An Education

An Education (2009)

An education isn't always by the book.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2009-10-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 1272 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Film
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Lone Scherfig
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Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

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  • Carey Mulligan

    as Jenny Mellor
  • Peter Sarsgaard

    as David Goldman
  • Dominic Cooper

    as Danny
  • Rosamund Pike

    as Helen
  • Olivia Williams

    as Miss Stubbs
  • Alfred Molina

    as Jack Mellor
  • Cara Seymour

    as Majorie
  • Sally Hawkins

    as Sarah Goldman
  • Emma Thompson

    as Headmistress
  • James Norton

    as Student
  • Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

    as Hattie
  • William Melling

    as Small Boy #1
  • Connor Catchpole

    as Small Boy #2
  • Matthew Beard

    as Graham
  • Ellie Kendrick

    as Tina
  • Nick Sampson

    as Auctioneer
  • Bel Parker

    as Small Girl
  • Luis Soto

    as Rachman
  • Olenka Wrzesniewski

    as Shakespeare Girl #1
  • Bryony Wadsworth

    as Shakespeare Girl #2
  • Ashley Taylor-Rhys

    as Petrol Attendant
  • Beth Rowley

    as Nightclub Singer
  • Ben Castle

    as Nightclub Band
  • Mark Edwards

    as Nightclub Band
  • Tom Rees-Roberts

    as Nightclub Band
  • Arne Somogyi

    as Nightclub Band
  • Paul Pilot

    as Nightclub Band
  • Phil Wilkinson

    as Nightclub Band
  • Kate Duchêne

    as Latin Teacher
Writing Nick Hornby Screenplay
Directing Lone Scherfig Director
Production Lucy Bevan Casting
Editing Barney Pilling Editor
Camera John de Borman Director of Photography
Art Andrew McAlpine Production Design
Production David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Art Ben Smith Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Odile Dicks-Mireaux Costume Design
Sound Gareth Bull Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kle Savidge Music Supervisor
Production Camilla Stephenson Location Manager
Sound Jack Stew Foley Artist
Production James D. Stern Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Natalie Humphries Costume Supervisor
Sound Simon J. Willis Sound Recordist
Art Anna Lynch-Robinson Set Decoration
Sound Glenn Freemantle Sound Supervisor
Sound Nina Hartstone Dialogue Editor
Sound Richard Straker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Caroline Levy Line Producer
Production Amanda Posey Producer
Camera Kerry Brown Still Photographer
Directing Caroline O'Reilly Script Supervisor
Production Nick Hornby Executive Producer
Sound Gillian Dodders Dialogue Editor
Directing Joe Geary First Assistant Director
Sound Andrew Felton Boom Operator
Art Terry Woods Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Amanda Keable Costume Supervisor
Sound Paul Englishby Original Music Composer
Production Wendy Japhet Executive Producer
Production Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Production Douglas Hansen Executive Producer
Sound Adam Mendez Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Andrea King Foley Artist
Production Finola Dwyer Producer
Writing Lynn Barber Author
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Makeup & Hair