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Another Life (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 15 June 2001 (UK)
A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in the early 1920s, in London.

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Philip Goodhew

Writer:

Philip Goodhew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Little ... Edith Jessie Thompson
Nick Moran ... Percy Thompson
Ioan Gruffudd ... Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters
Imelda Staunton ... Ethel Graydon
Rachael Stirling ... Avis Graydon
Tom Wilkinson ... Mr. Carlton
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Mrs. Lester
Michael Bertenshaw Michael Bertenshaw ... William Graydon
Daniel Brocklebank ... Newnie
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Mrs. Thompson
Judy Clifton Judy Clifton ... Nora Lester
Simon Paris Simon Paris ... Sgt. Mew
Alex Potter Alex Potter ... Young Billy
Anton Gregory Anton Gregory ... Young Harold
Rikki Doughty Rikki Doughty ... Young Freddy
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Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love him and he feels it every day. He's also possessive and their daily life is a constant battle. She meets and falls in love with Frederick Bywaters, her sister's one-time boyfriend. They have a long affair and her desperate attempts to get either a formal separation of divorce from her husband falls on deaf ears. They are at their wits end and Bywaters decides to do something about it. On a dark evening when Edith is walking with her husband, Bywaters stabs him to death. Edith is charged with murder along with Bywaters and both are found guilty. She claims her innocence right up until the day they are both executed by hanging in 1923. Base on a true story. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hiú ábrándok See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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The last full length feature film of Michael Sheard. See more »

Soundtracks

Silly Billy Willy
Music by James McConnel
Lyrics by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Performed by Tom Wilkinson
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Edwardian England ?
31 March 2007 | by tonyhenderson56See all my reviews

There are a few references throughout the reviews to ' Edwardian England' . As Edward the Seventh died in 1910, thus ending the Edwardian Age and as Edith and her husband didn't marry until 1916 ,these are obviously misleading .It is more a picture of English society undergoing a social transformation after the War , in the so-called 'roaring 20's '.

As to the film , it had very solid performances from all concerned although I felt that the conclusion (especially the trial scenes ) was rather too rushed . I always find Ms Little a magical screen presence .Her ability to play confident but vulnerable women is particularly suited to the role .


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