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Vera Drake, 2004

In the 2004 drama Vera Drake, set in 1950 London, Imelda Staunton stars as the titular character — a kind-hearted woman who takes care of her family and performs illegal abortions free of charge to those in need. When one of her patients almost dies, she ends up arrested and sentenced to jail for being a backroom abortionist.

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