Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Carrington Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Carrington is the true story of the peculiar love affair between two nonconformists in Victorian England: painter Dora Carrington ([[Performer~P70692~Emma Thompson~emmathompson]]) and author Lytton Strachey ([[Performer~P57980~Jonathan Pryce~jonathanpryce]]). Dora is a young English artist who is part of the Bloomsbury Group, an assemblage of British writers, painters, and eccentrics that includes the likes of [[Performer~P133826~Virginia Woolf~jamescarrington]] and [[Performer~P133826~E.M. Forster~jamescarrington]], when she meets Strachey. A confirmed homosexual before meeting Carrington, Strachey inquires who the "ravishing boy" is and discovers that it's a woman. Shocked to discover this, he finds himself captivated by her, and they begin an unusual 17-year love affair/friendship. Strachey (most famous for the groundbreaking book Eminent Victorians) and Dora eventually move in together and have a series of offbeat sexual experiences with other members of the group and sometimes even with the same man; at one juncture, Dora even marries another man. Yet their relationship endures until Strachey's death years later. [[Performer~P57980~Pryce~jonathanpryce]] was honored as Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Emma Thompson Best Actress 1995 Winner

Cast

Emma Thompson
as Dora Carrington
Jonathan Pryce
as Lytton Strachey
Steven Waddington
as Ralph Partridge
Samuel West
as Gerald Brenan
Rufus Sewell
as Mark Gertler
Penelope Wilton
as Ottoline Morrell
Neville Phillips
as Court Usher
Alex Kingston
as Frances Partridge
Richard Clifford
as Clive Bell
Christopher Birch
as Dr. Starkey Smith
David Ryall
as Mayor
Jeremy Northam
as Beacus Penrose
Janet McTeer
as Vanessa Bell

Crew

Christopher Hampton
Director
Ronald Shedlo
Producer
John McGrath
Producer
Christopher Hampton
Screenwriter
Denis Lenoir
Cinematographer
Michael Nyman
Composer (Music Score)
George Akers
Editor
Caroline Amies
Production Designer
Frank Walsh
Art Director
Chris Thompson
Associate Producer
Fabienne Vonier
Executive Producer
Francis Boespflug
Executive Producer
Philippe Carcassonne
Executive Producer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
Guy Travers
First Assistant Director
Advertisement