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The Wings of the Dove Details

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Based on the 1902 Henry James novel of the same name, The Wings of the Dove is set in 1910. After the death of her mother, Kate Croy ([[Performer~P7266~Helena Bonham Carter~helenabonhamcarter]]) has become a ward of her wealthy Aunt Maude ([[Performer~P58664~Charlotte Rampling~charlotterampling]]), who is paying her dissipated father ([[Performer~P25729~Michael Gambon~michaelgambon]]) to stay out of Kate's life. Maude wants Kate not to repeat Kate's mother's mistake and marry someone who is a commoner, and Maude arranges a meeting between Kate and Lord Mark ([[Performer~P35481~Alex Jennings~alexjennings]]), a high-class gentleman who can escort her to the right places. But Kate is more interested in Merton Densher ([[Performer~P150862~Linus Roache~linusroache]]), a penniless journalist. A beautiful but terminally ill American heiress, Millie Theale ([[Performer~P21586~Alison Elliott~alisonelliott]]), arrives on the scene and befriends Kate. Kate notices Millie's obvious affection for the handsome Merton, and she arranges an elaborate scheme to hook up the two of them so that Merton can collect Millie's money after her death. But because of her own jealousy, Kate repeatedly sabotages her own arrangement. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hossein Amini Best Adapted Screenplay 1997 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Alison Elliott Best Supporting Actress 1997 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Winner
National Board of Review Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress - Runner-up 1997 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helena Bonham Carter Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Helena Bonham Carter Best Actress 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sandy Powell Best Costume Design 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eduardo Serra Best Cinematography 1997 Nominee

Cast

Helena Bonham Carter
as Kate Croy
Linus Roache
as Merton Densher
Alison Elliott
as Millie Theale
Elizabeth McGovern
as Susan
Charlotte Rampling
as Aunt Maud
Alex Jennings
as Lord Mark
Michael Gambon
as Kate's father

Crew

Iain Softley
Director
Stephen Evans
Producer
David Parfitt
Producer
Hossein Amini
Screenwriter
Eduardo Serra
Cinematographer
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Tariq Anwar
Editor
Martyn John
Art Director
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Paul Feldsher
Executive Producer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Sallie Jaye
Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Moseley
First Assistant Director
Michelle Guish
Casting
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