FremantleMedia and Acorn Media Bring 'Fanny Hill' to DVD6 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
FremantleMedia Enterprises and Acorn Media Group have joined forces. The two companies will bring the controversial Fanny Hill to DVD in the United States in 2008.
First creating controversy earlier this year on the BBC, the film is based on the 18th century novel Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, and was adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies of Bridget Jones' Diary fame.
Fanny Hill stars Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films) and Hugo Speer (The Full Monty) in a tale about an orphan girl who joins a London brothel and uses her wares to climb the social ladder.
“Fanny Hill has all the right ingredients to be a star performer on DVD in America,” said Acorn Media U.S. President Mark Stevens.
FremantleMedia's Jeff Siegel, VP of home entertainment for the U.S., added: “Fanny Hill is one of the finest British period dramas in years.”