A member of Parliament (Irons) falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée. They pursue their affair with obsessive abandon despite the dangers of discovery and what it would do to his complacent life and his son. Completely obsessed, he wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with her. She has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to the son as a cover. They are eventually discovered, and must deal with the damage. Based on the novel by Josephine Hart. Written by
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Quand une passion devient ...
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Five years later Jeremy Irons played a similarly taboo shattering role to Dr. Stephen Fleming being in love with his son's girlfriend. Irons starred in Lolita (1997), and played Humbert Humbert who was in love with a teenage girl played by Dominique Swain. She was the titular character. Additionally in the same week back in 1997 when Damage (1992) was broadcast on Channel 4, as part of Barry Norman's Film '97 News Desk in an edition of Radio Times, it said, "Plus Jeremy Irons gets raunchy in Lolita and Val Kilmer revives The Saint". See more
When Stephen is leaving Elizabeth to her hotel he is wearing a suit. When he requests the driver to stop and let him out of the car he is wearing an overcoat. See more
[the day after Martyn's death - to Stephen
What a pity we ever met.