Cinderella

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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and... read more
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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Original Release

03/06/2015

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Cast

Cate Blanchett Stepmother
Lily James Cinderella
Helena Bonham Carter Fairy Godmother
Richard Madden Prince
Stellan Skarsgard Grand Duke
Holliday Grainger Anastasia Tremaine
Sophie McShera Drizella Tremaine
Hayley Atwell Ella's Mother
Nonso Anozie Captain
Derek Jacobi King
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kenneth Branagh

Writers

Aline Brosh McKenna, Chris Weitz, Charles Perrault

Cast

Cate Blanchett Stepmother
Lily James Cinderella
Helena Bonham Carter Fairy Godmother
Richard Madden Prince
Stellan Skarsgard Grand Duke
Holliday Grainger Anastasia Tremaine
Sophie McShera Drizella Tremaine
Hayley Atwell Ella's Mother
Nonso Anozie Captain
Derek Jacobi King
Ben Chaplin Ella's Father
Laurie Calvert Chief Guard Cassius
Leila Wong Princess Mei Mei
Rob Brydon Master Phineus
Eloise Webb Ella (10 years)
Gareth Mason Goose Coachman
Nari Blair-Mangat Prince's Retinue Member
Richard McCabe Baron
Jana Perez Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (as Jana Perez)
Alex MacQueen Royal Crier

Producers

Tim Lewis Executive Producer
Barry H. Waldman Executive Producer
Simon Kinberg Producer
David Barron Producer
Tim Lewis Producer
Allison Shearmur Producer

Editors

Martin Walsh

2016 Oscar Best Achievement in Costume Design Nominated
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