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

Full Cast & Crew

Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 24, 1996


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $13,417,292.00



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