The Romantic Englishwoman

The Romantic Englishwoman

Joseph Losey (1975)

AA Certificate


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Showbusiness hack Thomas Wiseman wrote the preposterous novel on which this is based, and here he tries to make sense of it with the help of co-scriptwriter Tom Stoppard, director Joseph Losey, and actors Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine and Helmut Berger. They don't succeed. Jackson goes on an emotional bender with drug-dealer Berger at Baden-Baden, and husband Caine amazingly invites him to their English country home. The result is high-falutin', puddle-shallow soap opera giving itself airs.


An author struggling with writers' block thinks his wife is unfaithful - but his jealousy drives her to actually seek solace in an affair with a German drug dealer. The writer finds his love rival an unlikely source of inspiration, and begins making him an integral part of a screenplay he is working on. Drama based on Thomas Wiseman's novel, starring Glenda Jackson and Michael Caine.

Cast & Crew

Elizabeth Fielding Glenda Jackson
Lewis Fielding Michael Caine
Thomas Helmut Berger
David Fielding Marcus Richardson
Isabel Kate Nelligan
Herman Reinhard Kolldehoff
Swan Michel Lonsdale
Catherine Béatrice Romand
Annie Anna Steele
Miranda Nathalie Delon
Director Joseph Losey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video