Australia - United States / 2002 / 117 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director: Gillian Armstrong / Screenplay: Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Sebastien Faulks / Cinematography: Dion Beebe / Editor: Nicholas Beauman / Music: Stephen Warbeck / Producer: Sarah Curtis, Douglas Rae / Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, John Pierce Jones, John Benfield.
In 1942, during the Second World War, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman from Edinburgh, goes to London to help with the war effort. There she meets Peter Gregory, an RAF pilot, and falls in love with him. When he is reported missing after his plane is shot down over France, Charlotte, wanting to find him, agrees to join the Secret Service and is recruited to work with the French Resistance under a new identity, Dominique.
Gillian Armstrong was born in 1950 in Melbourne, where she went on to study theatre and cinema and presented educational and industrial films. After having directed a number of short films (of which The Singer and the Dancer won an award) and documentaries, she agreed to direct My Brilliant Career in 1979. With this, she became the first Australian woman since the 1930s to direct a feature length film. From then on, she divided her time between Australia and the United States, directing most notably Mel Gibson (Mrs Soffel) before her first international success in 1994 with Little Women.