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Ahead of the Class

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Director  Adrian Shergold
Country  United Kingdom
7.2/10 IMDb

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Language  English
Ahead of the Class movie poster
Release date  30 January 2005 (2005-01-30)
Writer  Robert Jones (adaptation), Marie Stubbs (book)

Ahead of the class 2005 based on the true story of marie stubbs


Ahead of the Class is a 2003 book and 2005 dramatic television film based on real-life events.

Contents

Plot

Marie Stubbs is a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is close to the age of retirement. After being Head teacher at The Douay Martyrs School, Ickenham, she takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in North West London. The school is facing closure after its previous headmaster, Philip kind Lawrence, was murdered in 1995, while breaking up a fight between his pupils and students from a rival school.

The drama was filmed on location at former Kingsland Secondary School in Dalston, Hackney, London.

Cast

  • Julie Walters as Marie, Lady Stubbs
  • Reece Dinsdale as Sean Devlin (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Hannah Yelland as Tracy O'Leary (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Inday Ba as Trudy Gower
  • Michelle Fairley as Sonia Venning
  • Tony Slattery as Stuart Stiles
  • Awards and nominations

    Royal Television Society

  • 2006: Nominated, "Best Single Drama"
  • 2006: Nominated, "Best Actress" - Julie Walters
  • References

    Ahead of the Class Wikipedia
    Ahead of the Class IMDb Ahead of the Class themoviedb.org


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