On Stage and Screen
The Definitive Helene Hanff Website
'84' made it to the Big Screen when Anne Bancroft fell in love with the book and her
producer husband Mel Brooks bought the film rights for her as a gift - Anne played Helene
opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins' Frank. The film premiered in the UK to a royal audience -
which resulted in Helene Hanff meeting Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Some of my favourite photos from the film are included below. Like elsewhere on the site,
click an image to view a larger version.
Anne Bancroft and Sir
Anthony Hopkins as Helene
Hanff and Frank Doel
Available on DVD from
Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk...
Helene on the movie set:
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ON STAGE - LONDON
1981 - Rosemary Leach and David Swift as Helene
Hanff and Frank Doel.
1988 - Anne Bancroft and Sir Anthony Hopkins as
Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.