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Lady Chatterley (BBC-1 1993, Joely Richardson, Sean Bean)



The flamboyant Ken Russell casts his eye over D.H. Lawrence’s infamous novel Lady Chatterley in this four-part 1990’s BBC adaptation.

Starring Sean Bean as the rough and ready game-keeper Mellors, who seduces the aristocratic Lady Constance (played by Joely Richardson) at the end of the First World War.

A major success with both critics and audiences alike, this is easily the best version of the novel to be made. Gorgeous production design, a top quality cast which also includes James Wilby and Shirley Anne Field, and at its heart a deeply sensuous story about a woman finding her true self for the first time.

production details
UK / BBC One – Global Arts / 4×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 June – 27 June 1993

Writers: Michael Haggiag, Ken Russell / Novel: D. H. Lawrence / Executive Producers: Barry Hanson, Tom Donald, Robert Haggiag / Producer: Michael Haggiag / Director: Ken Russell

Joely Richardson as Lady Chatterley
Sean Bean as Mellors
James Wilby as Sir Clifford Chatterley
Shirley Anne Field as Mrs Bolton
David Sterne as Field
Hetty Baynes as Hilda
Ken Russell as Sir Michael Reid
Breffni McKenna as Donald Forbes
Brian Blessed