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A Song for Jenny (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 5 July 2015
In the aftermath of the July 7th, 2005 bombings in London, a woman desperately searches for her missing daughter, who may have been caught up in the attacks.

Director:

Brian Percival

Writers:

Frank McGuinness, Julie Nicholson (adapted from the book "A Song for Jenny" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Watson ... Julie Nicholson
Ryan Coath Ryan Coath ... Mourner
Nicola Wren Nicola Wren ... Jenny
Steven Mackintosh ... Greg
Martha Mackintosh Martha Mackintosh ... Lizzie
Laurence Belcher ... Thomas
Alan Rothwell ... Uncle Jimmie
Gwilym Lee ... James
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass ... Mother
June Watson ... Auntie Karina
John Woodvine ... Father
Sophie Dix ... Sharon
Nicholas Asbury ... Martyn
Edmund Digby-Jones Edmund Digby-Jones ... Cleric
Paul Ryan Carberry Paul Ryan Carberry ... Drunk Begger
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Storyline

Julie Nicholson, vicar at St Aidan with St George in Bristol, lives with husband Greg and her children Lizzie and Thomas, her other daughter Twenty-four year old Jenny living in London and engaged to boyfriend James. On July 7 2005, after phoning James, Jenny leaves for work on a different subway route to her usual, due to a fault on the Piccadilly line. This costs her her life as shortly afterwards she is one of 24 victims slain by bomber Sidique Khan at Edgware Road station. Other bombs will claim more lives around the city. For the family there is an agonizing wait for news before Julie joins James in London and undergoes the painful task of identifying Jenny - from her hand. Angry and distraught she sets out to stay with sister Vanda in Reading and is indebted to a kindly taxi driver who takes her there and, recognizing her grief, refuses payment. Years later she is still unable to locate him to thank him despite her efforts. She will also resign from the ministry having lost ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2015 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Father and daughter, Greg and Lizzie Nicholson, are played by real life father and daughter, Steven Mackintosh and Martha Mackintosh. See more »

Soundtracks

Build Me Up, Buttercup
(uncredited)
Written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay
Performed by The Foundations
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Tremendously Moving
5 July 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

Director Brian Percival has done an absolutely wonderful job bringing Frank McGuinness' deeply moving screen adaptation of A Song For Jenny. It is beautifully done film recounting one mother's loss of her young daughter in the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London. It is a tragic story and at times painful to watch. Emily Watson is perfect in the role of the heart broken, angry parent and what she does in this film is overwhelming. Watson always does stellar work but this is something quite special. There are few if any other actresses who could so powerfully convey the intense emotion and terrible pain of such a horrible loss. Her eyes alone express so much and even in moments of silence, what she does in this role is almost miraculous.


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