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Tom & Viv (1994)

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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

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Brian Gilbert
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Tom Eliot
Miranda Richardson ... Vivienne Haigh-Wood
Rosemary Harris ... Rose Haigh-Wood
Tim Dutton ... Maurice Haigh-Wood
Nickolas Grace ... Bertrand Russell
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Harwent
Clare Holman ... Louise Purdon
Philip Locke ... Charles Haigh-Wood
Joanna McCallum ... Virginia Woolf
Joseph O'Conor ... Bishop of Oxford
John Savident ... Sir Frederick Lamb
Michael Attwell ... W.I. Janes
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ... Secretary
Linda Spurrier Linda Spurrier ... Edith Sitwell
Roberta Taylor ... Ottoline Morrell
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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry doesn't bring in enough to live on, but her mother is happy Viv has found a tender and discreet husband. Written by mama.sylvia

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eliot accepted a scholarship to study at Merton College, Oxford University in 1914 rather than study at Marburg, Germany when war broke out. Eliot was an American citizen living in England and never served in the military. See more »

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Vivienne Haigh-Wood: Tom wants to be baptised into the Church of England! Now, if a big baby wants to stick his head into a bowl it's called baptism! IF I WANT TO DO IT IT'S CALLED SHAMPOO!
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My brief review of the film
5 January 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A reasonably well done and fairly well acted biopic of T. S. Eliot, the film is at times delightful to watch, but it is always lacking. The information it presents about Eliot feels insufficient, as his background feels uncomfortably unknown, and there is also no real indication of the setting and time of the film. It is a bit long too, not always be interesting, and really a bit ordinary at times. But it is still well acted and it does have something to say about the position of women in society. Harris and Richardson were both nominated for Oscars for their performance, but Dafoe is the one who really shines here.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,968, 4 December 1994

Gross USA:

$538,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$538,534
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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