Genres: Drama, Biography
Starring: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, John Gielgud
Director: Christopher Miles
Plot Synopsis: The later years of the life of author D.H. Lawrence are dramatized in this critically acclaimed biography. Following the controversial reception of his novel The Rainbow, David Herbert Lawrence (Two-time Academy Award Nominee, Ian McKellen, X-Men series, Lord of the Rings series) and his wife Frieda (Academy Award Nominee, Janet Suzman, A Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run) leave England for the U.S., where they hope that Lawrence's bold themes will be received in a more tolerant climate. Such is not the case, and the Lawrence's travel first to Mexico, and then to Italy while David attempts to complete and then publish his best known (and most controversial) work, Lady Chatterley's Lover. However, as the furor over the book taxes David's well being, tuberculosis saps his physical health. Also starring Academy Award Nominee (and screen legend) Ava Gardner (Mogambo, The Barefoot Contessa, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman) in one of her last big screen roles and Academy Award Winner John Gielgud (Arthur, Elizabeth).