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Portrait of a Marriage 

Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West and novelist Violet Keppel against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by ... See full summary »

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Patricia Hodge
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1990  
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Janet McTeer ...  Vita Sackville-West 4 episodes, 1990
David Haig ...  Harold Nicolson 4 episodes, 1990
Cathryn Harrison ...  Violet Keppel Trefusis 4 episodes, 1990
Diana Fairfax ...  Lady Sackville 4 episodes, 1990
Peter Birch ...  Denys Trefusis 4 episodes, 1990
Alexander Pearce Alexander Pearce ...  Nigel Nicolson 4 episodes, 1990
Yves Aubert Yves Aubert ...  Concierge 4 episodes, 1990
David Griffith David Griffith ...  Purser 4 episodes, 1990
Chris Walker Chris Walker ...  Ben Nicolson 3 episodes, 1990
Kathleen Byron ...  Lady Carnock 2 episodes, 1990
Madelaine Newton Madelaine Newton ...  Mrs. Milligan 2 episodes, 1990
Judy Elrington Judy Elrington ...  Nanny 2 episodes, 1990
Madeline Blakeney Madeline Blakeney ...  Mrs. Staples 2 episodes, 1990
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Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West and novelist Violet Keppel against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by Vita's politician husband Harold Nicolson. Vita and Violet's romantic relationship becomes increasingly obsessive which spawns destructive feelings of possessiveness and jealousy between them. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Portrait einer Ehe See more »

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| (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

For the U.S. PBS network premiere, 34 minutes of footage was cut from the original print, most of them being the soft-core lesbian love scenes. See more »

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Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

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Excellent & brilliantly acted as well as heartbreaking
27 July 2001 | by ISnoozySee all my reviews

I have only seen this once and it was an unforgettable experience. This TV series on Masterpiece Theater pulled out all the stops and was an emotionally draining but fantastic and daring in its depth and depiction of homosexuality and all its complications. I would love to see this again.


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