When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...
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Three of the seven juvenile actors and actresses who play the Hook children, Margaret Leclere (Elsa), Pamela Franklin (Diana), and Phoebe Nicholls (Gerty), went on to further success and developed enduring movie and television careers as adults. Mark Lester also had later successes, most famously in the title role in Oliver!
(1968). He gave up acting in the early 1980s and became an osteopath, but returned to movies after more than thirty years to play the role of 1066
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When your mother died, I mean, what happened about the funeral?
There wasn't one. We buried her in the garden.
Referenced in The Cement Garden
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue
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