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The Lady's Not for Burning (1987)

A war and world weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him. He is shaken from his quest for death when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch.

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Julian Amyes

Writers:

Christopher Fry (play), Christopher Fry (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Branagh ... Thomas Mendip
Cherie Lunghi ... Jennet Jourdemayne
Angela Thorne ... Margaret Devize
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ... Humphrey Devize
Shaun Scott Shaun Scott ... Nicholas Devize
Bernard Hepton ... Hebble Tyson
Robert Eddison ... The Chaplain
Paul Rogers ... Edward Tappercoom
Susannah Harker ... Alizon Eliot
Timothy Watson Timothy Watson ... Richard
Trevor Peacock ... Matthew Skipps
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A war and world weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him. He is shaken from his quest for death when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch. Written by M.S. Burton <suburton@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1987 (UK) See more »

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Excellent production of a mid 20th century theatre classic
11 August 2006 | by johncitylitSee all my reviews

I am fortunate to have made a video of this broadcast so I am not speaking from memory.The title role (ie "the lady") is played perfectly by Cherie Lunghi who is superbly supported by Kenneth Brannagh.At that time these were 2 of Britain's foremost actors.Their scenes together are superb.Full justice is done to the witty & graceful dialogue.This is not a play for those who prefer action to talk. Sadly it is impossible to imagine such a production being possible in the modern TV era.........too many words MrFry!....no rape,violence etc.The only criticism looking at it now would be it's slightly "stagey"feel but then it is a faithful rendering of a theatre play.


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