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Isobel Heatherington
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Phillip Wilson Steer
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Smithson
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Aunt Jude
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Reginald Heatherington
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Mrs. Todd
Tabitha Allen ...
Emma Heatherington
Dominique Rossi ...
Mary
Karina Rossi ...
Sophie
Anya Phillips ...
Bella
Jo Powell ...
Mrs. Pierce
Michelle Wade ...
Mrs. Rount (as Michele Wade)
Peter Blythe ...
Rev. Rount
Tim Barker ...
John
William Job ...
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When Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters take up their seaside residence in the hot summer of 1887, life seems idyllic. But the arrival of Phillip Wilson Steer for his annual painting visit launches a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Overcome by his first sight of Isobel, Steer immediately decides to capture her on canvas - and as the painting grows, so does their love for each other. But jealousy and tragedy eventually force them to confront reality. Written by Anonymous

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Love was never meant to be part of the picture.

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10 January 1992 (UK)  »

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Atmospheric slow-moving historical drama
18 October 1998 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A fictional story based on a painting by English 19C painter, Philip Wilson Steer. Depicts the growing attraction between Steer and a married woman amid the confines of Victorian society. Slow-moving but well-acted with beautiful images of the Norfolk coast, it ultimately has an unsatisfying ending and you might wonder what the point was. Nevertheless, worth watching.


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