The Secret Garden on the big screen again

The Secret Garden is a drama, family, and fantasy film.  It is based on the classic novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 

Marc Munden is the director of the movie. It is adapted for the screen by Jack Thorne.

The producers are David Heyman and Rosie Alison. Jane Robertson is co-producer.

StudioCanal’s Ron Halpern, Didier Lupfer, and Dan MacRae are executive producers.


Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox
Colin Firth as Lord Archibald Craven
Julie Walters as Mrs. Medlock
Edan Hayhurst as Colin Craven
Amir Wilson as Dickon
Isis Davis as Martha
Maeve Dermody as Alice


The film is in England. The time period is 1947.  The movie follows young orphan Mary Lennox. Mary has to go live with her uncle.  She discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.

Chairman Adam Fogelson discusses Secret Garden film

The original ‘Secret Garden’ novel continues to be beloved by both children and adults around the world.   We’re thrilled to partner with Studiocanal and Heyday, who together have worked on some of the most popular and well-received family films of the last decade, and look forward to bringing a fresh take on this fantastical story to life for audiences around North America.

Release date

The movie will be available on-demand on August 7, 2020.

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