Monday, 1 March 2010
Starring Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd) as Enid Blyton, Matthew Macfadyen (Little Dorrit, Spooks), Denis Lawson (Bleak House) & Claire Rushbrook (Secrets & Lies).
The film explores how the orderly, reassuringly clear worlds Enid Blyton created within her stories contrasted with the complexity of her own personal life. It sheds light on the ambitious and driven – but as yet unpublished – young woman, from the development of her rich imagination against the adversity of an imperfect childhood, two World Wars, and a first marriage ending in divorce – to household name.
One of the most recognised storytellers of all time, Enid Blyton’s charming characters and classic tales have enchanted countless generations of children for almost 80 years. Having sold over 500 million books in 40 countries, this film follows the woman behind the enduring and compelling stories such as the beloved Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and Noddy series.