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(1986)

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The film is based on the life of conductor Daniel Barenboim and his wife cellist Jacqueline du Pré whose life would later be examined in the latter picture Hilary and Jackie (1998).
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In 1987, on the set of Barfly (1987), Faye Dunaway told film critic Roger Ebert that she was originally cast in the role of Stephanie Anderson.
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In the previous 1985 year prior to when this movie debuted in 1986, another film made for television was first broadcast which was also called Duet for One (1985) and was based on the same source Tom Kempinski play. As such, that made this cinema film a remake in only about a one year period. The cinema movie Duet for One (1986) was also made and released only about four years after the similarly titled Australian film Duet for Four (1982), with the tele-film Duet for One (1985) being made and first broadcast one year less around three years before the film from down under.
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The film was able to garner a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Julie Andrews, the movie's only major nod, but Andrews lost out to Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986).
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Reportedly, the picture is only minimally fictionalized from its source material about the lives of cellist Jacqueline du Pré and conductor Daniel Barenboim, which mainly includes its source 1980 stage play of the same name by Tom Kempinski.
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The film was made and released about six years after its source stage play by Tom Kempinski of the same name had been first performed in 1980. Kempinski also co-wrote the screenplay for the picture.
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The original 1980 East End production of "Duet for One" on stage at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd's Bush in the London featured Frances de la Tour and David de Keyser in the lead roles of Stephanie Anderson and David Cornwallis who represented the real life married personages of Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim respectively.
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Tom Kempinski originally wrote the role of violinist Stephanie Anderson with actress Frances de la Tour in mind who was the first person to portray the character in theatre. The pair were married at the time that the first stage production premiered in 1980.
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The movie's source 1980 stage play of the same name by playwright Tom Kempinski is a two-hander which means its features an entire cast of just two performers in this case just the one actor and just the one actress.
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The disease that violinist Stephanie Anderson (Julie Andrews) suffered from, like the real-life person her character was based on, cellist Jacqueline du Pré, was "multiple sclerosis".
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The character of Stephanie Anderson (Julie Andrews) for this film was changed from its source inspiration Jacqueline du Pré being a cellist to being a violinist.
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Julie Andrews; and three Oscar nominees: Alan Bates, Max von Sydow and Liam Neeson.
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