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Tom Stoppard and Thomas Wiseman's intricate script for The Romantic Englishwoman credibly explores the notion that a writer can manipulate the people in his life as deftly as he can manipulate the characters in his imagination. The title character Elizabeth, played by Glenda Jackson, is the wife of Lewis (Michael Caine), a novelist. At this point in his life, Lewis thinks in nothing but literary terms: Elizabeth is vacationing in Europe alone, ergo she must be having an affair. Half out of frustration, she confirms her husband's suspicions by romancing German drug dealer Thomas (Helmut Berger). Things get even dicier when Lewis invites Thomas into his home, requesting his technical advice on a screenplay he is working on. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Glenda Jackson
as Elizabeth Fielding
Michael Caine
as Lewis
Helmut Berger
as Thomas
Béatrice Romand
as Catherine
Natalie Delon
as Miranda
Michel Lonsdale
as Swan
Kate Nelligan
as Isabel
René Kolldehoff
as Herman
Julie Peasgood
as New Nanny
Tom Chatto
as Neighbor
Frances Tomelty
as Airport Shop Assistant
Lillias Walker
as 1st Meal-ticket Lady
Norman Scace
as Headwaiter
Bill Wallis
as Hendrik
David de Keyser
as George
Frances Tomelty
as Airport Shop Assistant
Bill Wallis
as Hendrik
René Kolldehoff
as Herman
Kate Nelligan
as Isabel
Norman Scace
as Headwaiter
Tom Chatto
as Neighbor
Lillias Walker
as 1st Meal-ticket Lady
Julie Peasgood
as New Nanny

Crew

Joseph Losey
Director
Daniel M. Angel
Producer
Tom Stoppard
Screenwriter
Thomas Wiseman
Book Author
Thomas Wiseman
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Reginald Beck
Editor
Richard F. Dalton
Associate Producer
Ruth Myers
Costume Designer
Peter Handford
Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Waye
First Assistant Director
Mary Selway
Casting
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