DIRECTOR Stephen Frears
CAST INCLUDES Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, John Kavanagh, David Haig, Brid Brennan, Stanley Townsend, Christian McKay, John Sessions
AWARDS Oscar nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. BAFTA: Best Make Up/Hair
Meryl Streep stars in the eponymous role of this comedy drama based on the true story of the American opera singer. World renowned as a virtuosic pianist, Florence Foster Jenkins has a new dream: to become a famous opera singer. Her voice, however, leaves a lot to be desired and she becomes famous for her lack of talent. Despite the constant criticism from her peers and audiences which Florence's manager and partner St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) endeavours to keep from her, Florence battles on and, with St. Clair's help, she conquers the New York stage to become a household name. The film was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Grant) and Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Streep).