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A scandalous murder case that was the talk of England in the 1920s is brought to the screen in this period drama based on fact. In 1913, Edith Graydon (Natasha Little) was a young woman living with her family -- good-natured father (Michael Bertenshaw), emotionally distant mother (Imelda Staunton), and shy younger sister (Rachael Stirling) -- in a fading middle-class neighborhood in London. While not especially bright or ambitious, Edith wanted more out of life than her family's situation would provide, and with this in mind she accepted the marriage proposal of her boyfriend Percy Thompson (Nick Moran). While Percy was a bit better off than Edith's family, he was not an especially interesting or exciting partner, and after several years Edith began to grow restless with their marriage. Long regarded as something of a flirt, in 1921 Edith renewed her friendship with Freddy Bywaters (Ioan Gruffudd), a good-looking and worldly former beau who had just returned to England after serving in the Queen's Navy. Edith and Freddy were not destined to remain just friends for long, and as they began to enter into a passionate affair, Edith began writing a series of letters to her lover in which she confided her ardor for Freddy, her fatigue with Percy -- and her belief that murdering her husband would solve a great many problems. Shot in 1999, Another Life did not receive a theatrical release until 2001, when it arrived in British theaters and earned enthusiastic reviews for Natasha Little's performance as Edith. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Natasha Little
as Edith Thompson
Nick Moran
as Percy Thompson
Ioan Gruffudd
as Freddy Bywaters
Imelda Staunton
as Ethel Graydon
Rachael Stirling
as Avis Graydon
Tom Wilkinson
as Mr. Carlton
Diana Coupland
as Mrs. Lester
Michael Bertenshaw
as William Graydon
Daniel Brocklebank
as Newnie
Elizabeth McKechnie
as Mrs. Thompson

Crew

Philip Goodhew
Director
Philip Goodhew
Screenwriter
Simon Archer
Cinematographer
James McConnel
Composer (Music Score)
Jamie Trevill
Editor
James Merifield
Production Designer
Paul Ghiradani
Art Director
Peter Watson-Wood
Co-producer
Chris Craib
Executive Producer
Danny Passi
Executive Producer
Stephanie Collie
Costume Designer
Keith Tunney
Sound/Sound Designer
Kieron Phipps
First Assistant Director
Simon Hardy
Line Producer
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