The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

She was lost from the moment she saw him.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1981-08-28
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 139 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Juniper Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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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.

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Directing Peter Kohn Second Assistant Director
Production Patsy Pollock Casting
Camera Freddie Francis Director of Photography
Editing John Bloom Editor
Art Allan Cameron Art Direction
Sound Ivan Sharrock Sound Recordist
Production Geoffrey Helman Associate Producer
Art Norman Dorme Art Direction
Sound Don Sharpe Sound Editor
Sound Carl Davis Original Music Composer
Writing Harold Pinter Screenplay
Directing Karel Reisz Director
Writing John Fowles Novel
Production Leon Clore Producer
Costume & Make-Up Tom Rand Costume Design
Art Terry Pritchard Art Direction
Art Ann Mollo Set Decoration
Art Assheton Gorton Production Design
Editing Chris Ridsdale Assistant Editor
Directing Paul Tivers Third Assistant Director
Camera Frank Connor Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Simon Thompson Hairdresser
Camera Gordon Hayman Camera Operator
Lighting Roy Larner Gaffer
Editing Jeremy Hume Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Brenda Dabbs Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Alan Annand Clapper Loader
Art Dennis Fruin Property Master
Sound Ken Weston Boom Operator
Camera Tim Ross Focus Puller
Costume & Make-Up Sue Barradell Makeup Artist
Production Tom Maschler Associate Producer
Directing Richard Hoult Assistant Director
Directing Mathew Simmons Third Assistant Director
Art Fred Walker Construction Manager