R | | Drama, Romance
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »
Gemma Jones, Helen Mirren and Francesca Annis were considered for the lead female roles of Anna and Sarah Woodruff which in the end were cast with Meryl Streep. Mirren was source novelist John Fowles choice for the lead female role.
Charles Henry Smithson:
I can assure you, the true charm of this world resides in this garden.
Charles approaches the shore on a steam powered launch from the north. The next shot is also a shot in motion, suggesting from Charles' viewpoint, of Broad Leys, a white house high up on the shore where Sarah is working. Except the view of Broad Leys is as though from the south.
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