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An Education (18-Jan-2009)

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writer: Nick Hornby

Based on a book: An Education by Lynn Barber (memoir)

Music: Paul Englishby

Producers: Finola Dwyer; Amanda Posey

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Coming of Age

A young London woman's life changes upon meeting a playboy many years her senior.

Jenny Mellor, a precocious, well-composed sixteen-year old girl living with her family in 1960s suburban London, England, does seemingly everything in her life with a view to being accepted into the ever-prestigious Oxford University upon her completion of secondary school. The unexpected arrival of David Goldman, charmer and suave playboy, into young Jenny's life profoundly affects her existence, as she must weigh the excitement of a promising romance with a ladies' man twice her age with the consequences it may naturally carry for her Oxford dreams.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dominic Cooper
2-Jun-1978   The Duchess
Sally Hawkins
27-Apr-1976   Happy-Go-Lucky
Alfred Molina
24-May-1953   Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2
Carey Mulligan
28-May-1985   An Education
Rosamund Pike
27-Jan-1979   Die Another Day
Peter Sarsgaard
7-Mar-1971   Shattered Glass
Emma Thompson
15-Apr-1959   Howard's End
Olivia Williams
26-Jul-1968   The Sixth Sense


Carey Mulligan   ...   Jenny
Olivia Williams   ...   Miss Stubbs
Alfred Molina   ...   Jack
Cara Seymour   ...   Marjorie
William Melling   ...   Small Boy
Connor Catchpole   ...   Small Boy
Matthew Beard   ...   Graham
Peter Sarsgaard   ...   David
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes   ...   Hattie
Ellie Kendrick   ...   Tina
Dominic Cooper   ...   Danny
Rosamund Pike   ...   Helen
Nick Sampson   ...   Auctioneer
Kate Duchene   ...   Latin Teacher
Bel Parker   ...   Small Girl
Emma Thompson   ...   Headmistress
Luis Soto   ...   Rachman
Olenka Wrzesniewski   ...   Shakespeare Girl
Bryony Wadsworth   ...   Shakespeare Girl
Ashley Taylor-Rhys   ...   Petrol Attendant
Sally Hawkins   ...   Sarah
James Norton   ...   Student
Nightclub Band
Beth Rowley   ...   Nightclub Singer
Ben Castle   ...   Nightclub Band
Mark Edwards   ...   Nightclub Band
Tom Rees-Roberts   ...   Nightclub Band
Arne Somogyi   ...   Nightclub Band
Paul Wilkinson   ...   Nightclub Band
Phil Wilkinson   ...   Nightclub Band


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