Hedda (film)

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"Hedda" (1975).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Produced by Robert Enders
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Trevor Nunn
Starring Peter Eyre
Glenda Jackson
Patrick Stewart
Music by Laurie Johnson
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by Peter Tanner
Release date
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hedda is a 1975 film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. It stars Peter Eyre, Glenda Jackson and Patrick Stewart and was directed by Trevor Nunn.[1]

This was the first (and so far the only) major theatrical film version of the play in English. Previous productions of the play in English with sound had all been made for television.

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Glenda Jackson). The film was also screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

In The New York Times, Vincent Canby praised Jackson's performance, and concluded, "the physical production is handsome, and Mr. Nunn is most successful in preserving the claustrophobic nature of the play without creating a static film. Hedda is an imaginative, intelligent film version of a play that I wasn't breathlessly waiting to see at this moment." [3] Judith Crist of Saturday Review wrote, "... a startlingly fresh and perceptive version written and directed by Trevor Nunn and ingeniously interpreted by Jackson. Seldom has a classic been so well served."


  1. ^ "Hedda (1975)". BFI. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Hedda". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=950DE1DB123DE532A25755C2A9679C946790D6CF

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