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Year: 2006
USA: The Weinstein Company / MGM Distribution
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor. Bill Paterson, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Richard Mulholland, Lloyd Owen, Lucy Boynton, Matyelok Gibbs, Jane How, Anton Lesser, Justin McDonald
Director: Chris Noonan
Countries: UK / USA
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG brief mild language
UK Certificate: PG contains one use of mild language
USA Release Date: 12 January 2007
USA Release Date: 5 January 2007 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 29 December 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 5 January 2007


The life of Beatrix Potter, the most successful classic children's author of all time, is the most enchanting tale of all and the film MISS POTTER is a magical love story inspired by her life. Starring Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones, Chicago, DOWN WITH LOVE) and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, down with love, the island) the film is directed by Academy Award-nominated Chris Noonan.

Set in London and the Lake District in 1902, Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger) is a woman ahead of her time, a free spirit who defies the conventions of her Victorian upbringing to create a publishing phenomenon. Going against the wishes of her parents she secretly falls in love and becomes engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor).

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MISS POTTER: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Catalogue number: DRAMCD0024
UK Release: 8 January 2007

The soundtrack to MISS POTTER is an orchestral score composed by the award winning Nigel Westlake (Babe) with additional music by Rachel Portman (Oliver Twist, Benny & Joon, Chocolat). The lush, romantic and beautiful score takes the listener on a journey through Beatrix Potter's life, the creation of her much-loved characters, her personal turmoil and the beauty of the Cumbrian countryside (where the film is predominantly set).

Katie Melua performs WHEN YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO DANCE, the vocal adaptation of the orchestral theme tune. Available exclusively on this soundtrack.


1 Miss Potter
2 The Park
3 A Bunny Book to Conjure With'
4 The Story of Peter Rabbit
5 Mother
6 Jemima Puddle Duck
7 The Rabbits' Christmas Party
8 "Mr Warne!"
9 Beatrix & Norman
10 Return to London
11 Beatrix Locks Herself Away
12 Recovery
13 'I'm Painting Again'
14 The Lakes
15 When You Taught Me How To Dance - performed by Katie Melua

Music Composed by: Nigel Westlake Tracks 1, 3 - 10, 12 & 13
Additional Music Composed by: Rachel Portman Tracks 2, 11 & 14
Track 15 'When You Taught Me How To Dance'. Performed by Katie Melua.
Music by Nigel Westlake and Mike Batt. Lyrics by Mike Batt and Richard. Maltby jr. Produced and arranged by Mike Batt.

Additional information on Kate Melua

2006 has been yet another extraordinary year for the 22 year old. Katie was awarded the World Music Award for Biggest Selling British Female, the Echo Award for Best International Female Artist, nominated for 2 Brit Awards, played to 150,000 people on her 10 week European tour, had a Dutch tulip named in her honour, toured America coast to coast, raced at 160mph round Grand Prix circuit Silverstone, flew a plane, launched Save The Children's 'Rewrite The Future' campaign and recently made the headlines with a Guinness World Record for the deepest concert when she performed 303 meters beneath the North Sea in the leg of a gas rig.

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