Florence Foster Jenkins

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The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Nicholas Martin
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Helberg.
Set Decorator: Caroline Smith

Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York heiress who became an opera singer notorious for her bad singing skills. She was a New York socialite who founded and funded her own club, The Verdi Club. She became a member of dozens of women’s clubs – literary, historical, etc. and she became Director of Music for many of these, as well as their producer of tableaux-vivants. Where, as producer, she would always cast herself as the main character in the final tableau.

The film, an American–British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nicholas Martin,  stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins.

“The three-time Oscar-winning actor will take the role of Jenkins, an heiress who used her wealth to embark on a singing career that took her to concert halls across the US in the 1920s, 30s and 40s despite her complete inability to hold a note or stay in time. Hugh Grant is in line to play the soprano’s partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield, with the film titled simply Florence.” – Reports The Guardian