Gracie! (2009)

In 1939 Gracie Fields, the 'Queen of Hearts', is at the height of her success as a singer and actress and the whole nation seems to wish her a speedy recovery from cervical cancer. When World War Two breaks out, Gracie sings for the troops despite poor health, to the dismay of her fussy husband, film director Monty Banks, an Italian, born Mario Bianchi. With Italy's entry into the war Monty is in danger of being interned so Gracie consents to his moving to America whilst she tours Canada, fund-raising for the war effort. She is accused of deserting the country which made her famous and booed offstage, though she later tours battlefields as a singer. With the war over she regains popularity, performing 'Take Me To Your Heart Again' at the London Palladium. Banks dies in 1950 and, though still a successful singer, Gracie never regains her pre-war iconic status.

Directing:
  • Brian Percival

Writing:
  • Nick Vivian

Stars:
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Metacritic: 8.3/10
TMDb: 7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
Monty Banks
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Fred Stansfield
Jane Horrocks
Jane Horrocks
Gracie Fields
Ruth Kearney
Ruth Kearney
Miriam
Alistair Petrie
Alistair Petr...
Basil Dean
Ed Coleman
Ed Coleman
Soldier/Journalist
Nigel Whitmey
Nigel Whitmey
Reporter 2
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