Dreams of a Life

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Dreams of a Life
Dreams of a life.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Carol Morley
Written by Carol Morley
Starring Zawe Ashton
Distributed by Dogwoof Pictures
Release dates
  • 16 December 2011 (2011-12-16) (UK)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £187,513[1]

Dreams of a Life is a 2011 drama-documentary film, released by Dogwoof Pictures, directed by Carol Morley and starring Zawe Ashton.


It tells the story of Joyce Carol Vincent, whose body was found in January 2006 decomposing in her bedsit in Wood Green, North London, after she apparently died unnoticed in December 2003, surrounded by unopened Christmas presents with her TV still switched on.[2]

The film interviews various friends, acquaintances and former partners to try to tell the story of Joyce, who is played in reconstructions by Ashton.

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