Priest of Love 42 years old

He was D.H. Lawrence. She was his Lady Chatterly. Their extraordinary romance was more tempestuous than any he wrote.

Priest of Love

Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover."

Credits

Priest of Love Cast

Name Character
Ian McKellen He was 42, now 84 years old as D.H. Lawrence
James Faulkner He was 33, now 75 years old as Aldous Huxley
Massimo Ranieri He was 30, now 72 years old as Piero Pini
John Gielgud He was 77, 96 years old when he died as Herbert G. Muskett
Julian Fellowes He was 32, now 74 years old as Barbara's Fiancé
Shane Rimmer He was 52, 89 years old when he died as Chief Immigration Officer
Wolf Kahler He was 41, now 84 years old as German Officer
Ava Gardner She was 58, 67 years old when she died as Mabel Dodge Luhan
Graham Faulkner He was 34, now 76 years old as Cornish Farmer
Sarah Miles She was 39, now 82 years old as Film Star
Marjorie Yates She was 40, now 83 years old as Ada Lawrence
Cyrus Elias He was 51, 83 years old when he died as Italian Reporter
Roy Herrick He was 45, 52 years old when he died as Warren Gallery Reporter
Jorge Rivero He was 43, now 85 years old as Tony Luhan
Janet Suzman She was 42, now 85 years old as Frieda Lawrence
Mike Gwilym He was 32, now 75 years old as John Middleton Murry
Maurizio Merli He was 41, 49 years old when he died as Angelo Ravagli
Penelope Keith She was 41, now 84 years old as Dorothy Brett
Patrick Holt She was 69, 81 years old when she died as Arthur Lawrence
Roger Sloman He was 35, now 77 years old as English Reporter
Elio Pandolfi He was 55, now 97 years old as Pino Orioli
Daniel Chatto He was 24, now 66 years old as Aquitania Officer
Brian McDermott He was 20, 42 years old when he died as Policeman
David Glover He was 33, 66 years old when he died as Warren Gallery Reporter
Andrea Occhipinti He was 24, now 66 years old as Young Printer
Mellan Mitchell as Aga Khan
Mike Morris as Dr. Uhfelder
Francesco Carnelutti He was 45, 79 years old when he died as Italian Reporter
Burnell Tucker as Earl Brewster

Priest of Love Crew

Name Department
Ted Moore as Director of Photography. He was 67 (72) years old when He died Camera
Robin Gregory as Sound Recordist. He was 45 (68) years old when He died Sound
David Brockhurst as Production Design. Art
Anthony Powell as Costume Design. He was 75 (94) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Phil Thomas as Editor. He was 28 (45) years old when He died Editing
Leslie Gilliat as Production Supervisor. She was 64 (96) years old when She died Production
Christopher Miles as Director. He was 42 (now 85) years old Directing
Christopher Miles as Producer. He was 42 (now 85) years old Production
Alan Plater as Writer. He was 46 (75) years old when He died Writing
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Priest of Love (42 years)

He was D.H. Lawrence. She was his Lady Chatterly. Their extraordinary romance was more tempestuous than any he wrote.

  • Release day: Sunday, October 11, 1981
  • Runtime: 125 minutes