James Wilby
Director: James Ivory Cast: James Wilby
James Wilby
, Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
, Rupert Graves
Rupert Graves
James Ivory


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Director James Ivory brings his subdued, "Masterpiece Theater" style to a forbidden subject -- homosexual love. Maurice is based on E.M. Forster's suppressed 1914 novel that was held back from publication until after his death. The film takes place at Cambridge, before World War I, when homosexuality was outlawed in Great Britain. Clive (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic Englishman with a life of privilege, suddenly shocks his close friend Maurice (James Wilby) by declaring his love for him. Maurice is initially stunned by the pronouncement, but in the end finds himself giving Clive a passionate kiss and telling him that he loves him as well. Clive, in the stiff-upper-lip British manner, considers their love to be more of an intellectual concept, but Maurice becomes passionate about the affair. Clive, afraid of being exposed as a homosexual, backs off and breaks up with Maurice for marriage, family, and politics. Maurice is crestfallen, but then he has a passionate affair with Clive's gamekeeper, Scudder (Rupert Graves), and Maurice and Scudder decide to risk their reputations by openly living together as lovers.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2017
UPC: 0741952838197
Original Release: 1987
Source: Cohen Media Group
Sales rank: 15,782

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Wilby Maurice Hall
Hugh Grant Clive Durham
Rupert Graves Alec Scudder
Denholm Elliott Dr. Barry
Simon Callow Mr. Ducie
Billie Whitelaw Mrs. Hall
Ben Kingsley Lasker-Jones
Judy Parfitt Mrs. Durham
Phoebe Nicholls Anne Durham
Mark Tandy Risley
Helena Michell Ada Hall
Kitty Aldridge Kitty Hall
Patrick Godfrey Simcox
Michael Jenn Archie
Barry Foster Dean Cornwalis
Peter Eyre Mr. Borenius
Catherine Rabett Pippa Durham
Orlando Wells Young Maurice
Helena Bonham Carter Bonham,Young Lady at Cricket Match
Andrew St. Clair Undergraduate
Harriet Thorpe Barmaid
Julian Wadham Hull
Richard Warner Judge
Alan Whybrow Mr. Scudder

Technical Credits
James Ivory Director,Screenwriter
Brian Ackland-Snow Production Designer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Bradley Associate Producer
John Bright Costumes/Costume Designer
Celestia Fox Casting
Kit Hesketh-Harvey Screenwriter
Mary Hillman Makeup
Richard Robbins Score Composer
Mike Shoring Sound/Sound Designer
Katherine Wenning Editor
Michael Zimbrich Asst. Director

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