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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) is based on the 1969 book of the same name and was adapted by the famous playwright Harold Pinter.

The film stars Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and was nominated five Academy Awards with Streep being nominated for Best Actress.

The film intercuts the stories of two afairs: one a Victorian period drama involving the gentleman palaeontologist Charles Smithson and the complex and troubled Sarah Woodruff; the other between the actors "Mike" and "Anna" playing the lead roles in the modern story.  In line with the original novel, the film had two outcomes for the otherwise parallel stories.

Some filming took place in the Lake District, the final scenes show the characters boating on Lake Windermere.