HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side of one of history's iconic leaders. Blending literate wit and drama, Hyde Park on Hudson is directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Nelson.
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Mr. Murray) readies to host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York - marking the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America. As Britain faces imminent war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for U.S. support.
But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams), mother Sara (Elizabeth Wilson), and secretary Missy (Elizabeth Marvel) will all play a part in making the royal weekend an unforgettable one.
Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Ms. Linney), Franklin's neighbour 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.
David Aukin, Kevin Loader
Director of Photography
PRESS & REVIEWS
"The performances across the board are strong, but it's Murray who's most impressive."
"The stage was set for a monumental and clandestine struggle between husband and wife, all convincingly, subtly, and unflinchingly portrayed."
- Austin Trunick, Under The Radar
- Jakes Wallis Simons, Telegraph
"There's plenty to admire and enjoy..."
- Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Essentially, Hyde Park on Hudson is a Shakespearean revel."
- Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Murray's spot-on portrayal of a man juggling myriad pressures and demands, from petty to momentous, marks one of the film's greatest strengths."
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Basically a frothy tabloid take on presidential history. And for my money, that's a good thing in a season filled with puffed-up prestige pictures."
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Though he has competition, especially from the folks playing the visiting royals, Murray is very much the reason to see "Hyde Park.""
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A small film that, for all its considerable charm, miniaturizes its hero in the process of humanizing him."
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Linney is terrific, and Murray, too, but he doesn't shy in showing that, in some respects, Roosevelt was as much the product of an earlier age as his buttoned-up house guests."
- Catherine Shoard, Guardian
2012 British Independent Film Awards | Winner - Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress
2013 Golden Globes | Nominated - Bill Murray, Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
2012 Satellite Awards | Nominated - Laura Linney, Best Actress in a Motion Picture
2013 British Film Designers Guild | Winner - Simon Bowles, Best Production
2012 Camerimage | Nominated - Lol Crawley, Golden Frog