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Lady Godiva (2008)

89 min | Horror, Romance

Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied against the people. Into modern day Oxford where ...See moreProud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied against the people. Into modern day Oxford where Jemima, an attractive but quirky young school teacher, fierce and independent, sets out to resurrect her dead brother's memory through the Art Factory, the place she has created where kids can forget their troubles and enter the world of their imagination. Where anything is possible. Through a chance encounter, she meets the gorgeous Michael Bartle and is very much taken by his charms until she discovers he is the 'Godiva' man - a notorious play boy who has made his money in the lucrative world of horse breeding and is already involved with the glamorous and famous Veronica. To raise money to keep her precious Art Factory open, Michael convinces her to go on Veronica's TV show to talk about the project and to raise the much needed money to keep it open. She is horribly set up by Veronica and as a result is humiliated on national TV. The final let down comes when Michael, through his own stubborn pride ruins Jemima's chances of having her cause supported personally by Prince William himself. Disappointed and shocked by the way Michael has treated her, she retreats back into her teaching until Veronica turns up and shows her how she can use the publicity to her advantage and get her own back on Michael who has jokingly made a bet that for £100,000, a sum that would assure the Art Factory's future, she wont ride naked through Oxford. The kids from the Art Factory, knowing Jemima's commitment to them, encourage her to be brave and to take up Michael's challenge. Other allies from both her and Michael's world also surprisingly give their support. Jemima rises to the occasion and on May Day morning, traditionally a day of celebration; she takes the ride of her life and continues the Lady Godiva legend by riding naked on a beautiful white horse through the streets of Oxford. In true romantic style, Michael realizing the folly of his ways and how much he loves Jemima and her real values, turns up to declare his love and support for her. Written by Lesley Wilde See less
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David Whitaker (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
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£1,400,000
Gross (World)
$14,000
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Jan 25, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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41 cast members
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Phoebe Thomas
Jemima Honey / 21st Century Lady Godiva Jemima Honey / 21st Century Lady Godiva   See fewer
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Matthew Chambers
Michael Bartle Michael Bartle   See fewer
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James Wilby
Earl of Mercia, Leofric Earl of Mercia, Leofric   See fewer
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Isabelle Amyes
Mrs. Bartle Mrs. Bartle   See fewer
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Arantxa Banares-Aldea
Monster 3 (as Arantza Aldea) Monster 3 (as Arantza Aldea)   See fewer
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Eric Carte
Mr. Bartle Mr. Bartle   See fewer
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Lara Cazalet
Esclairmonde Esclairmonde   See fewer
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Ka Yan Cheung
Chowyee Min Chowyee Min   See fewer
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Susan Dury
Headmistress Headmistress   See fewer
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Liz Edmiston
Harassed Mum Harassed Mum   See fewer
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Laurent Galinier
Raymonde Raymonde   See fewer
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Sarah Garrett
May Day Child May Day Child   See fewer
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Steven Geller
Tommy (Peeping Tom) Tommy (Peeping Tom)   See fewer
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Geoff Gibbons
Policeman 1 Policeman 1   See fewer
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Daniel Gill
Monster 1 Monster 1   See fewer
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Tamsin Heatley
Foster Mum Foster Mum   See fewer
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Mark Hyde
Paparazzi 1 Paparazzi 1   See fewer
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Robert Hynes
Monster 2 Monster 2   See fewer
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Nick Malinowski
Humphrey Humphrey   See fewer
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Petra Markham
Jemima's Mother - Pink Dragon Jemima's Mother - Pink Dragon   See fewer
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Paul Mead
Fish Shop Man Fish Shop Man   See fewer
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Giles Oldershaw
Paparazzi 2 Paparazzi 2   See fewer
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Nicholas Parsons
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons   See fewer
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Kerry Steed
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Georges Trillat
Guillaume Guillaume   See fewer
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Matthew Turpin
Prince William Prince William   See fewer
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Julia Verdin
Veronica Veronica   See fewer
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Marcia Warren
Lingerie Woman Lingerie Woman   See fewer
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Paul Hann
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Hay
Rupert Whitaker (uncredited) Rupert Whitaker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ceri Middleton
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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William de Coverley (uncredited) William de Coverley (uncredited)   See fewer
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3.5 / 10 | 116 votes