Dame Helen Mirren
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"The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone"
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"The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone" is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film "The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone", based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams. It first aired in the USA by Showtime Networks on 31 March 2003 and released on DVD by Showtime Entertainment in 2004.
Shot on location in Dublin and Rome, the film was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and produced by James Flynn and Morgan O'Sullivan from a screenplay by Martin Sherman based on the Tennessee Williams novel.
The film stars Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft and Brian Dennehy with Rodrigo Santoro, Victor Alfieri and Suzanne Bertish. It is Bancroft's final film appearance.
Karen Stone, an actress, and her businessman husband are off on holiday to Rome. On the plane, her husband suffers a fatal heart attack. Karen decides to stay in Italy and rent a luxury apartment in Rome. The Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales soon introduces her to a young Italian man, Paolo. Karen and Paolo embark on a passionate affair, with disastrous consequences.
Here's an interesting review of the book that delves into the story in some detail.....