The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, June 28, 2018 released the trailer:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In 1941, on the island of Guernsey, four friends are stopped by soldiers for breaching curfew during German occupation. When asked for their reason, they say they were returning from their book club, hastily named "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", to avoid arrest. Five years later, in January 1946, author Juliet Ashton is promoting her latest book, written under her pen name Izzy Bickerstaff. She has just been contracted, through her publisher, Sidney Stark, to write stories for The Times Literary Supplement about the benefits of literature. Juliet receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a man from Guernsey who has come into possession of her copy of Essays of Elia and who wants to know about where to find a bookshop in England to buy another book by the same author, Charles Lamb. He tells her that he is part of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", which meets each Friday night. Juliet sends another book by Lamb and his sister, Tales from Shakespeare in exchange for more information about the society and how it came into being. Juliet decides that she would like to write about the society and arranges to travel to the island, despite Sidney's reservations. Her American boyfriend Mark proposes before Juliet embarks on the ferry and she accepts. Upon arrival at Guernsey, Juliet attends the meeting of the Society where she is treated as a great celebrity by the members: Dawsey Adams, Amelia Maugery, Isola Pribbey, Eben Ramsey, and Eben's young grandson, Eli. Juliet is told that Elizabeth, the founding member, is overseas. Juliet asks permission to write an article about the Society, but Amelia reacts negatively to the idea. Juliet learns that Dawsey is the guardian of Elizabeth's daughter, Kit.


Lily James
Juliet Ashton
Michiel Huisman
Dawsey Adams
Jessica Brown Findlay
Elizabeth McKenna
Glen Powell
Mark Reynolds
Katherine Parkinson
Isola Pribby
Matthew Goode
Sidney Stark
Tom Courtenay
Eben Ramsey
Penelope Wilton
Amelia Maugery
Bronagh Gallagher
Charlotte Stimple
Kit Connor
Eli Ramsey
Marek Oravec
German Officer
Andy Gathergood
Eddie Meares
Florence Keen
Clive Merrison
Mr. Gilbert
Nicolo Pasetti
Christian Helman
Jack Morris
German Soldier
Stephanie Schonfield
Audience Member #1
Pippa Rathborne
Audience Member #2
Emily Patrick
Audience Member #3
Rachal Olivant
Audience Member #4
Bernice Stegers
Mrs. Burns
Madeleine Domries
Elegant Wife
Alexa Povah
Sidney's Secretary
Gregory Mann
Young Eli
Steve Morphew
Philip Ridout
Guernsey Star Clerk
Tom Owen
Frank the Dairy Farmer
Richard Derrington
Crown Barman
Tony Boncza
Man #1 in Pub
Nathaniel Chilton
Slave Worker Boy
Joanna Hole
Woman at Market


Principal photography began on 21 March 2017 in North Devon, England.

The film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was scheduled to be released on April 9, 2018 (London), on April 20, 2018 (United Kingdom), on June 13, 2018 (France) and on August 9, 2018 (Germany) by StudioCanal, Belga Films, Independent Films, Kino Films, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Film1, Netflix and SF Studios.

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. The film grossed over $23 million.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

IMDB: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Wikipedia: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (film)

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