Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Michell
  • Written by: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

Focussing on a crucial meeting between King George VI (West) and President Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Murray) at the latter's New York country estate in the summer of 1939. Whether it bears any resemblance to what actually happened is almost academic in a film that takes a precious moment in time and transforms it into a witty, civilised country house drama.

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Hyde Park on Hudson

15 Jan 20133 stars

A witty, civilised country house drama, featuring Bill Murray as President Roosevelt

Speculation on the private moments of public figures has become a fashionable mini-genre in the wake of The Queen and The King’s Speech. 2013 holds the promise of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana and Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace of Monaco. The sweetly…

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