• The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

The Ploughman's Lunch

Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2005

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Journalist James Penfield (Jonathan Pryce) starts working on a book about the 1956 Suez Crisis while he also begins pursuing TV reporter Susan Barrington (Charlie Dore). Unable to attract her attention, James follows his friend Jeremy Hancock's (Tim Curry) suggestion that he befriend Susan's mother, Ann (Rosemary Harris), to get closer to her daughter. As James spends more time with Ann, he realizes he has more in common with the mother than the daughter.

Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry, Rosemary Harris, Frank Finlay, Charlie Dore, David de Keyser, Nat Jackley

Director: Richard Eyre

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, Mother, Love interest, 1980s, Dark, Husband, Friend, London, Love triangle, Love, Rivalry

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Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)