Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|After moving out of London, which local individual did Beatrix marry?||Miss Potter
Solicitor. The local solicitor was William Heelis, Beatrix's childhood acquaintance and the groundskeeper's son. He sold Hilltop Farm to Beatrix and showed her many of the surrounding farms. They were married eight years later when Beatrix was forty years old. In real life, they were not married until Beatrix was forty-seven. Also, in real life, William was not Beatrix's childhood acquaintance or the groundskeeper's son.
H.B. Potter. "H.B. Potter" stood for "Helen Beatrix Potter", Beatrix's full name. Since her mother's name was also Helen, she went by Beatrix. We saw Beatrix sign her name this way when she signed the lease for Hilltop Farm.
|Where did Beatrix move after her engagement ended?||Miss Potter
Hilltop Farm. After Norman's death, Beatrix decided that she could not live in London anymore, and she bought Hilltop Farm in England's Lake District where she used to vacation with her family. She also purchased many of the surrounding farms to save them from development. After her death, all the land was donated to the National Trust.
The publisher died before the wedding.. Beatrix's parents were initially opposed to the match, but they decided to give their consent if they agreed to a three month engagement. Beatrix's mother hoped that Beatrix would change her mind during the three months and realize that the marriage was too impulsive. Sadly, Norman died of an unspecified illness before the three month period was up. In real life, Norman Warne died of pernicious anemia, a vitamin B12 deficiency, weeks after he became engaged to Beatrix.
During a Christmas party held at the Potters'. Beatrix invited Norman and Millie to her parent's Christmas party. While Millie was playing whist, Beatrix and Norman sneaked upstairs so she could give him his Christmas present. After dancing, Norman started to propose but was interrupted by Beatrix's mother. Beatrix asked for Millie's consent before accepting Norman's proposal.
|When Beatrix was young, who encouraged her drawing?||Miss Potter
Her father and the groundskeeper's son.. Rupert Potter, Beatrix's father, was a barrister and amateur photographer. He considered his daughter a fellow artist and complimented her drawings. However, he did not expect her to make a living from them. The groundskeeper's son enjoyed listening to Beatrix's stories and admired her drawings. He even encouraged her to send him drawings when he went off to law school.
|What did Beatrix have in common with her publisher's sister Millie?||Miss Potter
They were both happy, single women.. Millie took an immediate liking to Beatrix because she was content without a husband. All of Millie's other single friends were miserable and desperate for husbands. Since Millie and Beatrix did not feel that they had to conform to society's expectations of them to become wives and mothers, they were, in a way, early feminists.
|What was the name of Beatrix's younger brother?||Miss Potter
Bertram. Beatrix used to make up bedtime stories to tell Bertram, showing how her love of storytelling started at a young age. When Bertram grew up, he ran off and married a wine merchant's daughter. When Beatrix wanted to marry Norman, her parents threatened to disown her, but she pointed out that Bertram had married below their social class without suffering the same consequence.
|Which Warne brother was Miss Potter's editor?||Miss Potter
Norman. Frederick Warne was the founder of the self-named publishing company, Frederick Warne & Co. The two older brothers Harold and Fruing ran the business after their father's death. When the youngest brother Norman wanted to join the business, Harold and Fruing agreed to publish Miss Potter's book to give him something to work on. They expected the book to be a failure but wanted it to be a diversion for Norman. However, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" became an instant success and Potter's books became one of the publishing company's most lucrative franchises.
|Which Beatrix Potter book was published first?||Miss Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published in 1902, the first of twenty-three books written and illustrated by Potter. In order for the book to be published, two changes had to be made - the number of illustrations needed to be reduced by one-third and they needed to be in color.
Richard Maltby, Jr.. Richard Maltby, Jr. is an American producer and director. He is also a lyricist and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale University, and made his Broadway debut in 1978.
Chris Noonan. Chris Noonan is an Australian film maker best known for his production of "Babe," which won him an Academy Award. His most famous films include "Stepping Out" and "Somersault."
|Who did Miss Potter marry at the end of the movie?||Miss Potter
William Heelis. Lloyd Owen played William Heelis, the man who Beatrix eventually married. As a child, he worked as a groundskeeper where Beatrix spent her summers, before he moved overseas to study law. He and Beatrix did not have any children.
|After the death of her fiance, where did Miss Potter move?||Miss Potter
Hill Top Farm. After Norman passed away, Beatrix moved to Hill Top Farm, where she purchased the house she and Norman were going to use as a summer house. This was when she met William Heelis. With his help, she also purchased other pieces of land nearby in order to preserve the landscape.
No. Beatrix had a younger brother named Bertram. He moved away from home after marrying. We only saw him in flashbacks, but heard of his visit to Beatrix's new home.
|Who was Miss Potter's best friend, who also happened to be single?||Miss Potter
Millie Warne. Millie Warne was played by Emily Watson. She was the sister of Norman Warne and best friend of Beatrix. She was single and proud of it, even though she convinced Beatrix to marry her brother.
Norman Warne. Ewan McGregor played Norman Warne, the man who published Beatrix Potter's very first book. He was also engaged to Beatrix, but died before they could marry. She was unable to attend his funeral as no one knew of their engagement.
|The tagline for "Miss Potter" was, "The life of _______ was the most enchanting tale of all." Which famous author was the movie about?||Miss Potter
Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was a famous English author, illustrator, botanist and conservationist. She is best known for writing children's books. The most famous of her twenty-three published books include "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck," and "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies."