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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R
124 min | Drama, Romance

A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna...See moreA film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, go, during the shooting of the film, through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters. Written by Leon Wolters See less
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John Fowles (novel) | Harold Pinter (screenplay)
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$26,890,068
Gross (World)
$26,890,068
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Release date
Oct 16, 1981 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Meryl Streep
Sarah and Anna Sarah and Anna   See fewer
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Jeremy Irons
Charles and Mike Charles and Mike   See fewer
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Charlotte Mitchell
Mrs. Tranter Mrs. Tranter   See fewer
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Lynsey Baxter
Ernestina Ernestina   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Mr. Freeman Mr. Freeman   See fewer
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Liz Smith
Mrs. Fairley Mrs. Fairley   See fewer
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Patience Collier
Mrs. Poulteney Mrs. Poulteney   See fewer
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John Barrett
Dairyman Dairyman   See fewer
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Leo McKern
Dr. Grogan Dr. Grogan   See fewer
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Arabella Weir
Girl on Undercliff Girl on Undercliff   See fewer
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Ben Forster
Boy on Undercliff Boy on Undercliff   See fewer
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Catherine Willmer
Dr. Grogan's Housekeeper Dr. Grogan's Housekeeper   See fewer
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Anthony Langdon
Asylum Keeper Asylum Keeper   See fewer
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Edward Duke
Nathaniel Nathaniel   See fewer
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Graham Fletcher-Cook
Delivery Boy Delivery Boy   See fewer
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Richard Hope
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Michael Elwyn
Montague Montague   See fewer
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Toni Palmer
Mrs. Endicott Mrs. Endicott   See fewer
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Cecily Hobbs
Betty Anne Betty Anne   See fewer
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Doreen Mantle
Lady on Train Lady on Train   See fewer
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David Warner
Murphy Murphy   See fewer
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Gérard Falconetti
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Joanna Joseph
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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Jude Alderson
Red Haired Prostitute (as Judith Alderson) Red Haired Prostitute (as Judith Alderson)   See fewer
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Cora Kinnaird
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Orlando Fraser
Tom Elliott Tom Elliott   See fewer
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Alice Maschler
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Michael Dickins
Fisherman (uncredited) Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Fraser
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgina Hale
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Vicky Ireland
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7 / 10 | 10,900 votes