To celebrate the release of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the newest adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s renowned novel, we had the pleasure of chatting with the film’s cast and director about why it’s worthwhile reinventing the story.
Marrying Sir Clifford Chatterley, Connie’s life of wealth and privilege seems set as she takes the title of Lady Chatterley. Yet this idealistic union gradually becomes an incarceration when Clifford returns from the First World War with injuries that have left him unable to walk. When she meets and falls for Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the Chatterley family estate, their secret trysts lead her to a sensual, sexual awakening. But as their affair becomes the subject of local gossip, Connie faces a life-altering decision: follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what Edwardian society expects of her.
Chatting with Emma Corrin, Joely Richardson (who starred in the 1993 BBC adaptation of the book alongside Sean Bean), Matthew Duckett and , we speak about the need for another adaptation and why 2022 feels like the perfect time to revisit the story and its themes, the ensemble, working with Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (who we also had the pleasure of chatting to) on her new vision, the advantages of a cinema and streaming release and much more.
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover is in select UK cinemas from 25th November and on Netflix from 2nd December.