The English Wife
A compelling story of love and deadly deception set in the French countryside, The English Wife was an unusual commission for ITV, and the first single film in a showcase of innovative new drama called ‘The ITV Drama Premieres.’ Zoë Wanamaker plays Madame Griveau who, with her wealthy French husband, dabbles in the murky criminal underworld in a desperate effort to maintain their lavish lifestyle. Elena, an innocent English au pair, becomes unwittingly entangled in their deceit when they employ her to look after their lonely seven-year-old autistic son.
Zoë Wanamaker, Geraldine O'Rawe, Jean-Louis Tribes, Stanislas Carré de Malberg
4th August 1996 at 9pm
“It is a beautifully photographed film with picturesque scenery… and an attractive cast.” The Radio Times
“A fine, old-fashioned romantic mystery beautifully filmed in the French countryside.” The Guardian Guide
31st Chicago International Film Festival 1996 Silver Hugo
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