Year: 2001
USA: Walt Disney Pictures
UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Terry Wayne, Erik von Detten, Patrick Flueger, Sean O'Bryan, Sandra Oh, Kathleen Marshall, Mindy Burbano, Kim Leigh
Director: Garry Marshall
Country: USA
USA: 110 mins
UK: 115 mins
USA Rated: G
UK Certificate: U contains very mild language and comic sex references
USA Release Date: 3 August 2001
UK Release Date: 21 December 2001


Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) has her life thrown into confusion when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she's a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey towards the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lessons."

The two instantly clash - Mia has no intention of leaving her normal life to become the ruler of a far-off country, while Queen Clarisse insists it is her duty. Clarisse is determined to do a complete makeover of this sparkling - if not polished - diamond in the rough so that she take can her rightful place in the royal line of succession. Now the reluctant princess must make the biggest decision of her life - whether to remain with her family - or leave everything behind to accept the royal responsibilities that comes with being the Princess of Genovia.