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Mrs Dalloway -- While the story unfolds on a beautiful summer's day in London in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway recalls a summer in the country, in 1890, when she was young and beautiful and very much courted.


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Eileen Atkins (screenplay)
Virginia Woolf (novel)
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Release Date:
20 February 1998 (USA) See more »
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This is an superb character study, beautifully acted and directed. See more (32 total) »


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Vanessa Redgrave ... Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway

Natascha McElhone ... Young Clarissa

Michael Kitchen ... Peter Walsh

Alan Cox ... Young Peter
Sarah Badel ... Lady Rosseter

Lena Headey ... Young Sally

John Standing ... Richard Dalloway

Robert Portal ... Young Richard

Oliver Ford Davies ... Hugh Whitbread
Hal Cruttenden ... Young Hugh

Rupert Graves ... Septimus Warren Smith
Amelia Bullmore ... Rezia Warren Smith

Margaret Tyzack ... Lady Bruton

Robert Hardy ... Sir William Bradshaw
Richenda Carey ... Lady Bradshaw

Katie Carr ... Elizabeth Dalloway
Selina Cadell ... Miss Kilman
Amanda Drew ... Lucy
Phyllis Calvert ... Aunt Helena
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Lionel, Clarissa's Father

Alistair Petrie ... Herbert

Rupert Baker ... Joseph Breitkopf
Janet Henfrey ... Miss Pym
Polly Pritchett ... Nursemaid
Jane Whittenshaw ... 1st Woman by Lake
Susie Fairfax ... 2nd Woman by Lake

Richard Bradshaw ... Evans
Hilda Braid ... Woman in deckchair
Derek Smee ... Man in deckchair
Fanny Carby ... Singer
Denis Lill ... Doctor Holmes
Richard Stirling ... Receptionist
Neville Phillips ... Mr. Wilkins
Peter Cellier ... Lord Lezham
Kate Binchy ... Ellie Henderson
Edward Jewesbury ... Professor Brierly
Jack Galloway ... Sir Harry Audley
Tony Steedman ... Prime Minister
Faith Brook ... Lady Bexborough
Nancy Nevinson ... Mrs. Hilberry
Christopher Staines ... Willie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Pearce ... Bookshop Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
Marleen Gorris 
Writing credits
Eileen Atkins (screenplay)

Virginia Woolf (novel)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Stephen Bayly .... producer
Simon Curtis .... executive producer
Hans de Weers .... co-producer
Paul Frift .... associate producer
Lisa Katselas .... producer (as Lisa Katselas Paré)
Bill Shepherd .... executive producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ilona Sekacz 
Cinematography by
Sue Gibson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michiel Reichwein 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
David Richens 
Art Direction by
Nik Callan 
Alison Wratten 
Set Decoration by
Carlotta Barrow 
Jeanne Vertigan 
Costume Design by
Judy Pepperdine 
Makeup Department
Jane Body .... hair stylist
Tricia Cameron .... hair artist
Tricia Cameron .... makeup artist
Christine Greenwood .... hair artist
Christine Greenwood .... makeup artist
Joan Hills .... chief hair designer
Joan Hills .... chief makeup designer
Maureen McGill .... hair artist
Maureen McGill .... makeup artist
Elizabeth Moss .... hair artist
Elizabeth Moss .... makeup artist
Maggie Webb .... hair stylist supervisor
Maggie Webb .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Emma Griffiths .... third assistant director
Susie Liggat .... first assistant director
Emma Pounds .... second assistant director
Richard Whelan .... assistant director
Art Department
Mark Bailey .... standby stagehand
James Fennessy .... Scenic painter
Tony Ferguson .... dressing propman
Hugh Fottrell .... stand-by propman
David Gray .... construction manager
Micky Green .... dressing propman
Bert Habicht .... dressing propman
Colin Harris .... property buyer
Freddie Harrison .... property master (as Freddy Harrison)
Iain Hill .... construction manager
Bill Howarth .... stand-by painter
Maurice Jones .... property master
John Lawrence .... stand-by carpenter
Adam Marshall .... stand-by art director
Nic Pallace .... stand-by art director
Jim Parker .... dressing propman
Sara Partis .... art department assistant
Martin Phipps .... stand-by rigger
Gino Risi .... stand-by propman
Peter Risi .... stand-by propman
Ken Robins .... stand-by propman
Glenn Taylor .... stand-by carpenter
Linda Ward .... stand-by art director
Sound Department
Geert De Bruin .... sound recording engineer (as Gert De Bruun)
Stephen Gilmour .... assistant sound
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Nick Meijer .... adr editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Marc Nolens .... sound editor
Herman Pieëte .... foley mixer
John Pitt .... boom operator
Wim Post .... dubbing mixer
Ad Roest .... dubbing mixer
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Wiebe van der Vliet .... assistant sound editor (as Wiebe Van Der Vliet)
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans .... foley artist
Special Effects by
John Horton .... special effects
Andreas Petrides .... stunt arranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Borg .... gaffer
Richard Broome .... key grip
Steve Burgess .... focus puller
Shaun Cobley .... camera trainee
Gary Colkett .... electrician
Ian Foster .... camera operator
David Hughes .... best boy
Roberta Parkin .... still photographer
Steve Pattenden .... electrician
Ronnie Savory .... electrician (as Ron Savoury)
Bill Thornhill .... best boy (as Billy Thornhill)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Jon Wood .... clapper loader
Joe Wright .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Ray Knight .... extras casting (as Ray Knight Casting)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Avery .... costume assistant
Jane McDonagh .... costumer: Cosprops
Michael Price .... assistant costume designer
Christopher Prins .... costumer: Cosprops
Adrian Simmons .... costume supervisor
Alyson Smith .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Nienke de Wit .... post-production assistant (as Nienka De Wit)
Mark Lane .... assistant editor
Gerrit Netten .... assistant editor
Bert Nijdam .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Sales .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dick Bakker .... conductor
Hugh den Ouden .... music supervisor
Other crew
Danielle Brandon .... production coordinator
Tony Coroon .... production accountant
Pete Daly .... unit publicist (as Pete Daly dda)
Anthony Davies .... script consultant to the director
Jeanne Ferber .... location manager
Jilly Greenham .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Hurley .... assistant accountant
Kate Jones .... floor runner
Stephen Lawrence .... location manager
Sue Lefton .... choreographer
Nigel Marchant .... production runner
Susan Mather .... location manager
Sue Matthews .... assistant to producers
Paola Minazzato .... script supervisor
Sarah Morrell .... assistant: Bill Shepherd
Sarah Morrell .... runner
Duncan Rodger .... accounting assistant
Danuta Skarszewska .... script supervisor
Maria Slough .... production executive
Jane Summers .... unit nurse
Becky Symons .... assistant to director
James Ivory .... special thanks
Ismail Merchant .... special thanks
Simon Perry .... special thanks
Tony Pierce-Roberts .... special thanks
Robin Sales .... special thanks
Maria Uitdehaag .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for emotional elements and brief nudity
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The dress the young Clarissa wears the night of the boat outing is a replica of the dress in the John Singer Sargent painting "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw".See more »
[When a guest at her party starts to laugh]
Mrs. Dalloway:[thinking] Oh, it's not a failure after all.
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Time for Old TimeSee more »


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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This is an superb character study, beautifully acted and directed., 27 July 1999
Author: ebb-2 from Brooklyn, New York

Kudos go to all who participated in making this wonderful film. Vanessa Redgrave, as usual, is perfect as an aging dowager who settled for the "safe" path in life instead of seeking adventure and taking risks. When her old flame reappears, she reevaluates her choices and second-guesses the paths that she chose. The film also has a sub-plot about a shell-shocked World War I veteran who is in emotional torment and is inconsolable. The film works on two levels. It shows the interaction between proper British people who speak politely to one another, but the viewer senses that there are fierce and passionate undercurrents and important thoughts that seems to be unspoken. In addition, the film is a clear indictment of the stuffy and snobby British society of Post World War I England, in which a party could be of such importance that a person's reputation could hinge on its success. There is also a feminist slant in the movie. Can a woman who spends her time at home making parties and pleasing her husband ever feel fulfilled? Did Mrs. Dalloway make the right decision in "playing it safe" in life? That is up to the viewer to decide. Meanwhile, revel in the fabulous nuanced performances, the witty dialogue and the beautiful cinematography. This film is a triumph.

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