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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, aka "The lady with the lamp" Wonderful and Inspiring!
on 14 November 2016
The film is based on a historic figure FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, aka "The lady with the lamp" highlighting her priviate life, personal sacrifices and the historic achievements in nursing, improving care for the sick and injured, that continues to saves lives today. Starring American actress Jaclyn Smith in the title role, and dashing Timothy Dalton as the love interest together with other well known actors/actresses including Jeremy Brett, Claire Bloom, Lesley Dunlop, Brian Cox; and Julian Fellows (writer of tv's Downton Abbey series). I once read a review which is true in that during the whole movie Jaclyn Smith's nationality doesn't enter your mind (nor for that matter her famous tv role in the original Charlie's Angels). A great performance. Jaclyn does a great job as the English heroin who revolutionised nursing care. Have watched this movie several times on tv. It's probably a 'made for tv' movie - dont let that put you off. I've enjoyed it so much I wanted to own it on DVD. An excellent, moving film. Recommended