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Shadowlands (1993) DVD Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes and Edward Hardwicke. Directed by Richard Attenborough.

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Shadowlands 1993 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Widescreen. Color. New, lower price (temporary).

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Edward Hardwicke, John Wood, Michael Denison, Robert Flemyng, James Frain, Joseph Mazzello. Written by William Nicholson. Directed by Richard Attenborough.

This lavishly mounted adaptation of the play by William Nicholson tells the true story of the doomed love affair between novelist and noted Christian scholar C.S. Lewis and a Jewish-American poet. Anthony Hopkins stars as C.S. 'Jack' Lewis, an Oxford professor and successful author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of children's fantasy novels. A confirmed bachelor, Jack's existence is an inward life of the mind. Somewhat detached from the world, his only social outlet is evenings out at a local pub discussing philosophy and religion with his fellow lecturers. Jack has been corresponding with a bluntly intelligent American woman, Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), who arrives to visit him, with her young son Douglas (Joseph Mazzello) in tow. She tells Jack that she has actually fled from an abusive marriage and plans to divorce, and Jack astonishes friends and family by agreeing to a platonic marriage with Joy so that she can obtain British citizenship. As their friendship deepens and Joy discovers that she has a terminal illness, the relationship between Joy and Jack becomes a genuine romance, and their marriage turns into a real commitment.

Nominated for:

Academy Awards

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Debra Winger

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published - William Nicholson

Nominated and winner:

BAFTA Awards

Best Actress - Debra Winger - nominee

Best Screenplay - Adapted - William Nicholson - nominee

1994 Winner Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film - Richard Attenborough and Brian Eastman

1994 Nominee David Lean Award for Direction - Richard Attenborough - nominee

1994 Nominee BAFTA Film Award - Best Film Richard Attenborough and Brian Eastman - nominees

Nominated and winner:

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award

Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins - winner

Best Actress - Debra Winger - nominee

And many, many more