Mrs. Dalloway 1998

Mrs. Dalloway

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First seen in Virginia Woolf's novel, Clarissa Dalloway (Vanessa Redgrave) looks back on her youth as she readies for a gathering at her house. The wife of a legislator (John Standing) and a doyenne of London's upper-crust party scene, Clarissa finds that the plight of ailing war veteran Septimus Warren Smith (Rupert Graves) reminds her of a past romance with Peter Walsh (Michael Kitchen). In flashbacks, young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) explores her possibilities with Peter.

Cast

Vanessa Redgrave
as Clarissa Dalloway
Michael Kitchen
as Peter Walsh
Natascha McElhone
as Young Clarissa
Alan Cox
as Young Peter
John Standing
as Richard Dalloway
Amelia Bullmore
as Rezia Warren Smith
Lena Headey
as Young Sally
Rupert Graves
as Septimus Warren Smith
Sarah Badel
as Sally Seton/Lady Rosseter
Robert Portal
as Young Richard
Oliver Ford Davies
as Hugh Whitbread
Hal Cruttenden
as Young Hugh
Katie Carr
as Elizabeth Dalloway
Phyllis Calvert
as Aunt Helena
John Franklyn-Robbins
as Lionel, Clarissa's Father
Selina Cadell
as Miss Kilman
Robert Hardy
as Sir William Bradshaw
Margaret Tyzack
as Lady Bruton
Rupert Baker
as Joseph Breitkopf
Oscar Pearce
as Bookshop Assistant
Janet Henfrey
as Miss Pym
Polly Pritchett
as Nursemaid
Hilda Braid
as Elderly Woman
Derek Smee
as Man on Bench
Jane Whittenshaw
as 1st Woman by Fountain
Susie Fairfax
as 2nd Woman by Fountain
Fanny Carby
as Old Woman/Singer
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Dalloway

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Audience Reviews for Mrs. Dalloway

  • Jan 27, 2012
    What did you expect from me? You know how much I love period pieces especially one that are particularly dull. Are reviewers swayed by the existence of corsets to continually rave about these pieces? Part of me thinks that is the case.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2009
    This movie is another from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival. Its not a bad film, even though I only give it 2 1/2 stars, its just not a good movie for me. I am sure any women over 50 might enjoy this as she looks back at her life and wonders about the decisions she made. That's what the film is about, women just coming out of hospital is looking back at her life and wondering. My answer is just be happy with what you have, no matter how bad it is, be happy, if you went the other way you might have it worst. Its a British Film (BBC) its slow and dry but then again one might find it enjoyable if they read Virginia Wolff Novels as I believe its based on one of her books. 2 1/2 stars.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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