A Room with a View


Release Date 1985-12-13
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A Room with a View

A Room with a View is a 1985 British drama film directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant. The film is a close adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel of the same name, and even uses his chapter titles to divide the film into sections. The film stars Helena Bonham Carter as a young woman in the restrictive Edwardian culture of turn-of-the-twentieth-century England and her love for a free-spirited young man. Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands, Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Rupert Graves round out the principal cast. Elliott and Smith were nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but lost to Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest from Hannah and Her Sisters.

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Actors & Characters

Maggie Smith Maggie Smith
Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter Lucy Honeychurch Lucy Honeychurch
Julian Sands Julian Sands
Denholm Elliott Denholm Elliott
Judi Dench Judi Dench Eleanor Lavish Eleanor Lavish
Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Cecil Vyse Cecil Vyse
Rupert Graves Rupert Graves Freddy Honeychurch Freddy Honeychurch
Kitty Aldridge Kitty Aldridge
Peter Cellier Peter Cellier
Patrick Godfrey Patrick Godfrey


Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematography
James Ivory Director
Humphrey Dixon Editor
Giacomo Puccini Music
Richard Robbins Music
Kiri Te Kanawa Music
Ismail Merchant Producer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Writer