Turtle diary

United Kingdom, 1985

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Popular children’s author, Neara Duncan (played by Glenda Jackson), fearing her creative talents have evaporated, escapes into the dreamy world of sea turtles, seeking inspiration in their beauty and grace. William Snow (Ben Kingsley)is a humble assistant in a bookstore where he too dreams of turtles. Outside of their chance meetings at the aquarium, they have little in common, but an inspiration to free the captive turtles starts a bond that gives their lives a new outlook. The “turtlenappers” are about to set their own spirits free. Based on the novel by Russell Hoban. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.

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Credits

director

John irvin

producer

Richard Johnson

production company

CBS

Duration

01:32:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302361

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2868433

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