Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution

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Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution
Mrs R Poster.jpg
Poster of Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution
Directed by Bille Eltringham
Produced by Hugo Heppell
Written by Bridget O'Connor
Peter Straughan
Starring Catherine Tate
Iain Glen
Brittany Ashworth
Music by Robert Lane
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09) (Cambridge Film Festival)
Running time
102 minutes
Language English

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a 2007 British comedy drama film, directed by Bille Eltringham and starring Catherine Tate, Iain Glen and Brittany Ashworth, about a British family who move to East Germany in 1968, during the Cold War. It was filmed in Hungary and the United Kingdom (UK),[1] and was released on 9 July 2007 at the Cambridge Film Festival, and nationwide in the UK on 28 September.


  • Catherine Tate - Dorothy Ratcliffe
  • Iain Glen - Frank Ratcliffe
  • Brittany Ashworth - Alex Ratcliffe
  • Heike Makatsch - Frau Unger
  • Jessica Barden - Mary Ratcliffe
  • Christian Brassington - Thomas
  • Nigel Betts - Uncle Philip
  • Robert Daniel Lowe - Otto
  • Ottilia Borbáth - Frau Glock
  • Béla Fesztbaum - 1st Stasi Officer
  • Fanni Futár - Uti
  • Imola Gáspár - Art Teacher
  • Ákos Horváth - 2nd Border Guard
  • Barna Illyés - Gym Teacher
  • John Kirk - Mr. Murray
  • Karl Kranzkowski - Rector
  • Uwe Lauer - Truck Driver
  • Piroska Móga - Ursula
  • Ben O'Brien - 2nd Stasi Officer
  • Gábor Pintér - 1st Border Guard
  • Alexander Scheer - Willi
  • Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey - Jerzy
  • Katharina Thalbach - Anna
  • Susan Tordoff - Mary's Teacher
  • Stephan Wolf-Schönburg - Herr Vort


Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution received high 80% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of its limited release, there were few reviews, but Channel 4 Online and The Guardian Films cited the film as a vehicle for the blooming film careers of both Catherine Tate and Brittany Ashworth.[2][3] The film won the Audience Award at the Wurzburg International Film Weekend.


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