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The French Lieutenant's Woman


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Romantic drama starring
Meryl Streep , Jeremy Irons
Lyme Regis , 1867:
Charles Smithson , recently engaged to the daughter of a wealthy businessman, is fascinated by the lonely figure of a woman at the end of the sea wall. He discovers that she is Sarah Woodruff , a governess abandoned by her French lover and spurned by the locals. They begin a passionate affairthat dramatically alters their lives.
Screenplay Harold Pinter , based on the novel by John Fowles
Director Karel Reisz ( 1981) * See Films: pages 69-76 ****


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Lyme Regis
Unknown: Charles Smithson
Unknown: Sarah Woodruff
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Novel By: John Fowles
Director: Karel Reisz
Sarah Woodruff/Anna: Meryl Streep
Charles Smithson/Mike: Jeremy Irons
Sam: Hilton McRae
Mary: Emily Morgan
Mrs Tranter: Charlotte Mitchell
Ernestina Freeman: Lynsey Baxter
Cook: Jean Faulds
Mr Freeman: Peter Vaughan
Vicar: Colin Jeavons
Mrs Fairley: Liz Smith
Mrs Poulteney: Patience Collier
Dairyman: John Barrett
DrGrogan: Leo McKern

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

BBC One London, 8 November 1995 22.55

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