The Governess

1998, Drama, 1h 54m

34 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Following her father's murder, a London Jew, Rosina da Silva (Minnie Driver), reinvents herself as a Protestant governess on a remote Scottish island. Schooling the Cavendish family's daughter, Clementina (Florence Hoath), she soon incites the amorous passions of patriarch Charles (Tom Wilkinson), a scientist obsessed with capturing the photographic image. When his rebellious son Henry (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) arrives home, complications arise, emotions entangle and secrets inevitably spill out.

Cast & Crew

Minnie Driver
Rosina 'Rosie' da Silva, aka Mary Blackchurch
Tom Wilkinson
Mr. Charles Cavendish
Florence Hoath
Clementina Cavendish
Harriet Walter
Mrs. Cavendish
Arlene Cockburn
Lily Milk, the Maid
Emma Bird
Rebecca 'Becca'
Adam Levy
Benjamin
Bruce Myers
Rosina's Father (Papa)
Diana Brooks
Rosina's Mother
Kendal Cramer
Young Rosina
Ralph Riach
Mr. Hewlett
Joe Bromley
Prostitute
Sally Hibbin
Executive Producer
Ed Shearmur
Original Music
Ashley Rowe
Cinematographer
Sarah Greenwood
Production Design
Philip Robinson
Art Director
Katie Spencer
Set Decoration
Caroline Harris
Costume Design
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Audience Reviews for The Governess

  • Sep 28, 2011
    A London bred jewess takes the job of governess for a gentile scientist's family on the Isle of Skye. Can Victorian scandal be far behind? Interesting tale with excellent performances, particularly by Driver and Wilkinson.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2010
    There you go Minnie Driver. There is life after Matt Damon after all! Too bad we hardly see you anymore. The Governess was a good platform for you. Where did you jump?
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2007
    very erotic yet without the sex, some very emotional scenes and minnie driver looking as alluring as ever while portraying a jewess quite authentically if you ask me. well directed also
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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