A Short Stay in Switzerland
|A Short Stay in Switzerland|
|Directed by||Simon Curtis|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||90 minutes|
A Short Stay in Switzerland is a 2009 British television film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank McGuinness. It stars Julie Walters, who won the International Emmy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Dr Anne Turner. It was produced by BBC.
It was also nominated for other numerous awards including the BAFTA Award for Best Single TV Drama and Best Actress.
The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Anne Turner (25 January 1939 – 24 January 2006) who after suffering from the incurable Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP, also called ‘Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome’), travelled to Zurich for an assisted suicide by an organization called Dignitas. This came four years after her husband died of a similar rare incurable condition, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).
- Julie Walters as Dr Anne Turner
- Stephen Campbell Moore as Edward
- Lyndsey Marshal as Jessica
- Liz White as Sophie
- Michelle Fairley as Mrs Savery
- Will Knightley as Dr Jack Turner
- Patrick Malahide as Richard
- Harriet Walter as Clare
- "Julie Walters stars as Britons dominate International Emmys". Telegraph. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
- "A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009 TV Movie) : Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6590561/bio| IMDb:– Anne Turner: Biography
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6590562/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm| IMDb:– Jack Turner: Biography
- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1120681/Anne-drink-die-Why-stood-allowed-mother-commit-suicide.html| Mail Online:– 'Anne, if you drink this you will die': Why we stood by and allowed our mother to commit suicide.
- Savill, Richard (2006-01-25). "By the time you read this, I will be dead". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-02.