Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Philippa Lowthorpe|
|Story by||Rebecca Frayn|
|Music by||Dickon Hinchliffe|
|Edited by||Úna Ní Dhonghaíle|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
Misbehaviour is a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn, from a story by Frayn. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear.
The film follows the events of the 1970 Miss World competition, which saw the crowning of the first black competitor.
- Keira Knightley as Sally Alexander
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jennifer Hosten, Miss Grenada
- Jessie Buckley as Jo Robinson
- Lesley Manville as Dolores Hope
- Greg Kinnear as Bob Hope
- Keeley Hawes as Julia Morley
- Rhys Ifans as Eric Morley
- Phyllis Logan as Evelyn Alexander
- John Sackville as Robin Day
- Suki Waterhouse as Sandra Wolsfeld - Miss United States
- Clara Rosager as Marjorie Johansson - Miss Sweden
- Loreece Harrison as Pearl Jansen - Miss Africa South
- Emma Corrin as Jillian Jessup - Miss South Africa
- Collet Collins as Jennifer Wong - Miss Guyana
- Emily Tebbutt as Yvonne Ormes - Miss United Kingdom
- Misato Omori as Hisayo Nakamura - Miss Japan
- Monica Sarup as Heather Faville - Miss India
- Delly Allen as Georgina Rizk - Miss Lebanon
- Taina Haines as Sônia Guerra - Miss Brazil
- Lily Newmark as Jane
- Emma D'Arcy as Hazel
- Ruby Bentall as Sarah
- Alexa Davies as Sue
- John Heffernan as Gareth Stedman Jones
- Maya Kelly as Abigail Thaw
- Eileen O’Higgins as Joan Billings
- Miles Jupp as Clive
- Charlotte Spencer as TV girl
- Charlie Anson as Michael Aspel
- Jo Herbert as Sheila Rowbotham
The film was announced in October 2018, with Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley set to star. Philippa Lowthorpe was set to direct. In November 2018, Lesley Manville, Greg Kinnear, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan had joined the cast of the film. In September 2018 Collet Collins joined the cast, and in January 2019 Suki Waterhouse and Clara Rosager joined.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2020. Shout Studios will distribute in the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film's theatrical release was cut short and the film was released early to video on demand in the United Kingdom on 15 April.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 88% based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 6.52/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Misbehaviour's overall arc will be familiar to fans of feelgood British cinema – and so will the way it triumphs over formula to tell a thoroughly crowd-pleasing story."
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- Wiseman, Andreas (8 January 2019). "Suki Waterhouse To Play Miss USA In Keira Knightley-Fronted Miss World Movie 'Misbehaviour'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- Wiseman, Andreas (9 January 2019). "Scandi Actress Clara Rosager To Play Miss Sweden In Keira Knightley Pageant Protest Movie 'Misbehaviour'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
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- Wiseman, Andreas (19 December 2019). "'Misbehaviour' Trailer: Keira Knightley & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Star In Comedy-Drama About 1970 Miss World Comp". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
- N'Duka, Amanda (16 March 2020). "Shout! Studios Lands Pageant Drama 'Misbehaviour' Starring Keira Knightley & Gugu Mbatha-Raw". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
- Grater, Tom (6 April 2020). "Keira Knightley Starrer 'Misbehaviour' – UK & Ireland Film Releases Heading Online Early Due To Coronavirus Disruption". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
- Brew, Simon (17 July 2020). "Misbehaviour finally heading to DVD in September". Film Stories. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
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