Character: Sue Bridehead
Created by: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Written by: Hossein Amini
Produced by: Andrew Eaton
Other cast: Christopher Eccleston, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths, June Whitfield
Release date: September 10, 1996
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running time: 123 minutes

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

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His World Could Never Change… Until She Became His World.
A time without pity. A society without mercy. A love without equal.
It is a difficult question to answer… Whether to follow your dreams… Or to let life lead you where it will.
It’s a difficult question for any man to answer… Whether to follow his dreams no matter what… Or to give in slowly and let life lead you where it will.


Christopher Eccleston (Jude Fawley) and David Tennant (Drunk Undergraduate) both later portrayed the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005). The former played the Ninth Doctor from March to June 2005 while the latter played the Tenth Doctor from June 2005 to January 2010.

The movie’s publicity sign appears in the movie, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (1997).

Kate Winslet appeared full frontal nude in this film.

Helena Bonham Carter was considered for Sue Bridehead.

Character Quotes:

“Because no man would touch a woman unless she gives him reason to. A touch or a look that say come on. If you never look, they’ll never come. You are the timid sex.”

“Promise me you’ll never stop trying.”

“Even though I’m always trying to prove how much cleverer than you I am.”

“They locked me up for being out with you, so I jumped out of the window, climbed over a fence, crossed the deepest river in England and here I am!”

“Please don’t call me a clever girl, Mr. Phillotson, there are too many of us about these days.”

“It’s right that I suffer.”

“You’re still Joseph, the dreamer of dreams. And the tragic Don Quixote. Sometimes you are a St. Stephen, who sees Heaven open up, even as they’re stoning him.”