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Mary and Martha (1-Mar-2013)

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writer: Richard Curtis

Music by: Michael Brook

Producers: Hilary Bevan Jones; Genevieve Hofmeyr

Keywords: Drama

Two mothers from decidedly different backgrounds embark on an emotional journey together after losing their sons to malaria.

ABSTRACT
Mary, an overly protective American interior designer, loses son George to malaria after taking him on an extended vacation to Africa. Returning to the disease-plagued continent after her son's funeral, she meets Martha, a British housewife who lost her only son to malaria during the course of employment in a Mozambique orphanage, uniting with her in an unlikely partnership that sees the pair traveling the globe and ultimately testifying before a Congressional subcommittee in support of malaria awareness.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brenda Blethyn
Actor
20-Feb-1946   Secrets & Lies
Frank Grillo
Actor
8-Jun-1963   Nick Monohan on The Gates
Hilary Swank
Actor
30-Jul-1974   Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday

CAST

Hilary Swank   ...   Mary
Brenda Blethyn   ...   Martha
Sam Claflin   ...   Ben
Frank Grillo   ...   Peter
Lux Haney-Jardine   ...   George
Bongo Mbutuma   ...   Pumelele
Ian Redford   ...   Charles
and
James Woods   ...   Mary's Father
Nokuthula Ledwaba   ...   Micaela
Sifiso Sihlangu   ...   Little Paul
Kagiso Lediga   ...   Kumi
Zethu Dlomo   ...   Patience
Katleho Ramaphakela   ...   South African Doctor
Beatrice Miller   ...   Funeral Singer
Mangaliso Ngema   ...   Mozambican Doctor
Melissa Ponzio   ...   Alice
Sean O'Bryan   ...   Senator
Stephanie Faracy   ...   Head of Committee
Elaine Nalee   ...   Senator's Secretary
Simone White   ...   Tracy
Chandler McIntyre   ...   Hannah
Thembekile Mthembu   ...   Orphan Girl
Thembeka Mthembu   ...   Orphan Girl
Menzi Shoza   ...   Putla Putla Boy
Stephen Jennings   ...   Principal
Mathejima Swazi   ...   Mozambican Hospital Nurse
Graeme Bunce   ...   Rugby Coach
Adam Neill   ...   Teacher
Nomfundo Nzuzo   ...   Sick Girl's Mother
Wikus Van Der Merwe   ...   Orphanage Worker
Roelof Du Toit   ...   Red Haired Rugby Player
Genevieve Barker   ...   News Reporter
Peter Jurasik   ...   Pastor
Dominika Jablonska   ...   Pilates Teacher

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