Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Character: Delysia

Directed by: Bharat Nalluri

Written by: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy

Produced by: Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett

Cast Members: Frances McDormand, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong

Release date: March 7, 2008

Genre: Comedy, Romance

It's 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options,Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency,she pinches the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself.


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♦ Amy Adams and Lee Pace both did their own singing.
♦ The director had to ask Lee Pace to leave the set because Amy Adams admittedly was too distracted by him since “he just looked so dashing.”
♦ Amy Adams said in an interview, “I would like to see “Miss Pettigrew” on Broadway! There’s that one musical number in it now, and I think there’s room for more.”

Character’s Quotes

• Men are so untrusting. I can’t think why.
• For all the fancy apartments and fashion shows, do you know how close I am to having nothing? Every day I wake up and I think, if I make the wrong move, I could be out on that street with no clothes, no food, no job, and no friends. Just plain old Sarah Grubb again. Do you know what that’s like?

Script developed by Never Enough Design