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Secrets & Lies (1996)

15 05/24/1996 (US) Drama 2h 22m

Roxanne drives her mother crazy. Maurice never speaks to his niece. Cynthia has a shock for her family. Monica can't talk to her husband. Hortense has never met her mother.


A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

  1. Mike Leigh

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Timothy Spall

    Timothy Spall

    Maurice Purley

  2. Brenda Blethyn

    Brenda Blethyn

    Cynthia Rose Purley

  3. Marianne Jean-Baptiste

    Marianne Jean-Baptiste

    Hortense Cumberbatch

  4. Phyllis Logan

    Phyllis Logan

    Monica Purley

  5. Claire Rushbrook

    Claire Rushbrook

    Roxanne Purley

  6. Lee Ross

    Lee Ross


  7. Lesley Manville

    Lesley Manville

    The Social Worker

  8. Elizabeth Berrington

    Elizabeth Berrington


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Secrets & Lies

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $13,417,292.00


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