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The Woman in White

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Normally, people who are dead stay dead, just as normally it is the criminals who are locked up rather than the victims. But then there was nothing normal about what happened to Marian Fairlie and her sister Laura. Except perhaps the beginning, and the arrival of a new drawing master, Mr Hartright.

Mr Hartright brings with him the tale of a mysterious encounter on the road with a ghostly figure: a woman dressed all in white. Great fans of Gothic tales, Laura and Marian are intrigued by this. When they spy this same woman themselves, wandering in the grounds of their home, Limmeridge House, late at night, they determine to find out all they can about her. But before much is learned, their idyllic summer is cut short by their friend Mr Hartright being forced to leave them in disgrace, and Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Clyde removing them from their home to the distant Blackwater Park.

Once there, the unhappy story of the woman in white unfolds, drawing the women into a vortex of secrets, crime and passion - and into a treacherous involvement with the fascinating but sinister Count Fosco.


Type of film
Running Time
125 mins
35mm Kodak
Tim Fywell
Jonathan Powell, David M. Thompson, Rebecca Eaton
Director of Photography
Richard Greatrex BSC
Principal Cast
Tara Fitzgerald, James Wilby, Simon Callow, Ian Richardson, Corin Redgrave, Andrew Lincoln and Justine Waddel
Executive Screen Writer
David Pirie from the novel by Wilkie Collins


Production status


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Carlton Productions
35/38 Portman Square
London W1H 9FH
Tel: 020 7486 6688
Fax: 020 7487 5043


CTE (Carlton) Ltd
35/38 Portman Square
London W1H ONU
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