The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

Directing:
  • Karel Reisz

Writing:
  • Harold Pinter
  • John Fowles

Stars:
Release Date: 1981-08-28
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 124
  • Revenue: $2,689,068
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Sarah / Anna
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
Charles Henry Smithson / Mike
Hilton McRae
Hilton McRae
Sam
Emily Morgan
Emily Morgan
Mary
Charlotte Mitchell
Charlotte Mit...
Mrs. Tranter
Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter
Ernestina
Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilt...
Sonia
Peter Vaughan
Peter Vaughan
Mr. Freeman
Colin Jeavons
Colin Jeavons
Vicar
Liz Smith
Liz Smith
Mrs. Fairley
Patience Collier
Patience Coll...
Mrs. Poulteney
John Barrett
John Barrett
Dairyman
Leo McKern
Leo McKern
Dr. Grogan
Arabella Weir
Arabella Weir
Girl on Undercliff
Ben Forster
Ben Forster
Boy on Undercliff
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Sir Tom
David Warner
David Warner
Murphy
Catherine Willmer
Catherine Wil...
Dr. Grogan's Housekeeper
Richard Hope
Richard Hope
3rd Assistant
Michael Elwyn
Michael Elwyn
Montague
Toni Palmer
Toni Palmer
Mrs Endicott
Doreen Mantle
Doreen Mantle
Lady on the Train
Alun Armstrong
Alun Armstron...
Grimes
Gérard Falconetti
Gérard Falcon...
Davide
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