A Taste of Honey is a 1961 British film adaptation of the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney. Delaney adapted the screenplay herself, aided by director Tony Richardson, who had previously directed the first production of the play. The film features Rita Tushingham as Jo, Dora Bryan as her mother, Murray Melvin as Geoffrey, and Paul Danquah as Jimmy.
The film won four BAFTA
awards: Richardson won Best British Screenplay (with Delaney) and Best British Film, Bryan won Best Actress and Tushingham was named Most Promising Newcomer. Tushingham and Melvin were Best Actress and Actor
at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
. In America the film won Tushingham a 1963 Golden Globe
for Most Promising Female Newcomer and got Richardson a 1963 Directors Guild of America
award nomination. Delaney and Richardson also won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain