Is Goodnight Mister Tom a true story?

Going back to the origins of the story, it was the wartime experiences of Michelle’s mum that were, in no small way, the inspiration for Goodnight Mister Tom. “Mum saw a lot of the war. She was a nurse in London on a children’s ward and also on a burns unit during the Blitz.

How old is the boy in Goodnight Mr Tom?

Goodnight Mister Tom follows the story of 8 year old evacuee William Beech who is sent to live in the heart of the English countryside in the quiet village of Little Weirwold during the Second World War. William arrives in the village physically and emotionally scarred by the cruelty of his mother.

What’s the name of the boy in Goodnight Mr Tom?

William Beech
William Beech, a boy from Deptford who is physically and emotionally abused by his mother, arrives at the home of Tom Oakley, a widower in his sixties who lives in the village of Little Weirwold.

What does Mr Tom look like?

One of his main, distinctive features is his mane of white hair around his wrinkled, weathered face, with skin like coarse, scrunched, brown paper inside his frame of thick hair. To William, an evacuee Tom has to look after, he is a towering, fearful giant although he is only of average height.

What happened to the boy from Goodnight Mr Tom?

It’s been 19 years since the film was released, so where is young William now? Actor Nicholas Robinson is now 34 and still works in the film industry. After filming Goodnight Mister Tom in 1998, Nick went on to land roles in Harry and the Wrinklies, Midsomer Murders and Tom’s Midnight Garden.

When was William Beech born?

William Beech was born in 1785.

Is Little Weirwold a real place?

The fictional village in the book is Little Weirwold, although in the film the station had a ‘Weirwold’ running in board which may be seen in the screenshots below. Filming on the SVR mainly took place at Arley. The locomotive used was GWR Mogul 7325, ‘weathered’ in an attempt to camouflage the post-War BR livery.

How old is Nick Robinson?

27 years (March 22, 1995)Nick Robinson / Age

Who played William Beech?

Nick RobinsonWilliam Beech / Played by

Why did Tom give Willie a pencil?

Tom gifts him a sketchpad, paint, and a pencil carved with Willie’s name. Tom finds that gifting Willie these things that Rachel used to love is helping lift his sadness.

Where was Mr Tom filmed?

Additionally, many of the outdoor scenes of television show Goodnight Mr Tom were filmed in Turville.

Where was the railway station in Goodnight Mr Tom?

Arley Station Worcestershire
John Thaw filming Good Night Mr Tom on Arley Station Worcestershire on The Severn Valley Steam Railway in April 1998.