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Twenty years. Two people...

Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.

After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

Emma - Anne Hathaway

Dexter - Jim Sturgess

Alison - Patricia Clarkson

Steven - Ken Stott

Sylvie - Romola Garai

Ian - Rafe Spall

Director - Lone Scherfig

Screenplay; Novel - David Nicholls

Producer - Nina Jacobson

Executive Producer - Tessa Ross

Co-Producer - Jane Frazer

Director of Photography - Beno^it Delhomme, AFC

Production Designer - Mark Tildesley

Editor - Barney Pilling

Costume Designer - Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Music - Rachel Portman

Hair & Make-up Designer - Ivana Primorac

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About the Film

Twenty years. Two people...

Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.

After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

  • Anne Hathaway
    Emma
  • Jim Sturgess
    Dexter
  • Patricia Clarkson
    Alison
  • Ken Stott
    Steven
  • Romola Garai
    Sylvie
  • Rafe Spall
    Ian
  • Lone Scherfig
    Director
  • David Nicholls
    Screenplay; Novel
  • Nina Jacobson
    Producer
  • Tessa Ross
    Executive Producer
  • Jane Frazer
    Co-Producer
  • Beno^it Delhomme, AFC
    Director of Photography
  • Mark Tildesley
    Production Designer
  • Barney Pilling
    Editor
  • Odile Dicks-Mireaux
    Costume Designer
  • Rachel Portman
    Music
  • Ivana Primorac
    Hair & Make-up Designer