Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Vera Drake, DVD DVD



Mike Leigh writes and directs this British drama starring Imelda Staunton as Vera Drake, a woman devoted completely to her working-class family.

She spends her time caring for her elderly mother and sick neighbour, but also secretly visits women with unwanted pregnancies, helping them induce miscarriage.

With this practice illegal in 1950s England, Vera risks imprisonment when the authorities discover what she perceives as her selfless acts of charity.

The cast also includes Philip Davis, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Daniel Mays.


Other Formats


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Also directed by Mike Leigh  |  View all