Isabel's marriage to Osmond is not what she hoped or imagined; caught in a web of machinations, she must find a way out if she is to save herself.
Henry James' masterpiece about desire and freedom, dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.
We meet Isabel four years on and she is totally transformed by her marriage to Osmond. What had seemed to be a path to freedom is now a narrowing tunnel closing in around her and it is clear to those who love her that Isabel is in trouble. Isabel must find a way out if she is to save herself.
Directed by Nadia Molinari
The Portrait of a Lady is part of Love Henry James: a series of dramatisations and features celebrating Henry James and his unique insights on love. Love Henry James takes a thrilling, passionate, heart-breaking journey through his novels and his life. Henry James is an extraordinary storyteller. His characters and their inner lives are vividly portrayed. The stories are compelling and the stakes are high. He writes about transformation through travel where innocence opens up to experience.
Henry James unlocks the secrets of the human heart.
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|Henry James||John Lynch|
|Isabel Archer||Joanna Vanderham|
|Ralph Touchett||Sacha Dhawan|
|Gilbert Osmond||Joseph Millson|
|Madam Merle||Susan Lynch|
|Countess Gemini||Chetna Pandya|
|Lord Warburton||Ifan Meredith|
|Henrietta Stackpole||Lara Rossi|
|Caspar Goodwood||Samuel Edward-Cook|
|Adaptor||Linda Marshall Griffiths|