A Picture of Katherine Mansfield

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave,Jeremy Brett,Lyndon Hughes

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Katherine Mansfield was a rebel A modernist writer known for her short stories, she counted Virginia Woolf and DH Lawrence amongst her friends

Brought up in New Zealand, Mansfield left for London when she was 15 angry at her homeland for its repression of the Mori people

Settled in England, the writer recorded romantic relationships with both men and women in her journals and married John MiddletonMurray (Jeremy Brett) when she was 23, though their marriage was not without troubles

Mansfields life was tragically cut short when she died of tuberculosis aged just 34 This is her story

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Each hourlong episode in this magnetic series features a dramatization of a moment in Mansfieds fascinating life, and an adaptation of one of her short stories

The legendary Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave stars as Mansfield, whilst Sherlock Holmes star Jeremy Brett plays her husband John MiddletonMurray

BAFTA winner Annette Crosbie also features as longtime friend LM, alongside Lyndon Hughes, Phyllida Law (The Time Machine, The Winter Guest) and Bruce Purchase (Richard III)

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Genre: Tv Series

Release Date: 5th October 2015

Year of production: 1973

Director: Alan Cooke

Running Time: 307 min

Cat No: 163503

Barcode: 5019322635031

Format: DVD