Loving Miss Hatto

Synopsis: In 1953 William Barrington-Coupe - known as Barrie - spots concert pianist Joyce Hatto and recognizes her talent. They marry with Barrie becoming Joyce's agent. She makes several records,which achieve some popularity,though her stage fright restricts the success of her concert tours and Barrie, still a wheeler dealer, serves a short prison term for tax evasion. Joyce's career is curtailed by cancer but,many years later, Barrie discovers that there is some interest in her old recordings,which are selling well online. He thus has the idea for his latest scam. He will pass off recordings made by other pianists as Joyce's work. Initially shocked Joyce goes along with him and is pleased when critics are fooled. However one has his suspicions and the deception is exposed though Joyce dies before the news breaks, Barry maintaining that she knew nothing of the fraud.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Aisling Walsh
  1 win & 4 nominations.
90 min

you just need someone in your corner

who'll do all

the tough stuff for you.

I don't really have too many people

in my corner.

Well, um...

I'm all for love's young dream, but

some of us have got homes to go to.

Seems a bit peculiar, why are you

auditioning for a French man?

French genius.

Alfred Cortot is going to take

five of us next term, one-on-one.

We're all going to play

and he's going to choose his five.

Five's not many.

Barrie thinks I'm in with a chance.

He thinks Cortot and I

are very sympathique!

Oh, so, this was

BARRIE'S suggestion?

You don't have to say his name

like you're holding it with tongs.

I'm not sure that I approve

of all this boosting you up.

If that's viscose

it'll need a cloth.

Where's the bottle?

Barrie thinks I have a future

doing big concerts.

Barrie didn't see you

run off the stage with nerves

at the Chelsea Town Hall.

That was years ago.

Sleeves first.

Or sit there like a rabbit

in headlights at that charity do.

Oh, I was mortified.

Barrie and I are working on that.

What exactly is he, this Barrie?

He's a classical music impresario.

You want to talk to Daddy

about music people.

Daddy's a baker, what does

he know about music people?

Remember the Beverley Sisters'

wedding cake

and all those shenanigans?

They were music people,

if you call that music.

I think he sounds wily, this Barrie.

You can't go living on compliments.

Sorry, sorry, I'm late. Shirt collar

debacle. What time's kick off?

Cortot's gone in.

I should go and warm up.

Are you ready for this ordeal?

Yes, I'll see you in there, Erich!

I'll see you in there!

He's German.

Joyce, you can absolutely do this.

Keep your eye on the prize -

learning from Cortot.

This is your big chance, Joyce.

Keep telling yourself -

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Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood, (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016) was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter, producer and director. Wood wrote and starred in dozens of sketches, plays, musicals, films and sitcoms over several decades, and her live comedy act was interspersed with her own compositions, which she performed on the piano. Much of her humour was grounded in everyday life and included references to quintessentially "British" activities, attitudes and products. She was noted for her skills in observing culture and in satirising social classes.Wood started her career in 1974 by appearing on the ATV talent show New Faces. She established herself as a comedy star in the 1980s, winning a BAFTA TV Award in 1986 for the sketch series Victoria Wood as Seen on TV (1985–87), and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics, winning a second BAFTA for An Audience with Victoria Wood (1988). In the 1990s she wrote and co-starred in the television film Pat and Margaret (1994) and the sitcom Dinnerladies (1998–2000). She won two more BAFTA TV Awards, including Best Actress, for her 2006 ITV1 television film, Housewife, 49. Her frequent long-term collaborators included Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, and Anne Reid. In 2006, Wood came tenth in ITV's poll of the British public's 50 Greatest TV Stars. more…

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