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Poppy Shakespeare

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Runtime:


86 Minutes

Overview:


Naomie Harris plays Poppy Shakespeare, a new and worryingly sane patient who arrives at a North London psychiatric ward dressed up to the nines, insisting she is not mentally ill. Her story is told through the eyes of N, played by BAFTA-winning actress Anna Maxwell Martin, a 13-year veteran of the hospital and self-confessed 'dribbler' who severed links with the outside world many years ago and has since made it her sole ambition never to be released. An unlikely friendship blossoms between the pair when N is charged with looking after the new arrival. Although she cannot understand why Poppy is unhappy attending the ward, N agrees to help her make a break for freedom. To qualify for release the pair must first prove that Poppy isn't mad - but they quickly find themselves in a catch-22 situation; to prove she is sane she must pretend to be mad.

Cast:

Adrian Scarborough
Anna Maxwell Martin
Anne Hornby
Bruce Macleod
Cathy Murphy
Claire Benedict
Darrell D'Silva
Gerard Fletcher
Janine Birkett
Jonathan Cullen
Josef Altin
Kerry Godliman
Kolade Agboke
Marie Critchley
Michelle Dockery
Naomie Harris
Nicholas Woodeson
Penny Layden
Simon Kunz
Szilvi Naray-Davey
Tessa Peake-Jones

Genre:

Drama

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