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Greenfingers 2001
Directed by Joel Hershman
Produced by Trudie Styler
Written by Joel Hershman
Starring Clive Owen
Helen Mirren
David Kelly
Cinematography John Daly
Edited by Tariq Anwar
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Fireworks Pictures
Release date
14 September 2001 (UK)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £5,000,000
Box office $1,961,054[1]

Greenfingers is a 2000 British comedy film directed and written by Joel Hershman. It is loosely based on the true story about the award-winning prisoners of HMP Leyhill, a minimum-security prison in the Cotswolds, England.[2][3]


When Colin Briggs is placed in an experimental programme to finish off his prison sentence, all he wants is peace and quiet. After his wise, elderly roommate Fergus introduces him to gardening, Colin uncovers a talent and passion for plants. Teaming up with his fellow inmates, Colin gets the attention of celebrated gardener Georgina Woodhouse. Soon, the unexpected gardeners are preparing to compete for the Hampton Court Flower Show. When Colin meets Georgina's beautiful daughter Primrose, he discovers another reason to fight for his freedom: true love.



  1. ^ "Greenfingers". Box Office Mojo. 
  2. ^ Deitz, Paula (16 July 1998). "Free to Grow Bluebells in England". The New York Times. p. 13. 
  3. ^ Ramsey, Nancy (22 July 2001). "FILM; Never Too Tough to Be Softened Up by a Flower". The New York Times. p. 22. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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