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Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)

In 1913 Connie Reid marries wealthy Nottingham colliery owner Sir Clifford Chatterley but he returns from the Great War disabled and in a wheelchair. Connie is loyal but begins to feel ... See full summary »

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Jed Mercurio

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D.H. Lawrence (novel), Jed Mercurio
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Complete credited cast:
Holliday Grainger ... Lady Constance Chatterley
Richard Madden ... Oliver Mellors
James Norton ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
Jodie Comer ... Ivy Bolton
Edward Holcroft ... Duncan Forbes
Eve Ponsonby Eve Ponsonby ... Hilda Reid
Howard Ward Howard Ward ... Betts
Elizabeth Rider ... Mrs. Betts
Tony Pritchard Tony Pritchard ... Field
Ian Peck ... Harry Dale
Enzo Cilenti ... Victor Linley
Sebastian Gray Sebastian Gray ... Reverend Massey
Chris Morrison ... Ted Bolton
Katy Kenyon Katy Kenyon ... Bertha Coutts
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In 1913 Connie Reid marries wealthy Nottingham colliery owner Sir Clifford Chatterley but he returns from the Great War disabled and in a wheelchair. Connie is loyal but begins to feel alienated as he engages a nurse, Mrs Bolton, to bathe him and excludes her from pit business. Despite his desire for an heir his impotency results in a lack of sexual activity and Connie is drawn to handsome Oliver Mellors, the plain-spoken former miner her husband has engaged as his game-keeper and who represents the passion she craves. They embark upon a physical affair in Oliver's cottage but are discovered and betrayed by Mrs Bolton. Connie, now carrying Oliver's child, must choose between a pampered but joyless existence with her husband or an uncertain future with the man she has come to love. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

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Release Date:

6 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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Richard Madden who plays Oliver Mellers in this adaptation played Robb Stark, son of Eddard "Ned" Stark in Game of Thrones. Ned Stark was played by Sean Bean who played Oliver Mellers in Lady Chatterley back in 1993. See more »

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Oliver Mellors: You have the nicest behind of any a woman.
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Version of The Story of Lady Chatterley (1989) See more »

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A woman before her time, or a good time girl?
14 September 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Constance Reid meets Sir Clifford Chatterley, a wealthy Mining Colliery owner, and the two quickly marry. After a short passionate renaissance Clifford who is serving in the Army is caught by a bomb blast and suffers massive injuries, which leave him wheelchair bound. Oliver Mellors, a fellow survivor from the front line turns up at the Chatterley's estate seeking the role of Gamekeeper. Mellors is employed due to the fact that he served in Clifford' regiment. Constance is seemingly quite a passionate woman, and when she first sees the sultry looking Mellors there's a definite attraction, and a love affair between the two soon begins. Clifford becomes desperate for an heir, hugely frustrated because he can't produce one he tries to initiate proceedings.

The scene of Clifford getting caught up in the bomb blast was fantastic, it looked very realistic. I would question how Constance hadn't heard of his accident though.

I applaud James Norton for his performance as Clifford, he's a truly versatile actor, he has the ability to make you love him and hate him, and in this he made me pity him, he is fantastic, and is the one giving the others the masterclass in acting.

It's a very well behaved version of such a well known story, it's well acted, it looks good. I just felt it was missing a bit of spark, maybe Lady C herself, possibly she should have been a bit more intense, a bit more passionate. I felt Holliday Grainger got better as it went on, there was an innocence to her character, just missing a little bit of allure, but on the whole it was pretty good. 6/10


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