Carrington (1995) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.6/ 10 (3417 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong sexuality and language

Production Company
Cinéa [fr] - (in association with)
European Co-production Fund [gb] - (with the assistance of)
Euston Films [gb] - (in association with)
Freeway Films [gb] - (production)
Orsans Productions [fr] - (in association with)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(France) - 2 May 1995
(Sweden) - 30 June 1995
(Netherlands) - 31 August 1995
(UK) - 22 September 1995
(Spain) - 9 October 1995

Running Time

She had many lovers but only one love.

1910s, 1920s, 1930s, adultery, anger, anguish, artist, based-on-book, based-on-true-story, bed-ridden, bicycling, binoculars, bohemian-life, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, breasts, canvas, character-name-in-title, class-system, conscientious-objector, country-cottage, countryside, courtroom, dancing, death, doctor,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
MET:3323 m
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Betts, Daniel as [Porter] <21>
  2. Birch, Christopher (I) as [Dr. Starkey Smith] <20>
  3. Blythe, Peter (I) as [Phillip Morrell] <8>
  4. Boxer, Stephen (I) as [Military Rep] <14>
  5. Bye, Simon as [Fly Driver] <22>
  6. Clifford, Richard as [Clive Bell] <12>
  7. Harcombe, Sebastian as [Roger Senhouse] <11>
  8. Idoni, Marzio as [Gondolier] <23>
  9. Northam, Jeremy as [Beacus Penrose] <9>
  10. Phillips, Neville as [Court Usher] <19>
  11. Pryce, Jonathan as [Lytton Strachey] <2>
  12. Ryall, David as [Mayor] <13>
  13. Sewell, Rufus as [Mark Gertler] <5>
  14. Turner, Gary (I) as [Duncan Grant] <16>
  15. Waddington, Steven as [Ralph Partridge] <3>
  16. West, Samuel as [Gerald Brenan] <4>
  17. Blatch, Helen as [Nurse] <18>
  18. Dacombe, Georgiana as [Marjorie Gertler] <17>
  19. Gray, Eva as (uncredited) [Dancer]
  20. Kingston, Alex (I) as [Frances Partridge] <10>
  21. McTeer, Janet as [Vanessa Bell] <7>
  22. Mullion, Annabel as [Mary Hutchinson] <15>
  23. Thompson, Emma (I) as [Dora Carrington] <1>
  24. Wilton, Penelope as [Lady Ottoline Morrell] <6>


  1. Biography
  2. Drama

Full Plot

The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complicated one. When Carrington did develop a more physical relationship with soldier Ralph Partridge, Strachey was able to welcome him as a friend, although Partridge remained somewhat uneasy, not so much with Strachey's lifestyle and sexual orientation as with the fact that he was a conscientious objector. Jeremy Perkins Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 380,687 (France) (4 July 1995) CP: copyright 1995 Dora Productions Ltd. GR: USD 3,242,342 (USA) GR: USD 1,015,800 (UK)

Movie Certificate

L (Iceland)
R21 (Singapore)
14+ (Canada)(Ontario)
18 (South Korea)
6 (Netherlands)(2012) (DVD)
16 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
14 (Chile)
K-12 (Finland)
M/16 (Portugal)
18 (Spain)
11 (Sweden)
18 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Nyman, Michael (I)


  1. Lenoir, Denis

Dress Designers

  1. Rose, Penny (I)


Ascot Elite Entertainment Group [ch] - (1995) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Cineplex Odeon Films [ca] - (1995) (Canada) (theatrical) (Québec)
Ciné Libre [be] - (1995) (Belgium) (theatrical)
ELKE [gr] - (1995) (Greece) (theatrical)
Flashstar Home Vídeo [br] - (2002) (Brazil) (DVD)
Flashstar Home Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Gramercy Pictures (I) [us] - (1995) (USA) (theatrical)
Home Video Hellas (HVH) [gr] - (1996) (Greece) (VHS)
Italian International Film [it] - (1995) (Italy) (theatrical)
Lumière Home Entertainment [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
MGM Home Entertainment [ca] - (2001) (Canada) (DVD)
MGM Home Entertainment [us] - (2001) (USA) (DVD)
Pan Européenne Distribution [fr] - (1995) (France) (theatrical)
PolyGram Film International [gb] - (1995) (UK) (theatrical)
Scotia International Filmverleih [de] - (1995) (Germany) (theatrical)
Sogepaq Distribución [es] - (1995) (Spain) (theatrical)
Transmundo Films [ar] - (1995) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Transmundo Home Video (THV) [ar] - (199?) (Argentina) (VHS)
Universal Pictures France (UPF) [fr] - (1995) (worldwide) (all media)
Vitória Filmes [pt] - (1996) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Wild Bunch Distribution [fr] - (2003) (France) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Akers, George (I)


  1. Barr, Patricia (unit nurse)
  2. Belfrage, Tor (assistant: Mr. Hampton)
  3. Bricknell, Tim (production runner)
  4. Buranella, Furio (craft service: Italy)
  5. Clifford, John (V) (stand-in: Mr. Pryce)
  6. Daubeny, Nick (location manager)
  7. Davies, Michelle (I) (floor runner)
  8. De Langes, Dominique (production assistant: Italy)
  9. Eyles, Penny (script supervisor)
  10. Foà, Daniela (crowd marshall: Italy)
  11. Hargreaves, John L. (production consultant)
  12. Hobbs, William (fight arranger)
  13. Hopps, Stuart (choreographer)
  14. Johnson, Bobbie (I) (production accountant)
  15. Leakey, Deborah (assistant accountant)
  16. Livings, Annie (stand-in: Miss Thompson)
  17. Morris, Tamara (caterer)
  18. Moxon, Richard (legal advisor)
  19. Parry, Tori (production coordinator)
  20. Ruben, Albert G. (I) (insurance)
  21. Runeckles, Ann (assistant: Mr. Shedlo)
  22. Sizer, Chloe (assistant: Mr. McGrath)
  23. Somauroo, Reshad D. (production trainee)
  24. Somner, Mark (location assistant)
  25. Tucker, Tony (III) (marine coordinator) (uncredited)
  26. Vianello, Fabio (production runner: Italy)
  27. Waddell, Mark (film grading)
  28. Washington, Joan (dialogue coach)
  29. Watkins, Ron (I) (location liaison) (as Ronnie Watkins)


Lytton Strachey: I don't know what the world has come into: women in love with buggers and buggers in love with womanizers... Dora Carrington: [voice-over, a letter] My dearest Lytton, There is a great deal to say, and I feel very incompetent to write it today. You see, I knew there was nothing really to hope for from you, well, ever since the beginning. All these years, I have known all along that my life with you was limited. Lytton, you're the only person who I ever had an all-absorbing passion for. I shall never have another. I couldn't, now. I had one of the most self-abasing loves that a person can have. It's too much of a strain to be quite alone here, waiting to see you, or craning my nose and eyes out of the top window at 44, Gordon Square to see if you were coming down the street. Ralph said you were nervous lest I'd feel I have some sort of claim on you, and that all your friends wondered how you could have stood me so long, as I didn't understand a word of literature. That was wrong. For nobody, I think, could have loved the Ballards, Donne, and Macaulay's Essays and, best of all, Lytton's Essays, as much as I. You never knew, or never will know, the very big and devastating love I had for you. How I adored every hair, every curl of your beard. Just thinking of you now makes me cry so I can't see this paper. Once you said to me - that Wednesday afternoon in the sitting room - you loved me as a friend. Could you tell it to me again. Yours, Carrington. Lytton Strachey: [voice-over, his written reply] My dearest and best, Do you know how difficult I find it to express my feelings, either in letters or talk ? Do you really want me to tell you that I love you as a friend ? But of course that is absurd. And you do know very well that I love you as something more than a friend, you angelic creature, whose goodness has made me happy for years. Your letter made me cry. I feel a poor, old, miserable creature. If there was a chance that your decision meant that I should somehow or other lose you, I don't think I could bear it. You and Ralph and our life at Tidmarsh are what I care for most in the world. Lytton Strachey: If this is dying, I don't think much of it. Lytton Strachey: I tend to be impulsive in these matters like the time I asked Virginia Woolf to marry me. Dora Carrington: She turned you down? Lytton Strachey: No, she accepted. It was ghastly. Lytton Strachey: It isn't easy remaining calm in the face of excessive praise from The Daily Telegraph. Lytton Strachey: I must say, I find these new young people wonderfully refreshing, they have no morals and they never speak. It's an enchanting combination. Lytton Strachey: Every day, hundreds of boys are dying to preserve... this! God damn, confound, blast and fuck the upper classes. Lady Ottoline Morrell: You know as well as I do it's a sickness with Carrington. A girl of that age still a virgin. It's absurd. Lytton Strachey: I was still a virgin at her age. Lady Ottoline Morrell: But that's my whole point. Don't you see ? So was I. Is there to be no progress ? Mark Gertler: Haven't you any self-respect? Dora Carrington: Not much. Mark Gertler: But he's a disgusting pervert! Dora Carrington: You always have to put up with something. Lytton Strachey: I've come to the conclusion there's no such thing as a beautiful Welsh boy. At any rate, all I've seen have been unparalleled frumps. Lytton Strachey: Semen. What is it about that ridiculous white secretion that pulls down the corners of an Englishman's mouth? Lytton Strachey: Idealists are such a problem. You can't convince them there's no such thing as the ideal.

Other Titles

  1. Carrington - Liebe bis in den Tod (1995) (ENG)

  2. Carrington - Liebe bis in den Tod (1995) (GER)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Cliveden House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  2. England, UK
  3. Goathland Station, Goathland, North Yorkshire, England, UK
  4. Home House, Portman Square, Marylebone, London, England, UK
  5. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK
  6. Venice, Veneto, Italy
  7. West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  8. Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands


- 'Christopher Hampton' finally got to direct the script he'd been sitting on since 1976, but only because original helmer 'Mike Newell (I)' (qv) opted to direct _Donnie Brasco (1997)_ (qv) instead.

- During the press tour for the movie, star 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) told reporters how she enjoyed doing nude scenes, particularly since she was not a standard Hollywood "hard-body".