Year: 2010
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Jessica Barden, Charlotte Christie, James Naughtie, John Bett, Josie Taylor, Bronagh Gallagher, Pippa Haywood, Susan Wooldridge, Amanda Lawrence, Zahra Ahmadi, Cheryl Campbell, Alex Kelly, Emily Bruni, Lola Frears, Tom Allen, Patricia Quinn, Walter Hall, Joel Fry, Lois Winstone, Nathan Cooper, Benjamin Todd, Albert Clark
Director: Stephen Frears
Country: UK
USA & UK: 111 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex and sex references
USA Release Date: 8 October 2010 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 10 September 2010


Based on Posy Simmonds’ much-loved graphic novel, TAMARA DREWE is a comedy about a young newspaper journalist torn between two lovers. Tamara Drewe’s childhood home is being sold, and her return to the rural Dorset village where she grew up causes something of a stir. Having left as an awkward teenager she returns as a smouldering femme fatale, kicking up a storm of envy, lust and gossip wherever she goes. Tamara is the ultimate modern girl but her story of love and confusion is timeless.

Filled with humour and romance and starring Gemma Arterton (PRINCE OF PERSIA, DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED) as the eponymous Tamara, the critically acclaimed graphic novel was inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd.

British stars Dominic Cooper (AN EDUCATION, MAMMA MIA!), Tamsin Greig (CUCKOO, SEAN OF THE DEAD), Roger Allam (THE QUEEN, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY) and Luke Evans (CLASH OF THE TITANS, SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL) make up the supporting cast alongside Bill Camp (PUBLIC ENEMIES, RESERVATION ROAD). The film is directed by Stephen Frears (THE QUEEN, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS) and is a Ruby Films Production, produced by Alison Owen (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, ELIZABETH). The movie was filmed on location in Dorset, London and at Pinewood Studios.