Often considered E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, this is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation starring Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, Rosalind Eleazar, Alex Lawther and Tracey Ullman.
Masterpiece: Howards End Often considered E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, Howards End is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA-winner Hettie Macdonald. Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel takes up the cause of Leonard Bast, a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky. In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby on the straight and narrow.
Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
Executive Producer: Colin Callender, Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, David A. Stern, Sophie Gardiner, Scott Huff
Production Company: Playground Television UK Ltd
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2017
Actors: Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Joe Bannister, Bessie Carter, Philippa Coulthard, Rosalind Eleazar, Jonah Hauer-King, Alex Lawther, Julia Ormond, Joseph Quinn, Tracey Ullman
Writers: Kenneth Lonergan
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen