Howards End

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1992
  • Running time: 142 min
The pinnacle of the decades-long collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, Howards End is a luminous vision of E. M. Forster’s cutting 1910 novel about class divisions in Edwardian England. Emma Thompson won an Academy... read more
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The pinnacle of the decades-long collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, Howards End is a luminous vision of E. M. Forster’s cutting 1910 novel about class divisions in Edwardian England. Emma Thompson won an Academy Award for her dynamic portrayal of Margaret Schlegel, a flighty yet compassionate middle-class intellectual whose friendship with the dying wife (Vanessa Redgrave) of rich capitalist Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins) commences an intricately woven tale of money, love, and death that encompasses the country’s highest and lowest social echelons. With a brilliant, layered script by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (who also won an Oscar) and a roster of gripping performances, Howards End is a work of both great beauty and vivid darkness, and one of cinema’s best literary adaptations.

Original Release

03/13/1992

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Cast

Vanessa Redgrave Ruth Wilcox
Helena Bonham Carter Helen Schlegel
Emma Thompson Margaret Schlegel
Joseph Bennett Paul Wilcox
Adrian Ross Magenty Tibby Schlegel
Jo Kendall Annie
Samuel West Leonard Bast
Prunella Scales Aunt Juley
James Wilby Charles Wilcox
Simon Callow Music and Meaning Lecturer (uncredited)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Ivory

Writers

E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Cast

Vanessa Redgrave Ruth Wilcox
Helena Bonham Carter Helen Schlegel
Emma Thompson Margaret Schlegel
Joseph Bennett Paul Wilcox
Adrian Ross Magenty Tibby Schlegel
Jo Kendall Annie
Samuel West Leonard Bast
Prunella Scales Aunt Juley
James Wilby Charles Wilcox
Simon Callow Music and Meaning Lecturer (uncredited)
Crispin Bonham-Carter Albert Fussell (as Crispin Bonham Carter)
Peter Cellier Colonel Fussell
Jemma Redgrave Evie Wilcox
Barbara Hicks Miss Avery
Anthony Hopkins Henry Wilcox
Ian Latimer Station Master
Mary Nash Pianist
Siegbert Prawer Man Asking a Question
Susie Lindeman Dolly Wilcox
Nicola Duffett Jacky Bast

Producers

Paul Bradley Executive Producer
Ismail Merchant Producer
Donald Rosenfeld Producer
Ann Wingate Producer

Editors

Andrew Marcus

1993 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1993 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Won
1993 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Won
1993 Oscar Best Costume Design Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1993 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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