Misbehaviour

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In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the... read more
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In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Original Release

04/15/2020

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Cast

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jennifer Hosten - Miss Grenada
Keeley Hawes Julia Morley
Keira Knightley Sally Alexander
Suki Waterhouse Sandra Anne Wolsfeld - Miss USA
Jessie Buckley Jo Robinson
Rhys Ifans Eric Morley
Greg Kinnear Bob Hope
Alexa Davies Sue
Lily Travers Anna - Air Hostess
Lesley Manville Dolores Hope
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers

Gaby Chiappe, Rebecca Frayn

Cast

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jennifer Hosten - Miss Grenada
Keeley Hawes Julia Morley
Keira Knightley Sally Alexander
Suki Waterhouse Sandra Anne Wolsfeld - Miss USA
Jessie Buckley Jo Robinson
Rhys Ifans Eric Morley
Greg Kinnear Bob Hope
Alexa Davies Sue
Lily Travers Anna - Air Hostess
Lesley Manville Dolores Hope
Phyllis Logan Evelyn Alexander
Charlotte Spencer Marjorie Jones
Lily Newmark Jane
Emma Corrin Jillian Jessup - Miss South Africa
Ruby Bentall Sarah
Katy Carmichael Margaret / Margeret
Ria Zmitrowicz Mair
Stephen Boxer Professor Davidson
Loreece Harrison Pearl Jansen - Miss Africa South / Pearl Janssen - Miss Africa South
Kajsa Mohammar Eva Reuber-Staier / Eva Rueber-Staier

Producers

Jenny Borgars Executive Producer
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer
Rebecca Frayn Executive Producer
Andrea Scarso Executive Producer
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
Rose Garnett Executive Producer
Suzanne Mackie Producer
Sarah Wheale Producer
Elizabeth Eves Producer
Victoria Stable Producer

Editors

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