The Woman He Loved

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The Woman He Loved is a 1988 British HTV made-for-television romantic drama film for ITV about the abdication of Edward VIII. Directed by Charles Jarrott, it stars Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Olivia de Havilland. Jane Seymour was nominated for... read more

The Woman He Loved is a 1988 British HTV made-for-television romantic drama film for ITV about the abdication of Edward VIII. Directed by Charles Jarrott, it stars Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Olivia de Havilland. Jane Seymour was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film at the 46th Golden Globe Awards and Olivia de Havilland was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Costume designer Robin Fraser-Paye was also nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special. It was partly shot at Shirenewton Hall in Monmouthshire.

Original Release

04/03/1988

US Release

04/03/1988

Cast

Jane Seymour Wallis Simpson
Olivia de Havilland Aunt Bessie Merryman
Anthony Andrews Prince of Wales / Edward VIII
Lucy Gutteridge Thelma
Robert Hardy Winston Churchill
Julie Harris Alice
Phyllis Calvert Queen Mary
Susan Denaker Connie Thaw
Rupert Frazer Lord Perry Brownlow
Peter Graves Lord Reith
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Jarrott

Writers

William Hill

Cast

Jane Seymour Wallis Simpson
Olivia de Havilland Aunt Bessie Merryman
Anthony Andrews Prince of Wales / Edward VIII
Lucy Gutteridge Thelma
Robert Hardy Winston Churchill
Julie Harris Alice
Phyllis Calvert Queen Mary
Susan Denaker Connie Thaw
Rupert Frazer Lord Perry Brownlow
Peter Graves Lord Reith
Evelyn Laye Lady Cunard
Charlotte Mitchell Lady Chatfield
David Waller Stanley Baldwin
Richenda Carey Maud Kerr-Smiley
Tom Wilkinson Ernest Simpson
Mona Bruce Mrs. Baldwin
Elizabeth Counsell Katherine Rogers
John Horsley Justice Sir John Hawke
Helen Horton Martha
Vincent Marzello Benny Thaw

Producers

Patrick Dromgoole Executive Producer
Johnny Goodman Executive Producer
Larry A. Thompson Executive Producer
William Hill Producer
Marie Angello Producer
Ronald Jacobs Producer
Margot Webb Producer

Editors

Terry Maisey

1989Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1988EmmyOutstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1988EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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