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The Chatterley Affair (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 20 March 2006
The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »

Director:

James Hawes

Writer:

Andrew Davies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafe Spall ... Keith
Louise Delamere ... Helena
Mary Healey ... Vera
Gerard Horan ... Jocular Juror
David Fairweather David Fairweather ... Timid Juror
Antony Carrick ... Older Educated Male Juror
Paul Antony-Barber ... Superior Juror
Kenneth Hadley ... Court Official
Donald Sumpter ... Mr. Gerald Gardiner
Ron Donachie ... Mr. Allen Lane
Karl Johnson ... Mr. Justice Byrne
David Annen ... Clerk of the Court
Kenneth Cranham ... Older Keith
Claire Bloom ... Older Helena
Pip Torrens ... Mr. Mervyn Griffith-Jones
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The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two fictional jurors, Helena and Keith, who become passionate lovers during the course of the trial and whose affair mirrors the themes of the novel. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Brilliant
21 March 2006 | by amazingstellaSee all my reviews

Brilliant acting, photography, dialogue, you name it. This is a fantastic production from the BBC and Andrew Davies does it again with his great screen writing. Rafe Spall is wonderful as Keith, providing a sensitive and genuine spark of reality into his performance. Definitely a talent to watch. The actor who plays Keith as an old man also deserves an award for being absolutely believable. The action centres around the obscenity trial for D. H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterly's Lover', where two of the fictitious jurors find the book somewhat inspirational. Like the book, the programme doesn't modestly shy away from sex scenes. Instead they are quite graphic and clear, and yet they are in no way smutty or gratuitous. They are an integral part of the story and it is an artistically brave choice to have included them. This is a great production and will be one of the BBC's classics.


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Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

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20 March 2006 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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