The Portrait Of A Lady

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

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01Innocence2008071320080719

Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate.

Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Mr Touchett....Peter Marinker

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Mr Bantling....Dan Starkey

Narrator....William Hope

Pianist....Duncan Walsh Atkins

Directed by Tracey Neale.

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Innocence

Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate.

02Deceit * *2008072020080726

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

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Deceit

The beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Archer is now a very rich woman.

Two men have declared their love for her but she does not want to be married.

Resolved to enjoy her fortune, she begins her travels.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Gilbert Osmond....Colin Stinton

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Mr Bantling....Dan Starkey

Countess Gemini....Barbara Barnes

Pansy Osmond....Penelope Rawlins

Edward Rosier....Nyasha Hatendi

Mother Catherine....Joan Walker

Mother Justine....Liz Sutherland

Narrator....William Hope

Duncan Walsh Atkins (piano)

Directed by Tracey Neale.

03 LASTTruth * *2008072720080802

Isabel has been married to the handsome and urbane Gilbert Osmond for three years.

Like a sparkling and brilliant jewel, she is part of his collection of beautiful things, but she is about to discover a startling truth.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Gilbert Osmond....Colin Stinton

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Countess Gemini....Barbara Barnes

Edward Rosier....Nyasha Hatendi

Mother Catherine....Joan Walker

Narrator....William Hope

Pianist....Duncan Walsh Atkins

Directed by Tracey Neale.