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The Hireling (1973)

Peter Egan as "Captain Hugh Cantrip"

Steven Ledbetter (Robert Shaw) is the dutiful chauffeur of widowed British socialite Lady Helen Franklin (Sarah Miles). As Ledbetter helps Lady Franklin to overcome her mentally fragile state, he falls in love with her, but their differences in social standing seem to prevent any chance of a romance. Meanwhile, war veteran and rising politician Capt. Hugh Cantrip (Peter Egan) becomes involved with Lady Franklin, leading to a tense situation in her stately household.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)WonMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
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