Turtle Diary

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Adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel by Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary stars Glenda Jackson as Neaera Duncan, a famed author/illustrator of children's books. In the midst of her success, Duncan suffers from writer's block. While casting about for new ideas, she makes several visits to the turtle tank at the local aquarium, where she becomes acquainted with shy bookstore clerk William Snow (Ben Kingsley). From this point on, nothing is in the least predictable. What can one say that's sensible about a plotline that climaxes with a turtle hijacking? Screenwriter Pinter has a cameo role as "Man in Bookshop." Turtle Diary was the maiden effort of United British Artists, a consortium consisting of Glenda Jackson, Harold Pinter, and producer Richard Johnson (who also appears in the film).


Glenda Jackson
as Neaera Duncan
Ben Kingsley
as William Snow
Michael Gambon
as Fairbairn
Rosemary Leach
as Mrs. Inchcliff
Eleanor Bron
as Miss Neap
Nigel Hawthorne
as Publisher
Michael Aldridge
as Mr. Meager
Pauline Letts
as Woman in bookshop
Tony Melody
as Garage Man
Harold Pinter
as Man in Bookshop
Gary Olsen
as Lorry Driver
Peter Capaldi
as Assistant Keeper
Barbara Rosenblat
as American Woman
Chuck Julian
as American Man
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