Queen of Camborne

23’ - ITV Westcountry

From young farmers clubs and women's institutes to Funeral Directors' dinners, Cornwall’s legendary stand up comedienne Mrs. Rosewarne has played them all. The creation of octogenarian Lilla Miller, Mrs. Rosewarne is Cornwall’s colloquial first lady!

A former secretary, Lilla first unveiled her comic creation almost 30 years ago. So popular is she that many people believe she really is Mrs. Rosewarne. Keeping young in spirit through her comedy, this film is the portrait of a remarkable 85 year old and the alter ego that has given her a second lease of life.

Shortlisted for Best Documentary at the 2002 Celtic Film Festival and for RTS Awards.

Other Credits

Other Quintessence documentaries include "Brought Up On Oysters" and "Celts for the Day" (Channel 4). Working in a freelance capacity, Quintessence directors have also helmed a polemical documentary by former president of RIBA George Ferguson on the shortcomings of British regeneration for the "Building Britain" (BBC1 & 2) season, a film on pigeon racing "The Poor Man's Racehorse" (TVS), a portrait of the people who work in London lost property offices "Lost But Not Forgotten" (ITV), and contributed films to "A Family of My Own" (BBC1), a series that explored the lives of carers, foster children and birth parents.