Plot – The writer and the Oxford university professor Jack Lewis holds his lectures with great success. His students and colleagues admire him and suddently Lewis receives the request for an interview by the American writer and poet Joy Gresham. His daily routine is then upset as the British unmarried professor is struck by the uninhibited and unconventional personality of the writer. When she asks him a second meeting with her young son Douglas, he invites them in his house. Joy confides the man her marital misadventures and the willing to move to England, then she asks him to fake a "technical" marriage to obtain British citizenship. Lewis likes her and accepts. When Joy suffers suddenly of an incurable disease, Lewis realizes how the woman is important to him and decides to marry her, living moments of intense but painful intimacy.
All actors – Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Michael Denison, Andrew Seear, Tim McMullan, John Wood, Andrew Hawkins, Peter Howell, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Flemyng, James Frain, Toby Whithouse, Daniel Goode, Scott Handy, Charles Simon, Giles Oldershaw, Simon Cowell-Parker, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Pat Keen, Carol Passmore, Howard Lew Lewis, Debra Winger, Joseph Mazzello, John Quentin, Alan Talbot, Leigh Burton-Gill, Cameron Burton-Gill, Chandler Burton-Gill, Kendall Burton-Gill, Christina Burton-Gill, Sylvia Barter, James Watt, Pauline Melville, Sophie Stanton, Ysobel Gonzalez, Ninka Scott, Walter Sparrow, Gerald Sim, Terry Rowley, Norman Bird, Peter Firth, Abigail Hopkins, Julian Firth, Karen Lewis, Matthew Delamere, JB Blanc, Trevor Payneshow all
“Shadowlands” Quotes 13 quotes
“- Jack Lewis: Have you got any cranberry sauce, Mrs. Young?
- Mrs. Young: Cranberry sauce, what's that?
- Jack Lewis: Well, it's a sauce made from... cranberries.
- Mrs. Young: Well, you find me some cranberries, Mr. Lewis, and I'll sauce them.”
“- Harry: Well done, Jack. Life must go on.
- Jack Lewis: I don't know whether it must, Harry, but it certainly does.”
“Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore: only the life I have lived.”
“Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
“- Harry: She's not...
- Jack Lewis: Not my wife. No, how could she be? I'd have to love her, wouldn't I? She'd have to be more important to me than anything in the world. I'd have to be suffering the torments of the damned. The thought of losing her.”
“Back where I come from, there's this quaint old custom. When a guy makes up his mind to marry a girl, he asks her. It's called proposing. Did I miss it?”
“We can't have the happiness of yesterday without the pain of today. That's the deal.”
“- Harry: I know how hard you've been praying; and now God is answering your prayers.
- Jack Lewis: That's not why I pray, Harry. I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.”
“Twice in that life I've been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal.”
“I love you, Joy. I love you so much. You made me so happy. I didn't know I could be so happy.”
“The pain then is part of the happiness now. That's the deal.”