- A Room with a View (2007 TV drama)
show_name = A Room With a View
creator = Andrew Davies
E. M. Forster(novel)
Elaine Cassidy Rafe Spall Sophie Thompson
country = UK
language = English
first_aired = 4 November 2007
imdb_id = 1025103
"A Room with a View" is televised adaptation of
E. M. Forster's novel, " A Room with a View", written by Andrew Davies. It was announced in 2006. [Gabriel, Clare (28 May 2006) [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/5025200.stm Sex central for TV writer Davies] , BBC News] and filmed in the summer of 2007. "A Room with a View" was broadcast on 4th November 2007, on ITV. Laura Mackie, ITV director of drama, has said that this adaptation "captures the spirit of Forster’s most memorable novel, but delivers it in a fresh, engaging way for a modern audience." [Hemley, Matthew (30 May 2007) [http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/17009/timothy-spall-and-son-to-star-in-forster Timothy Spall and son to star in Forster classic for ITV] , The Stage]
"A Room With a View" tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman in 1912 who visits Italy with her cousin, Charlotte Bartlett. While there, they meet a host of interesting characters, including the novelist Eleanor Lavish, the tourist Mr Emerson, and his son, George.
George falls in love with Lucy, while in Florence, but Charlotte whisks her charge away. It is only when they return to England that Lucy meets George again; by this time, however, Lucy is engaged to Cecil Vyse.
While the novel ends with Lucy and George marrying and returning to "the room with the view" for their honeymoon, this adaptation included its own ending, with George being killed in
World War Iand Lucy returning in 1922 to the room in Florence. [Hellicar, Michael (1 November 2007) [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=491201&in_page_id=1773 Timothy Spall was horrified when his son wanted to become an actor: Now they're co-stars in a new TV drama] , The Daily Mail]
Elaine Cassidyas Lucy Honeychurch
Rafe Spallas George Emerson
Laurence Foxas Cecil Vyse
Timothy Spallas Mr Emerson, George's father
Timothy Westas Mr Eager
Sinead Cusackas Miss Lavish
Elizabeth McGovernas Mrs Honeychurch
*Mark Williams as Mr Beebe
Sophie Thompsonas Charlotte Bartlett
*Tom Stewart as Freddy Honeychurch
Note that Timothy Spall is father of Rafe Spall.
*imdb title|1025103|title=A Room with a View
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