Dreamchild is a 1985 British drama film written by Dennis Potter, directed by Gavin Millar and produced by Rick McCallum and Kenith Trodd. It stars Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Nicola Cowper and Amelia Shankley and is a fictionalised account of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Featuring the work of legendary puppet master Jim Henson.
In 1932, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, age 80, travels to New York to attend a celebration of Lewis Carroll's centenary. Confused by American culture and unable to understand the huge popularity of the Alice books, Mrs. Hargreaves begins to remember details of the childhood events that led to the writing of the stories. Was shy Carroll actually in love with her?
Cast: Ian Holm, Peter Gallacher, Jane Asher.
Producer: Verity Lambert (Dr Who) Rick McCallum (Star Wars) and Dennis Potter (The Singing Detective)
Director: Gavin Millar (Foyle’s War)
Written by: Dennis Potter
A remarkable film – Roger Ebert
Evening Standard Film Awards Best Actress – Coral Browne
BAFTA nominations – Best make up & Best Visual Effects
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