• A Handful of Dust (1988)

A Handful of Dust

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2004

PG |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

English aristocrat Tony Last (James Wilby) welcomes tragedy into his life when he invites John Beaver (Rupert Graves) to visit his vast estate. There Beaver makes the acquaintance of Tony's wife, Brenda (Kristin Scott Thomas). Together, they continue their relationship in a series of bedroom assignations in London. Trusting to a fault, Tony is unaware that anything is amiss until his wife suddenly asks for a divorce. With his life in turmoil, Tony goes on a haphazard journey to South America.

Cast: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Judi Dench, Anjelica Huston, Alec Guinness, Pip Torrens, Cathryn Harrison

Director: Charles Sturridge

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Stagescreen Productions, London Weekend Television

Keywords: Temptation, Friend, Emotional, Transformation, Forbidden love, Dark, England, Wife, London, 1930s, Son, Engaging


Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)