Lady Chatterley's Lover is a Netflix adaptation of the famous 1928 novel by D.H. Lawrence, which tells the story of Lady Connie Chatterley (Emma Corrin), an upper-class woman who is unhappily married to her husband Sir Clifford Chatterley (Matthew Duckett).
She soon falls for Oliver Mellors (Jack O'Connell), the gamekeeper on her husband's estate and the forbidden lovers have secret trysts that lead Connie to have a sexual awakening.
A star-studded cast leads the acting ensemble for Lady Chatterley's Lover, including an Emmy-award nominee. Here's everything you need to know.
Lady Chatterley's Lover cast: who's who in the period drama
Emma Corrin as Lady Connie Chatterley
Emma Corrin plays the titular role of Lady Connie Chatterley, an aristocrat who falls for Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the Chatterley family estate. Seeking solace in her husband's gamekeeper, the pair embark in a passionate affair and their secret rendezvous lead her to have a sexual awakening.
Talking to What To Watch, Emma pointed out the similarities between the previous period drama characters they've played to the complex Lady Chatterley.
"The common denominator between The Crown, My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover is that these women long to be freed within themselves, and recognized, and validated in their sexuality. It’s amazing if you think about how they’re all set at very different periods of time, and yet that is something that is sort of timeless, the need to be wanted, to be desired."
Jack O'Connell as Oliver Mellors
Jack O'Connell stars as Oliver Mellors, Lady Chatterley's lover and the gamekeeper on the Chatterley estate. He never expected to capture the attention of the lady of the manor and is aware of the dangerous risk he's taking.
Matthew Duckett as Sir Clifford Chatterley
Matthew Duckett portrays Sir Clifford Chatterley, Lady Chatterley's husband who returns from the First World War with devastating injuries that have left him unable to walk. Connie's love for him begins to dwindle and she starts to feel trapped in their marriage as he's oblivious to the fact that their lack of romance is an issue.
Matthew's acting credits include A Confession, Demetrinox and Doctors.
Joely Richardson as Mrs. Bolton
Joely Richardson is Mrs. Bolton, a widowed housekeeper who takes care of Clifford and she starts to feel sympathetic for Connie as she gets to know her.
"Mrs Bolton really believes in love, and that’s such a beautiful thing, especially since she had lost her own husband. So she’s both on Clifford’s side, Connie’s side and Mellors’ side. And I love people like that," Joely told us of her character.
Joely actually played the role of Lady Chatterley in the 1993 BBC television series of Lady Chatterley's Lover opposite Sean Bean. She has since appeared in The Sandman, Nip/Tuck, The Tudors, Red Sparrow and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Faye Marsay as Hilda
Faye Marsay stars as Hilda, Connie's sister, who steps in when she discovers that Connie has been struggling in her marriage. Hilda's not a fan of Clifford, but she's concerned that Connie's affair will worsen her already complicated situation.
Who else stars in Lady Chatterley's Lover?
Also starring in Lady Chatterley's Lover are...
- Ella Hunt as Mrs. Flint
- Eugene O'Hare as Michaelis
- Sandra Huggett as Mrs. Betts
- Christopher Jordan as Mr. Betts
- Ellie Piercy as Mrs. Wheedon
- Anthony Brophy as Sir Malcolm Reid
- Marianne McIvor as Mrs. Warren
- Rachel Andrews as Lily Weeden
- Jonah Russell as Mr. Linley
- Nicholas Bishop as Ned
- Alistair Findlay as Sir Geoffrey Chatterley
Lady Chatterley's Lover is available to watch on Netflix now.
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