The Making of a Lady (Blu-ray)

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  • Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), this is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson, South Riding). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous), she meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache, The Wings of the Dove). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment. Emily, alone with the Osborns in an isolated country estate, increasingly comes under their control. She begins to fear for her life. Will Walderhurst return in time to save her?

    Directed by Richard Curson Smith
    Written by Kate Brooke, Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Lydia Wilson ... Emily Fox Seton
    Maggie Fox ... Mrs. Parke
    Sarah Ridgeway ... Jane
    Joanna Lumley ... Lady Maria Byrne
    Linus Roache ... Lord James Walderhurst
    Souad Faress ... Ameerah
    James D'Arcy ... Captain Alec Osborn
    Hasina Haque ... Hester Osborn
    Victoria Ross ... Annabelle Rivers
    Lucy Gape ... Agatha Slade
    Malcolm Storry ... Mr. Litton
    Claire Hackett ... Mrs. Litton