|Anna Karenina 2000 TV, 230 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David Blair
Cast: Helen McCrory, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Dillane, Douglas Henshall, Mark Strong, Amanda Root, Paul Rhys, Paloma Baeza, Abigail Cruttenden, Sara Kestelman, Gillian Barge, Michael Cronin, Deborah Findlay, Malcolm Sinclair, William Scott-Masson
This made-for-TV miniseries features Helen McCrory in the title role of Anna Karenina who is married to a prominent nobleman, Alexi Karenin (Stephen Dillane). When Anna begins a passionate affair with wealthy army officer Count Vronsky (Kevin McKidd), Alexi will not grant her a divorce and refuses to let Anna visit her eight-year-old son Sergei (Michael Cronin). Anna continues her affair, has a child with Vronsky, and the ensuing scandal results in isolating her from her family and friends–and, ultimately, to her death.
|The End of the Affair 1999 R, 105 min.|
Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Ian Hart, Sam Bould, Jason Isaacs, James Bolam, Deborah Findlay, Simon Turner, Heather Jay Jones
After a chance meeting with his ex-lover's (Julianne Moore) husband (Stephen Rea), Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) tracks her down, and their affair starts anew. Julianne Moore received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
|Me Without You 2001 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Cast: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Oliver Milburn, Trudie Styler, Marianne Denicourt, Allan Corduner, Nicky Hanson, Steve John Shepard, Kyle MacLachlan, Deborah Findlay
Inseparable as teenagers, Marina (Anna Friel) and Holly (Michelle Williams) find that, after many years of growing into adulthood, betrayal threatens their friendship.
|Vanity Fair 2004 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Romola Garai, Rhys Ifans, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Bob Hoskins, Tony Maudsley, John Franklyn-Robbins, Deborah Findlay, Angelica Mandy, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ruth Sheen
A London lass, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), overcomes her youth as a poor orphan, earns an education, and begins her climb up Britain's 19th-century social ladder when she gains a job as governess for the daughters of Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins). Becky marries Crawley's son Rawdon (James Purefoy), but problems rise to the fore. Now, Becky uses her wiles on the powerful Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) to gain yet another step up the social ladder.
|1. Anna Karenina (2000)|
2. The End of the Affair (1999)
3. Me Without You (2001)
4. Vanity Fair (2004)
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