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Affinity (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 2008 (USA)
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

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Tim Fywell

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Andrew Davies, Sarah Waters (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoë Tapper ... Selina Dawes
Anna Madeley ... Margaret Prior
Domini Blythe ... Mother Prior
Amanda Plummer ... Miss Ridley
Mary Jo Randle Mary Jo Randle ... Mrs. Jelf
Caroline Loncq ... Ruth Vigers
Anne Reid ... Mrs. Brink
Vincent Leclerc ... Theophilus
Anna Massey ... Miss Haxby
Ferelith Young ... Helen
Sara Lloyd-Gregory ... Madeleine (as Sara Lloyd Gregory)
Brett Watson Brett Watson ... Stephen Prior
Candis Nergaard ... Black Eyed Sue
Kenneth Hadley ... Prison Porter
Sarah Crowden ... Ada
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A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium. Set in the 1870s. Written by Anonymous

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English

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3 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afinidade See more »

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Romania See more »

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Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
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By Emma Hart Willard
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A Brilliant And Atmospheric Drama
29 December 2008 | by BkMambaSee all my reviews

I decided to stay up and watch Affinity due to being " a gripping dramatisation" and "full of feints and foreboding" as promised by this weeks RadioTimes Magazine....I can say without hesitation that I was not disappointed.

The story was powerful and full of human emotion. I felt that Zoe Tapper who plays the women's prison inmate/spiritualist Selina Dawes and Anna Madeley as upper-class lady Magaret who together form a bond of strange depths are absolutely fantastic as their characters. Full of emotion, foreboding and uncertainty until the very end. Nothing can prepare you for the final twist.

I have never read the book unlike the previous reviewer and to be honest I am not sure I am going to now because I would not want it to change the impression I was left with following the film....so powerful I dreamt of it the same night.

Watch it or you really are missing out.

Richard


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