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Wicked Little Letters

February 23, 2024
1hr 40min
Status: released

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Wicked Little Letters Movie Details:

Country United Kingdom
Language English
GenreComedy, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Release date9 September 2023 (TIFF)
23 February 2024 (United Kingdom)
Running time1hr 40min
Age ratingR
StarringOlivia Colman
Jessie Buckley
Anjana Vasan
Joanna Scanlan
Gemma Jones
Malachi Kirby
Lolly Adefope
Eileen Atkins
Timothy Spall
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Written byJonny Sweet
Produced byGraham Broadbent
Peter Czernin
Ed Sinclair
Olivia Colman
Jo Wallett
Cinematography by Ben Davis
Edited by Melanie Oliver
Music byIsobel Waller-Bridge
Filming locationsArundel, West Sussex, England, UK
Littlehampton, Sussex, England, UK
Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK
HMP Shepton Mallet, UK
Sussex, England, UK
Production CompanyFilm4
Blueprint Pictures
South of the River Pictures
People Person Pictures
Distributor StudioCanal

Wicked Little Letters Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Olivia Colman as Edith Swan
  • Jessie Buckley as Rose Gooding
  • Anjana Vasan as PC Gladys Moss
  • Timothy Spall as Edward Swan
  • Joanna Scanlan as Ann
  • Gemma Jones as Victoria Swan
  • Malachi Kirby as Bill
  • Lolly Adefope as Kate
  • Eileen Atkins as Mabel
  • Hugh Skinner as Constable Papperwick
  • Paul Chahidi as Chief Constable Spedding
  • Alisha Weir as Nancy Gooding
  • Jason Watkins as Mr. Treading
  • Richard Goulding as Mr. Scales
  • Tim Key as Father Ambrose
  • Jonny Sweet as Daily Mail Reporter
  • Krishni Patel as Winnie Moss


A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark, absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, “Wicked Little Letters” follows two neighbours: deeply-conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents start to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women, led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan), begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss and Rose might not be the culprit after all.

Wicked Little Letters Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$12.6 million
Domestic Opening$2,081,783
United Kingdom Collection$12,170,436
Worldwide Collection$26,568,210

About Wicked Little Letters Movie:

Wicked Little Letters is a British black comedy mystery film directed by Thea Sharrock, written by Jonny Sweet, and starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Anjana Vasan, Joanna Scanlan, Gemma Jones, Malachi Kirby, Lolly Adefope, Eileen Atkins, and Timothy Spall. The film is based on a true scandal.

The film was announced in May 2022. Production began in September 2022 and continued till early October in Arundel and Worthing, with some scenes filmed in and around the former Crown Court in Aylesbury. Ben Davis served as cinematographer. Principal photography took place on Stage 1 of Pinewood Studios.

Wicked Little Letters premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2023, and was released in the United Kingdom by StudioCanal on 23 February 2024. It received positive reviews from critics. It is one of the highest-grossing movies of 2024.