casting

Rebecca Davis

Assistant Location Manager

Garry Dawson

Property Buyer

Kevin Day

Props Handler

Larry Deacon

Rigging Electrician

Steve Deane

Construction

Jeremy Decoursey

Location Scout

Josh Dempsey

Electrician

Amy Dening

Chef

Alexandre Desplat

Music

James Devlin

Assistant Editor

James Devlin

Dailies

Andrew Dickson

Facilities Supervisor

Geraldine Ditano

Accounting Assistant

Naomi Donne

Hair & Makeup

Lex Donovan

Location Scout

Linda Drew

Production Assistant

Kevin Dugard

Medic

Alexina Duncan

Costumes

Penny Dyer

Dialect Coach

Mark Edmondson

Driver

Manex Efrem

Special Effects Supervisor

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

Halston Ericson-bohager

Accountant

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Rob Farris

Camera

Carol S Federman

Makeup Artist

Tracey Ferguson

Medic

Marie Fernandes

Camera

Rob Fiks

Props Assistant

Andrea Finch

Makeup

Carol Flaisher

Post-Production

Mike Fleming

Propman

Xavier Forcioli

Music

Lisa Fozzati

Production Supervisor

Cesar Franck

Song

Danielle Fredrickson

Transportation Captain

Lucy Friend

Hair & Makeup

Andrew Gardiner

Camera Focus Puller

Nick Gardner

Camera

Rusty Gardner

Video Playback

David Garvin

Driver

Adam Gascoyne

Visual Effects Supervisor

Glen Gathard

Foley Mixer

Catherine Geary

Location Manager

Carl Gibson

Driver

Ray Ginnane

Carpenter

Alex Gladstone

Location Manager

Damien Glenholmes

Assistant Location Manager

David Godbout

Production Assistant

Cheryl Goodbody

Camera

Damond Gordon

Craft Service

Sam Gordon

Assistant

Terry Goss

Security

Olivia Grant

Production Assistant

Rosie Grant

Assistant Costume Designer

William Gray

Still Photographer

John Graydon

Advisor

Alan Grayley

Rigging Electrician

Gary Greenberg

Coordinator

Heather Greenlees

Art Director

Emily Greenwood

Camera

Fred Gundry

Production Assistant

Debbie Habgood

Caterer

Rob Habgood

Chef

Jeffrey Hagerman

Camera

Carl Hamilton

Grip

Steve Hammick

Driver

Lauren Hanna

Costumes

Sue Harding

Foley Artist

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Kenneth Harris

Generator Operator

Peter Harris

Generator Operator

Neil Harrison

Camera

Jo Harrop

Rights & Clearances

Shane Hartford

Props Handler

Dean Hawley

Painter

Philip Hawley

Painter

Gary Hayler

Generator Operator

Lisa Hazell

Hairdresser

Clint Hellyer

Carpenter

Dan Helme

Camera

Barbara Herman-skelding

Set Decorator

Louise Hernon

Electrician

Patricia Hess

Unit Production Manager

Olwyn Hinds

Location Scout

Gary Hodgen

Driver

Peter Holloway

Security

Lissy Holm

Casting

Bob Hunt

Rigging Electrician

Elizabeth Hurley

Accountant

Mick Hurrell

Advisor

Rhys Ifan

Assistant Art Director

Joan Insley

Production Accountant

Francois Ivernel

Executive Producer

Jamie Jackson

Clapper Loader

Brian Johnson

Best Boy

Lewis Jones

Music

Tim Jones

Camera

Yasemin Kascioglu

Dresser

Marc Kelly

Driver

Tony Kelly

Electrician

Susan Kessel

Set Decorator

John Kimmer

Best Boy Grip

Dave Kippax

On-Set Dresser

Samantha Knox-johnston

Unit Production Manager

Nick Kray

Adr Mixer

Mike Krebs

Assistant Camera

Mike Kurec

Electrician

Joseph Kurtz

Key Grip

Poli Kyriacou

Wardrobe Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Filomena, Philomena - Határtalan szeretet, Philomena Lee, Tajemnica Filomeny, Umudun Pesinde
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Washington, D.C., USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States November 22, 2013

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2014

Limited Release in United States November 22, 2013

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2014

Released in United States 2013 (Special Screenings)

Released in United States 2013 (Special Presentation)

Released in United States 2013 (Spotlights)

Based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" written by Martin Sixsmith and published by Macmillan in 2009.

Released in United States 2013