The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

  • Harold Pinter
  • John Fowles
  • Karel Reisz
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  • Release Date: 1981-08-28
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 124
  • Revenue: $2,689,068

Meryl Streep

Sarah / Anna

Jeremy Irons

Charles Henry Smithson / Mike

Lynsey Baxter


Charlotte Mitchell

Mrs. Tranter

Peter Vaughan

Mr. Freeman

Liz Smith

Mrs. Fairley

Patience Collier

Mrs. Poulteney

John Barrett


Leo McKern

Dr. Grogan

Arabella Weir

Girl on Undercliff

Ben Forster

Boy on Undercliff

Richard Hope

3rd Assistant

Michael Elwyn


Toni Palmer

Mrs Endicott
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