He was the Master of Suspense, a legendary director whose films thrilled, terrified and wowed audiences for decades. But to actress Tippi Hedren, the true terror of Alfred Hitchcock shockingly came from the man himself. Mirroring some of Hitchcock's own cinematic classics, this real-life tale of obsession chronicles the director's grooming of Hedren into a leading lady and prototypical 'Hitchcock blonde'--and his growing passion for her personally--as they filmed 'The Birds' in 1963 and 'Marnie' in 1964. Toby Jones and Sienna Miller star as Hitchcock and Hedren whose careers and lives both suffered as a result. Imelda Staunton co-stars as Hitchcock's wife Alma; also with Carl Beukes and Penelope Wilton. Directed by Julian Jarrold; screenplay by Gwyneth Hughes, based on the book 'Spellbound by Beauty' by Donald Spoto.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The Girl may be too prosaic to properly evoke its subject, but sterling performances by Toby Jones and Sienna Miller bring to life one of cinematic history's most horrific abuses of power.
Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.
Cast & Crew
- HBO Films and Wall to Wall Media Present In association with the BBC A Warner Bros Entertainment GmbH / Moonlighting Co-Production
- © 2012 Home Box Office, Inc.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.