Separate Lies Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2006

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
James Manning (Tom Wilkinson), a successful business lawyer, and his younger wife, Anne (Emily Watson), split time between a London apartment and a lush country estate. The couple's seemingly perfect marriage gets complicated when their handsome and wealthy neighbor, Bill (Rupert Everett), returns to town and Anne begins sleeping with him. After Bill and Anne are linked to a hit-and-run death, James, aware of the affair, must choose whether to protect his wife or come forward to the police.

Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Linda Bassett, David Harewood, John Neville, Hermione Norris, John Warnaby

Director: Julian Fellowes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Celador Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Watson and Everett, both superb, bring ferocity and feeling to their roles. But the one you won't forget is Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) in a towering performance of grace and grit that deserves to put him on Oscar's shortlist. Good show. show more

  • So gin-and-tonic dry, so deceptive in its deadpan-ness, that it's not always clear that Julian Fellowes is having fun. But he is. show more

  • The intricacies here are moral and ethical, and they're fascinating.

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