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Catherine Called Birdy

September 23, 2022
1hr 48min
Status: released

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Catherine Called Birdy Movie Details:

Based onCatherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
Language English
GenreAdventure, Comedy
Release datesSeptember 12, 2022 (TIFF)
September 23, 2022 (United States)
Running time!hr 48min
Age ratingPG-13
CastBella Ramsey
Billie Piper
Andrew Scott
Directed by Lena Dunham
Screenplay byLena Dunham
Produced byEric Fellner
Tim Bevan
Lena Dunham
Jo Wallett
Cinematography by Laurie Rose
Edited by Joe Klotz
Music byCarter Burwell
Production CompaniesWorking Title Films
Good Thing Going
Distributor Amazon Studios (Worldwide)
Republic Film Distribution (United Kingdom and Ireland, theatrical)

Catherine Called Birdy Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Bella Ramsey as Lady Catherine / “Birdy”
  • Billie Piper as Lady Aislinn, Catherine’s mother
  • Andrew Scott as Lord Rollo, Catherine’s father
  • Lesley Sharp as Morwenna, Catherine’s nursemaid
  • Joe Alwyn as George, Catherine’s uncle, and Lady Aislinn’s younger brother
  • Sophie Okonedo as Ethelfritha Rose Splinter of Devon, a wealthy widow who marries George
  • Paul Kaye as Sir John Henry Murgaw VIII / “Shaggy Beard”
  • Dean-Charles Chapman as Robert, Catherine’s 17-year-old older brother
  • Isis Hainsworth as Aelis, Catherine’s best friend
  • Archie Renaux as Edward the Monk, Catherine’s 21-year-old older brother
  • Michael Woolfitt, as Perkin, Catherine’s goatherd friend
  • David Bradley as Lord Gideon Sidebottom, Aelis’ father
  • Mimi M. Khayisa as Lady Berenice Sidebottom, Aelis’ stepmother
  • Rita Bernard-Shaw as Meg, Catherine’s milkmaid friend
  • Ralph Ineson as Golden Tiger, a peasant and driver
  • Jamie Demetriou as Etienne, the manservant to Shaggy Beard


The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever and adventurous – and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the most vile suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

About Catherine Called Birdy Movie:

  • Catherine Called Birdy is an adventure comedy film written and directed by Lena Dunham. The film stars Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Lesley Sharp, Joe Alwyn, and Sophie Okonedo.
  • The film is based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Karen Cushman.
  • Bella Ramsey’s first lead role in a feature film.
  • Principal photography began on 30 March 2021 in close proximity to Stokesay Castle in Shropshire, England.
  • Catherine Called Birdy had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2022.
  • The film received a limited release on September 23, 2022, by Amazon Studios, prior to streaming on Prime Video on October 7, 2022.