The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Original title The French Lieutenant's Woman
Category Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 1981
Production Country
Directors Karel Reisz
Cast Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Penelope Wilton, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell, Lynsey Baxter


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.