Early advertisements for the film showed a scene in which Mowlam removes her wig during a meeting with Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. It was shown on UK television on Channel 4 on 31 January 2010.
|Mo Mowlam||Julie Walters|
|Jon Norton (Mowlam's husband)||David Haig|
|Henrietta Norton (Mowlam's stepdaughter)||Lucy Boynton|
|Peter Kilfoyle||Tony Maudsley|
|Adam Ingram||Gary Lewis|
|Peter Mandelson||Steven Mackintosh|
|David Trimble||Adrian Dunbar|
|Bill Clinton||Kerry Shale|
|Gerry Adams||John Lynch|
|Martin McGuinness||Eoin McCarthy|
|Senator George Mitchell||Harry Ditson|
|Johnny Adair||Marc O'Shea|
|Michael Stone||Ian Beattie|
The programme attracted over 3.5 million viewers on its first broadcast, making it Channel 4's highest rating drama since 2001. The biopic was also a critical success, with Mowlam's former ministerial colleague, Adam Ingram MP, depicted in the drama by Gary Lewis claiming that it "brought home the essence of Mo".
Awards and nominations
It was nominated for a Magnolia Award for Best Television Film or Miniseries at the 16th Shanghai Television Festival in China.
- Mo - The story of Mo Mowlam - the Good Friday Agreement, her life away from politics and her battle with ill-health Channel 4
- Julie Walters is transformed into Mo Mowlam for new film role Mail Online, 4 June 2009
- Mo Mowlam biopic gets 3.5m viewers BBC News, 1 February 2010
- Scots MP reveals agony over Mo Mowlam TV drama Daily Record
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