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Priest of Love Details


The later years of the life of author D.H. Lawrence are dramatized in this screen biography. Following the controversial reception of his novel The Rainbow, David Herbert Lawrence (Ian McKellen) and his wife Frieda (Janet Suzman) leave England for the U.S., where they hope that Lawrence's bold themes will be received in a more tolerant climate. Such is not the case, and the Lawrences travel first to Mexico, and then to Italy while David attempts to complete and then publish his best known (and most controversial) work, Lady Chatterley's Lover. However, as the furor over the book taxes David's well being, tuberculosis saps his physical health. The supporting cast includes John Gielgud as censorship crusader Herbert G. Muskett and Ava Gardner as Mabel Dodge Luhan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Ian McKellen
as D.H. Lawrence
Janet Suzman
as Frieda Lawrence
Ava Gardner
as Mabel Dodge Luhan
Jorge Rivero
as Tony Luhan
Maurizio Merli
as Angelo Ravagli
John Gielgud
as Herbert G. Muskett
James Faulkner
as Aldous Huxley
Mike Gwilym
as John Middleton Murry
Massimo Ranieri
as Piero Pini
Marjorie Yates
as Ada Lawrence
Jane Booker
as Barbara Weekley
Wendy Allnutt
as Maria Huxley
Elio Pandolfi
as Pino Orioli
Sarah Miles
as Actress
Wolf Kahler
Patrick Holt
as Arthur Lawrence
Derek Martin
Burnell Tucker
as Earl Brewster
Gareth Forwood
Sarah Brackett
as Achsah Brewster
Anne Dyson
as Lydia Lawrence
Shane Rimmer
Francesco Carnelutti
Daniel Chatto
Cyrus Elias
Graham Faulkner
Julian Fellowes
Roy Herrick
Sean Mathias
Paco Mauri
Brian McDermott
Helen Mirren
Andrea Occhipinti
Niall Padden
Roger Sloman
Mellan Mitchell
as Aga Khan


Andrew Donally
Alan Plater
Ted Moore
Ann Chegwidden
Ted Tester
Production Designer
David Brockhurst
Production Designer
Anthony Powell
Costume Designer
Leslie Gilliat
Production Manager
Robin Gregory
Sound Mixer