Vera Drake

Vera Drake (2004)

Wife. Mother. Criminal.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2004-10-22
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 105 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Ingenious Film Partners
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, France
  • Director: Mike Leigh
star 6.9/10
From 105 Ratings


Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Vera Drake Trailer

  • Imelda Staunton

    as Vera Drake
  • Phil Davis

    as Stan
  • Sally Hawkins

    as Susan Wells
  • Daniel Mays

    as Sid
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Reg
  • Alex Kelly

    as Ethel
  • Ruth Sheen

    as Lily
  • Adrian Scarborough

    as Frank
  • Heather Craney

    as Joyce
  • Lesley Manville

    as Mrs. Wells
  • Simon Chandler

    as Mr. Wells
  • Wendy Nottingham

    as Ivy
  • Richard Graham

    as George
  • Anna Keaveney

    as Nellie
  • Peter Wight

    as Det. Inspector Webster
  • Martin Savage

    as Det. Sergeant Vickers
  • Helen Coker

    as WPC Best
  • Jim Broadbent

    as Judge
  • Gerard Monaco

    as Kenny
  • Leo Bill

    as Ronny
  • Lesley Sharp

    as Jessie Barnes
  • Liz White

    as Pamela Barnes
  • Sandra Voe

    as Vera's Mother
  • Chris O'Dowd

    as Sid's Customer
  • Anthony O'Donnell

    as Mr. Walsh
  • Marion Bailey

    as Mrs. Fowler
  • Sam Troughton

    as David
  • Sinead Matthews

    as Very Young Woman
  • Tilly Vosburgh

    as Mother of Seven
  • Alan Williams

    as Sick Husband
  • Allan Corduner

    as Psychiatrist
  • Fenella Woolgar

    as Susan's Confidante
  • Elizabeth Berrington

    as Cynical Lady
  • Emma Amos

    as Cynical Lady
  • Rosie Cavaliero

    as Married Woman
  • Nicky Henson

    as Private Doctor
  • Eileen Davies

    as Prison Officer
  • Paul Jesson

    as Magistrate
  • Vincent Franklin

    as Mr. Lewis
  • Tom Ellis

    as Police Constable
  • Jake Wood

    as Ruffian
  • Sid Mitchell

    as Very Young Man
  • Vinette Robinson

    as Jamaican Girl
  • Heather Cameron-McLintock

    as Child
  • Billie Cook

    as Child
  • Billy Seymour

    as Child
  • Nina Fry

    as Dance Hall Girl
  • Joanna Griffiths

    as Peggy
  • Angie Wallis

    as Nurse Willoughby
  • Judith Scott

    as Sister Beecher
  • Robert Putt

    as Station Sergeant
  • Craig Conway

    as Station Constable
  • Paul Raffield

    as Magistrate's Clerk
  • Jeffry Wickham

    as Prosecution Barrister
  • Nicholas Jones

    as Defence Barrister
  • Angela Curran

    as Prisoner
  • Jane Wood

    as Prisoner
  • Tracy O'Flaherty

    as Nurse
  • James Payton

    as Court Reporter (uncredited)
  • John Warman

    as Policeman in Court (uncredited)
Production Simon Channing Williams Producer
Production Alain Sarde Producer
Sound Andrew Dickson Original Music Composer
Camera Dick Pope Director of Photography
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Directing Mike Leigh Director
Writing Mike Leigh Writer
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Durran Costume Design
Crew Francesca Jaynes Choreographer
Production Nina Gold Casting
Art Eve Stewart Production Design
Art Andrew Grant Art Direction
Art Ed Walsh Art Direction
Art Jo Littlejohn Art Department Coordinator
Art Tanya Clark Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Finlay Costume Supervisor
Directing Heather Storr Script Supervisor
Art John Bush Set Decoration
Crew Chris Allies Title Graphics
Production Gail Egan Executive Producer
Production Christine Gozlan Executive Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Production Georgina Lowe Co-Producer
Production Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Christine Blundell Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lesa Warrener Makeup Artist
Directing Josh Robertson Assistant Director
Production Rosalie Clayton Casting Associate
Art Ali James Location Scout
Production Henry Woolley Location Manager
Lighting Lee Eldred Electrician
Camera Simon Mein Still Photographer
Lighting Matthew Moffat Gaffer
Camera Dick Pope Camera Operator
Sound Chris Burdon Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Peter Burgess Foley
Crew Richard Mills Property Master