Enid

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Enid is a 2009 British biographical television film first broadcast on 16 November on BBC Four. Directed by James Hawes it is based on the life of children's writer Enid Blyton, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. The film introduced the two main lovers of Blyton's life. read more

Enid is a 2009 British biographical television film first broadcast on 16 November on BBC Four. Directed by James Hawes it is based on the life of children's writer Enid Blyton, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. The film introduced the two main lovers of Blyton's life. Her first husband Hugh Pollock, who was also her publisher, was played by Matthew Macfadyen. Kenneth Darrell Waters, a London surgeon who became Blyton's second husband, was portrayed by Denis Lawson. The film explored how the orderly, reassuringly clear worlds Blyton created within her stories contrasted with the complexity of her own personal life.

Original Release

11/16/2009

Cast

Helena Bonham Carter Enid Blyton
Matthew MacFadyen Hugh Pollock
Denis Lawson Kenneth Waters
Claire Rushbrook Dorothy Richards
Joseph Millson Hanly Blyton
Ramona Marquez Imogen
Lisa Diveney Enid (aged 19)
Pooky Quesnel Theresa Blyton
Eileen O'Higgins Maid Maggie
Douglas Reith BBC Interviewer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Hawes

Writers

Lindsay Shapero, Shelagh Stephenson

Cast

Helena Bonham Carter Enid Blyton
Matthew MacFadyen Hugh Pollock
Denis Lawson Kenneth Waters
Claire Rushbrook Dorothy Richards
Joseph Millson Hanly Blyton
Ramona Marquez Imogen
Lisa Diveney Enid (aged 19)
Pooky Quesnel Theresa Blyton
Eileen O'Higgins Maid Maggie
Douglas Reith BBC Interviewer
Nicholas Lumley Dr. Beresford
Sinead Michael Gillian
Philip Wright Thomas Blyton
Alexandra Brain Enid (aged 12)
Samuel Hilton Hanly Blyton (aged 8)
James Warner Carey Blyton (aged 4)
Gabrielle Reidy Mrs Waters
Claire Carrie Betty
Travis Oliver Army Officer
Toby Manley Librarian

Producers

Eleanor Moran Executive Producer
Sally Woodward Gentle Executive Producer
James Hawes Producer
Lee Morris Producer
Shelagh Stephenson Producer

Editors

Richard Cox

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