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Carrington (1995)



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This period biopic chronicles the long-term passion of early 20th-century painter Dora Carrington for gay Bloomsbury Group writer Lytton Strachey. The film covers almost two decades in their lives from 1915-1932, and is segmented into brief periods from Carrington's life; each period is prefaced with a title that names it and centers on the relevant relationships or places in her life.

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Emma Thompson
as Dora Carrington
Jonathan Pryce
as Lytton Strachey
Steven Waddington
as Ralph Partridge
Samuel West
as Gerald Brenan
Rufus Sewell
as Mark Gertler
Penelope Wilton
as Lady Ottoline Morrell
Janet McTeer
as Vanessa Bell
Peter Blythe
as Phillip Morrell
Jeremy Northam
as Beacus Penrose
Alex Kingston
as Frances Partridge
Sebastian Harcombe
as Rober Senhouse
Richard Clifford
as Clive Bell
Stephen Boxer
as Military Rep
Annabel Mullion
as Mary Hutchinson
Gary Turner
as Duncan Grant
Georgiana Dacombe
as Marjorie Gertler
Neville Phillips
as Court Usher
Christopher Birch
as Dr. Starkey Smith
Simon Bye
as Fly Driver
Marzio Idoni
as Gondolier
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Critic Reviews for Carrington

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10)

For ail its grace, Carrington is a superficial treatment of an urbane but obscure bunch

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Even those unfamiliar with Strachey's biographies may be fascinated by Jonathan Pryce's impersonation of him in Carrington.

December 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This is Hampton's impressive debut as a director; he tells his story with a tactful English reserve that allows deep feelings to find their own way to the surface. He's given a great assist from Michael Nyman's score.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

We feel a tingle of anticipation that this picture is going to be handled intelligently. And it is.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The leads do physically resemble their real-life prototypes, judging from last year's coffee-table book on Carrington's art and personal circle. But the snail's pacing, vague writing and Thompson herself leave a fatal void.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

The opening scenes of Carrington try to explain the beginnings of one of the oddest romances of the Bloomsbury Group, that gathering of British geniuses, eccentrics and self-publicists that produced no romances that were not odd.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carrington

As Strachey, Pryce is brilliant but the film seems to lack a coherent narrative. Basically we just see two sad artists be sad for two hours without ever getting a sense of what drew them together.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

Not a very memorable film from Emma Thompson et al but it is one that reminds me about how lucscious she used to be. Yum Yum :)

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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