Set in 1939 London, Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams).
Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies)
Ciarin Hinds (Persuasion)
Shirley Henderson (The Way We Live Now)
Mark Strong (Emma with Kate Beckinsale)
Christina Cole (He Knew He was Right)
Lee Pace talks about working with Amy and Frances:
Frances-- I've admired her work for years, I think she's so good. But to get to work with her is amazing. She understands acting for film possibly better than anyone I've ever met. She understands what she needs to do to tell the story in it. There's no actress nonsense with Frances McDormand. She's really good. If every you're unclear about what you're meant to be doing on set, you look to her and she knows what she's doing. Then there's Amy, Amy “Can Do No Wrong” Adams, who's just got these golden instincts. I'm convinced the girl can do anything. She can do anything. She's lively and smart and funny and beautiful. All I really had to do in the movie, aside from the accent and learning how to play the piano, was fall in love with her. Pretty easy job.