Based on Posy Simmonds' much-loved graphic novel, which in turn was inspired by Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, this is a joyful but occasionally dark 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.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Written by: Moira Buffini

Produced by: Alison Owen, Tracey Seaward, Paul Trijbits

Cinematography: Ben Davis

Editing: Mick Audsley

Production Design: Alan MacDonald

Cast: Dominic Cooper (Ben Sergeant), Luke Evans (Andy Cobb), Tamsin Greig (Beth Hardiment), Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe), Roger Allam (Nicholas Hardiment), Bill Camp (Glen McCreavy)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2010