BELLA RAMSEY stars in CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY Photo: ALEX BAILEY © AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC

First Look At Lena Dunham’s Catherine Called Birdy

Amazon have released a first look clip at Lena Dunham‘s upcoming medieval comedy Catherine Called Birdy.

Many people will know Dunham for her stint on Girls which she starred in as well as directed and produced. She is no stranger to directing films such as Tiny Furniture and now Catherine Called Birdy.

The film will be based on the popular teen book of the same name from Karen Cushman with Bella Ramsey  starring in the  titular role.


The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

The film also stars Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Joe Alwyn, Ralph Ineson, and Dean-Charles Chapman. Catherine Called Birdy will be released in select  UK and Irish cinemas from 23rd September then on Prime Video from 7th October.