Hyde Park on Hudson is a 2012 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell. Hyde Park on Hudson had its world premiere at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival on 31 August 2012, then at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2012, with release in the United States on 7 December 2012. The UK release will follow on 1 February 2013.
Plot[edit | edit source]
n June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York- the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy, Franklin's neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy - and through her, for us all - a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Laura Linney as Margaret Suckley
- Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt
- Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth
- Samuel West as King George VI
- Elizabeth Wilson as Sara Delano (FDR's mother)
- Sam Creed as Sam, FDR's valet
- Blake Ritson as Johnson
- Elizabeth Marvel as Missy