The Girl 9 years old

He made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

The Girl

Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, an unknown fashion model given her big break when Hitchcock’s wife saw her on a TV commercial. Brought to Universal Studios, Hedren was shocked when the director, at the peak of his career, quickly cast her to star in his next feature, 1963’s The Birds. Little did Hedren know that as ambitious and terrifying as the production would be to shoot, the most daunting aspect of the film ended up coming from behind the camera.


The Girl Cast

Name Character
Imelda Staunton She was 56, now 66 years old as Alma Hitchcock
Toby Jones He was 46, now 55 years old as Alfred Hitchcock
Sienna Miller She was 30, now 40 years old as Tippi Hedren
Carl Beukes He was 36, now 45 years old as Jim Brown
Penelope Wilton She was 66, now 75 years old as Peggy Robertson
Sean Cameron Michael He was 42, now 52 years old as Robert Burks
Candice D'Arcy as Josephine Milton

The Girl Crew

Name Department
Gail Stevens as Casting. Production
Diana Cilliers as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Christa Schamberger as Casting. Production
Julian Jarrold as Director. He was 52 (now 62) years old Directing
Andrew Hulme as Editor. He was 49 (now 59) years old Editing
Leanne Klein as Executive Producer. Production
Dianne Beatty as Line Producer. Production
Genevieve Hofmeyr as Co-Producer. Production
Gwyneth Hughes as Writer. She was 111 (now 121) years old Writing
Donald Spoto as Novel. He was 71 (now 80) years old Writing
Marvin Saven as Co-Producer. Production
John Pardue as Director of Photography. Camera
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The Girl (9 years)

He made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

  • Release day: Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Runtime: 91 minutes