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The Girl

Preview by Jack Foley

TOBY Jones stars as England’s most renowned director Alfred Hitchcock in the brilliant BBC film The Girl, which tells the full story of his obsessive relationship with Tippi Hedren, played by Sienna Miller.

This fascinating drama, which aired on BBC Two over Christmas, will be released on DVD on January 7, 2013 courtesy of Acorn Media.

Alongside the excellent two leading stars, The Girl features a stellar cast of British acting talent, including Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) as Alma Hitchcock and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) as Hitchcock’s loyal assistant Peggy Robertson.

In 1962 at the height of his fame and creativity, Alfred Hitchcock (Jones – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), chose an unknown fashion model to star in his most ambitious film – The Birds.

But as he sculpted Tippi Hedren (Miller – Factory Girl) into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination, he became obsessed with the impossible dream of winning her love in real life. His failure arguably destroyed both of their careers.

This captivating film gives a great insight into the life and loves of the inimitable master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, who was recently subject to an extensive season at the British Film Institute ‘The Genius of Hitchcock’.

Special features include an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes documentary.

The Girl is directed by Julian Jarrold from a script by Gwyneth Hughes.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 87mins
UK DVD Release: January 7, 2012