Enid (film)

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Directed by James Hawes
Produced by Sally Woodward Gentle
Lee Morris
Eleanor Moran
Jamie Laurenson
Written by Lindsay Shapero
Starring Helena Bonham Carter
Matthew Macfadyen
Denis Lawson
Music by Nicholas Hooper
Cinematography Matt Gray
Edited by Richard Cox
Distributed by BBC Four
Release dates
16 November 2009
Running time
82 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Enid is a British dramatic television film first broadcast on 16 November 2009 on BBC Four. Directed by James Hawes it is based on the life of children's writer Enid Blyton, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. The film introduced the two main lovers of Blyton's life. Her first husband Hugh Pollock, who was also her publisher, was played by Matthew Macfadyen. Kenneth Darrell Waters, a London surgeon who became Blyton's second husband, was portrayed by Denis Lawson. The film explored how the orderly, reassuringly clear worlds Blyton created within her stories contrasted with the complexity of her own personal life.



Award Result Category Recipient
Broadcasting Press Guild Won Best Single Drama Enid
Nominated Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter
BAFTA TV Awards Nominated
International Emmy Award Won International Emmy Award for best actress


The film was filmed in London and Surrey in Britain.[1] The film is a "major one-off" drama for Carnival Film & Television for BBC Four.


  1. ^ Mrs-Lovett.org (4 January 2009). "Bonham Carter on the set of 'Enid Blyton'". Retrieved 4 February 2009. 

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