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A James Filmography

Since 1947 everyone from Francios Truffaut to Jane Campion has tried their hand at adapating Henry James's novels and stories for the big and small screens. Below, listed with the most recent first, a list of the 30 films based on his work.


The Golden Bowl (2000)
Directed by James Ivory
Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Cast:
Uma ThurmanCharlotte Stant
Jeremy NorthamPrince Amerigo
Kate BeckinsaleMaggie Verver
Nick NolteAdam Verver
Anjelica HustonFanny
James Fox Bob Assingham
Madeleine Potter Lady Castledan


Presence of Mind (1999)
(from The Turn of the Screw)
Directed by Antonio Aloy
Screenplay by Antonio Aloy and Mitch Brian
Cast:
Sadie FrostThe Governess
Lauren BacallMado Remei
Harvey KeitelThe Master
Nilo Mur.Miles
Ella JonesFlora
Agustín VillarongaFosc
Dayna Danika Miss Jessel
Jack TaylorFather


The Turn of the Screw (1999) (TV)
Directed by Ben Bolt
Screenplay by Nick Dear

Cast:
Jodhi MayMiss
Pam FerrisMrs. Grose
Colin FirthThe Master
Joe SowerbuttsMiles
Grace RobinsonFlora
Jason SalkeyPeter Quint
Caroline PeggMiss Jessel
Jenny HoweCook


The Haunting of Hell House (1999)
Directed by Mitch Marcus
Screenplay by Mitch Marcus
Cast:
Michael YorkProfessor Ambrose
Andrew Bowen :James Farrow
Claudia ChristianLucy
Aideen O'DonnellSarah


Washington Square (1997)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Screenplay by Carol Doyle
Cast:
Jennifer Jason LeighCatherine Sloper
Albert FinneyDr. Austin Sloper
Maggie SmithAunt Lavinia Penniman
Ben ChaplinMorris Townsend
Judith Ivey :Aunt Elizabeth Almond
Arthur LaupusMr. Almond
Jennifer GarnerMarian Almond
Robert Stanton Arthur Townsend
Betsy BrantleyMrs. Montgomery
Nancy DalyMaureen (Maid)
Sara RuzickaCatherine Sloper (age 11)


The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Directed by Iain Softley
Screenplay by Hossein Amini
Cast:
Helena Bonham CarterKate Croy
Linus RoacheMerton Densher
Charlotte RamplingAunt Maude
Alex JenningsLord Mark
Ben MilesFirst Journalist
Philip WrightSecond Journalist
Michael GambonLionel Croy
Alexander JohnButler
Alison ElliottMillie Theale
Elizabeth McGovernSusan Stringham


The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Directed by Jane Campion
Screenplay by Laura Jones
Cast:
Nicole KidmanIsabel Archer
John MalkovichGilbert Osmond
Barbara HersheyMadame Serena Merle
Mary-Louise ParkerHenrietta Stackpole
Martin Donovan Ralph Touchett
Shelley WintersMrs. Touchett
Richard E. GrantLord Warburton
Shelley DuvallCountess Gemini
Christian BaleEdward Rosier
Viggo MortensenCaspar Goodwood
Valentina CerviPansy Osmond
John GielgudMr. Touchett
Roger Ashton-GriffithsBob Bantling
Catherine ZagoMother Superior


L'Élève (1996)
Directed by Olivier Schatzky
Screenplay by éve Deboise and Olivier Schatzky
Cast:
Vincent CasselJulien
Caroline Cellier Emma
Sabine Destailleur Louise
Sandrine Le Berre Paula
Jean-Pierre Marielle Armand
Benny Pest Jean
Caspar Salmon Morgan


The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995)
(from The Turn of the Screw)
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore

Cast:
Valerie BertinelliHelen Walker
Florence HoathFlora
Aled RobertsMiles
Michael GoughPaul Rhys
Christopher GuardPeter Quint
Diana RiggMrs. Grose
Elizabeth MortonMiss Jessel
Tricia ThornsPeggy
Aisling FlittonConnie
Flip WebsterAlice
Mark LonghurstLuke


The Turn of the Screw (1992)
Directed by Rusty Lemorande
Screenplay by Rusty Lemorande
Cast:
Patsy KensitJenny
Stéphane Audran Mrs. Grose
Julian Sands Mr. Cooper
Marianne Faithfull Narrator
Bryony Brind Miss Jessel
Thomas Kryger.Jenny's Father/Vicar
Doreen Mantle Doreen
Peter WhitmanPeter
Mickey Monroe Secretary
Anna Bolt.Anna
Laura Cox Laura


The Turn of the Screw (1990) (TV)
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Cast:
Amy IrvingThe Governess
David Hemmings :Mister Harley
Micole MercurioMrs. Grose
Olaf PooleyJohn the Gardner
Cameron MilzerMiss Jessel
Irina CashenFlora
Linda HuntThe Voice
Bret CulpepperWyck the Groom


The Turn of the Screw (1990) (TV)
Directed by Claus Viller
Cast:
Phyllis CannanMiss Jessel
Menai DaviesMrs. Grose
Helen Field The Governess
Richard Greager Prologue/Quint
Sam LinayMiles
Machiko ObataFlora


Otra vuelta de tuerca (The Turn of the Screw) (1985)
Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia

Aspern (1985)
(from The Aspern Papers)
Directed by Eduardo de Gregorio
Screenplay by Michael Graham
Cast:
Jean Sorel Jean Decaux
Bulle Ogier Mlle Tita
Alida ValliJuliana Barther
Ana MartaAnna
Humbert Balsan L'éditeur


The Bostonians (1984)
Directed by James Ivory
Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Cast:
Christopher ReeveBasil Ransome
Vanessa Redgrave Olive Chancellor
Jessica TandyMiss Birdseye
Madeleine PotterVerena Tarrant
Nancy MarchandMrs. Burrage
Wesley AddyDr. Tarrant
Barbara Bryne Mrs. Tarrant
Linda Hunt Dr. Prance
Charles McCaughanMusic Hall Policeman
Nancy NewAdeline
Jon Van Ness Henry Burrage
Wallace Shawn Mr. Pardon


The Europeans (1979)
Directed by James Ivory
Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Cast:
Lee RemickEugenia Young
Robin Ellis : Robert Acton
Wesley AddyMr. Wentworth
Tim Choate Clifford
Lisa EichhornGertrude
Kristin Griffith Lizzie Acton
Nancy NewCharlotte
Norman SnowMr. Brand
Helen StenborgMrs. Acton
Tim Woodward Felix Young
Gedda Petry Augustine


The Green Room (1978)
(from "The Altar of the Dead")
Directed by François Truffaut
Screenplay by Jean Gruault
François Truffaut
Cast: first billed only:
François TruffautJulien Davenne
Nathalie BayeCecilia Mandel
Jean DastéBernard Humbert
Patrick MaléonGeorges
Jane LobreMme Rambaud
Antoine VitezBishop's secretary
Jean-Pierre MoulinGerard Mazet
Serge RousseauPaul Masigny
Jean-Pierre DucosPriest in the mortuary room


The Ambassadors (1977) (TV)
Directed by James Cellan Jones
Cast:
David HuffmanChad
Gayle HunnicuttSarah Pocock
Lee RemickMaria Gostrey
Paul ScofieldLambert Strether
Delphine SeyrigMarie de Vionnet


The Jolly Corner (1975) (TV)
Directed by Arthur Barron
Screenplay by Arthur
Cast:
George Backman
Sudie Bond
James Greene
Salome Jens
Lucy Landau
Paul Sparer
Fritz Weaver


Daisy Miller (1974)
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Screenplay by Frederic Raphael

Cast:
Cybill Shepherd Annie P. "Daisy" Miller
Barry Brown Frederick Winterbourne
Cloris LeachmanMrs. Ezra Miller
Mildred NatwickMrs. Costello
Eileen BrennanMrs. Walker
Duilio Del PreteMr. Gionavelli
James McMurtryRandolph C. Miller
Nicholas JonesCharles
George MorfogenEugenio
Jean-Pascal BongardHotel Receptionist Vevey


Georginas Gründe (1974) (TV)
(from Georgina's Reasons)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay by Peter Adler
Cast:
Elke Aberle
Joachim Bissmeier
Edith Clever
Eva Maria Meineke
Margarethe von Trotta


The Turn of the Screw (1974) (TV)
Directed by Dan Curtis
Screenplay by William F. Nolan

Cast:
John BartonMr. Frericks
Eva Griffith Flora
Jasper Jacob Miles
Megs Jenkins Mrs. Grose
Anthony Langdon Luke
James Laurenson Peter Quint
Lynn Redgrave Jane Cubberly
Kathryn Leigh Scott Miss Jessel
Benedict Taylor Timothy


The Golden Bowl (1972) (TV miniseries)
Directed by James Cellan Jones
Screenplay by Jack Pulman
Cast:
Kathleen ByronFanny Assingham
Cyril CusackBob Assingham\Narrator
Donald GraySir John Brinder
Gayle HunnicuttCharlotte
Daniel MasseyPrince Amerigo
Barry MorseAdam Verver
Jill TownsendMaggie Verver


The Spoils of Poynton (1971) (TV mini series)
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Screenplay by Lennox Philips
Cast:
June Ellis
Diane Fletcher
Pauline Jameson
Gemma Jones
Ian Ogilvy


Arvtagerskan (1962) (TV)
(from Washington Square)
Directed by Josef Halfen
Screenplay by Augustus Goetz
Cast:
Ulla AkselsonMaria, housemaid
Jšrgen Barwe Arthur Townsend
Margareta Bergfeldt Mrs. Montgomery
Berit Gustafsson Mrs. Elisabeth Almond
Ulf Johanson D. Austin Sloper
Jullan Kindahl Mrs. Lavinia Penniman
Ulla SjšblomCatherine Sloper
Folke Sundquist Morris Townsend
Mimmo WŚhlander Marian Almond


The Innocents (1961)
(from The Turn of the Screw)
Directed by Jack Clayton
Screenplay by William Archibald
Cast:
Deborah KerrMiss Giddens
Peter Wyngarde Peter Quint
Megs Jenkins Mrs. Grose
Michael Redgrave The Uncle
Martin Stephens Miles
Pamela Franklin Flora
Clytie Jessop Miss Jessel
Isla Cameron Anna


The Heiress (1961) (TV)
(from Washington Square)
Directed by Marc Daniels
Screenplay by Augustus Goetz
Cast:
Julie Harris
Farley Granger
Muriel Kirkland
Barry Morse
David O'Brien
Barbara Robbins
Suzanne Storrs
Mary Van Fleet


The Turn of the Screw (1959) (TV)
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Screenplay by James Costigan
Cast:
Ingrid BergmanGoverness
Isobel Elsom Mrs. Grose
Laurinda Barrett Miss Jessel
Hayward Morse Miles
Paul Stevens : Peter Quint
Alexandra Wager Flora


The Heiress (1949)
(from Washington Square)
Directed by William Wyler
Screenplay by Augustus Goetz
Cast:
Olivia de HavillandCatherine Sloper
Montgomery CliftMorris Townsend
Ralph RichardsonDr. Austin Sloper
Miriam HopkinsLavinia Penniman
Vanessa BrownMaria
Betty LinleyMrs. Montgomery
Ray CollinsJefferson Almond
Mona FreemanMarian Almond
Selena RoyleElizabeth Almond
Paul LeesArthur Townsend


The Lost Moment (1947)
(from The Aspern Papers)
Directed by Martin Gabel
Screenplay by Leonardo Bercovici
Cast:
Robert CummingsLewis Venable
Susan HaywardTina Bordereau
Agnes MooreheadJuliana Borderau
Eduardo CiannelliFather Rinaldo


Images: (1,4,5) Merchant Ivory Productions; (2) © Meridian Broadcasting; (3) Rosemont Productions International Limited; (6) Paramount Pictures; (7) ©2000 ABC Photography Archives; (8) CBS Photo Archive.


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