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Truly, Madly, Deeply Details


Pianist Nina (Juliet Stevenson) and cellist Jamie (Alan Rickman) played together and loved together. When they weren't making music with each other, they made love. It was an idyllic romantic and musical partnership, and when Jamie dies, Nina takes it very hard. The condolences of friends and relatives don't help much when everything in the apartment they shared reminds her of him. She's a real basket case, and can barely get on with her life. One day, while plunking dejectedly on the piano, Nina looks up to discover Jamie, in ghostly form, lively as ever and just as loving. With a few new wrinkles (such as parties which include Jamie's newfound ghost friends), they resume living their relationship almost as before. Nina's friends are puzzled at her change from suicidal despondency to giddy cheefulness, but Jamie has pledged Nina to secrecy about their renewed relationship. For that reason, she cannot find any good excuses for not responding to the romantic advances of a living man, Mark (Michael Maloney). Before long, she will have to choose between the two of them. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:May 3, 1991


Awarded by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alan Rickman Best Actor 1991 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anthony Minghella Best Original Screenplay 1991 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Juliet Stevenson Best Actress 1991 Nominee


Juliet Stevenson
as Nina
Alan Rickman
as Jamie
Bill Paterson
as Sandy
Michael Maloney
as Mark
Christopher Rozycki
as Titus
Jenny Howe
as Burge
Keith Bartlett
as Plumber
Stella Maris
as Maura
David Ryall
as George
Deborah Findlay
as Claire
Nitin Chandra Ganatra
as Ghost
Awam Amkpa
as Ghost
Nick Burge
as Ghost
Hamilton Baillie
as Ghost
Leroy Joseph
as Ghost
Carolyn Choa
as Translator
Mark Long
as Isaac
Richard Syms
as Symonds
Anthony Minghella
Teddy Kempner
as Freddie
Ian Hawkes
as Harry
Tony Bluto
as Anthony
Jonathan Lunn
as Ghost
Arturo Venegas
as Roberto
Vania Vilers
as Frenchman
Steven Deproost
as Ghost
Michelle Guish
Eddie Vincent
as Ghost
Heather Williams
as Midwife
Frank Baker
as Bruno


Anthony Minghella
Mark Shivas
Robert Cooper
Anthony Minghella
Remi Adefarasin
Barrington Pheloung
Composer (Music Score)
John Stothart
Barbara Gosnold
Production Designer
James Keast
Costume Designer
Michelle Guish