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Daphne du Maurier - Film and TV

(All films are in colour unless stated otherwise. * Indicates currently available as new DVDs.)

Jamaica Inn

1939

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Black and white film for cinema, starring Maureen O'Hara and Charles Laughton

Director -
Alfred Hitchcock

Jamaica Inn

1983

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Three part serial for television (ITV Studios Ltd), starring Jane Seymour, Patrick McGoohan and Trevor Eve.

Director -
Lawrence Gordon Clark

Jamaica Inn

2014

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Three part serial for television (BBC), starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris and Joanne Whalley

Director -
Philippa Lowthorpe

Rebecca

1939

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Black and white film for cinema, starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier

Director -
Alfred Hitchcock

Rebecca

1979

Four part serial for television (BBC), starring Joanna David, Jeremy Brett and Anna Massey

Director -
Simon Langton

Rebecca

1997

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Two part mini-series for television (Carlton Television), starring Emilia Fox, Charles Dance and Diana Rigg

Director -
Jim O'Brien

Frenchman's Creek

1944

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Film for cinema, starring Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Cordova, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce

Director -
Mitchell Leisen

Frenchman's Creek

1998

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Film for television (Carlton Television), starring Tara Fitzgerald and Anthony Delon

Director -
Ferdinand Fairfax

The Years Between

1946

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Black and white film for cinema, starring Valerie Hobson, Michael Redgrave and Flora Robson

Director -
Compton Burnett

Hungry Hill

1947

Black and white film for cinema, starring Margaret Lockwood, Denis Price and Cecil Parker. Released on VHS cassette by Carlton Television in 2000

Director -
Brian Desmond Hurst

My Cousin Rachel

1952

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Black and white film for cinema, starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton

Director -
Henry Koster

My Cousin Rachel

1983

Four part serial for television (BBC), starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard. Released on VHS cassette by the BBC in 1990

Director -
Brian Farnham

My Cousin Rachel

2017

Film for cinema, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin

Director -
Roger Michell

Kiss Me Again Stranger

1953

Thirty minute black and white film for American television, first shown on 14 April 1953, starring Maria Riva and Michael Waring

Director -
Robert Mulligan

Fraction of a Second

1958

Sixty minute black and white film for American television, based on Daphne du Maurierís short story Split Second, first shown on 21st April 1958 as part of the anthology series Suspicion and starring Bette Davis as the lead character Mrs Ellis.

Director -
John Brahm

The Scapegoat

1959

Black and white film for cinema, starring Alec Guinness, Nichole Maurey and Bette Davis

Director -
Robert Harmer

The Scapegoat

2012

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Film for television (ITV), starring Eileen Atkins and Matthew Rhys

Director -
Charles Sturridge

The Birds

1963

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Film for cinema, starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette and Jessica Tandy

Director -
Alfred Hitchcock

Don't Look Now

1973

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Film for cinema, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland

Director -
Nicholas Roeg

The Breakthrough

1975

Film for television, shown on BBC2 on 8 January 1975, starring Simon Ward and Brewster Mason. This was part of The Mind Beyond series produced by Irene Shubik

Director -
Graham Evans

The Lifeforce Experiment

1994

Film for American television, first shown on 16 April 1994, starring Mimi Kuzyk and Donald Sutherland. Made in Canada and based on Daphne du Maurier's short story The Breakthrough. This film is also called The Breakthrough and Dead Men Talk

Director -
Piers Haggard

The Birds II: Land's End

1994

Film for American television, first shown on 19 March 1994, starring Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field and Tippi Hedren

Director -
Rick Rosenthal (as Alan Smithee)


DVDs about Daphne du Maurier

Vanishing Cornwall Ė A film for television about Cornwall, its history and people, their customs, superstitions and legends, written by Daphne du Maurier as a companion to her book of the same name.  Originally shown on BBC television in 1971 the film is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and directed by Christian (Kits) Browning. 

Letís Pretend: The Make Believe World of Daphne du Maurier Ė To mark her 70th birthday Cliff Michelmore interviews Daphne du Maurier, at her home in Cornwall, where they discuss her life and work.  This programme was first shown on ITV television in December 1977 and was directed by Christian (Kits) Browning.

Rick Stein in du Maurier Country - Rick Stein pays personal tribute to novelist Daphne Du Maurier, in celebration of the centenary of her birth, by visiting the locations of Cornwall she brought to life in her books.  This programme was first shown on BBC television on 12th May 2007 and was directed by David Pritchard. 

Audio

Over the years many of Daphne du Maurierís novels and short stories have been made into talking books, first as audio cassettes and later as CDs.  However currently only an abridged version of Rebecca, read by Emma Fielding and published by Naxos Audiobooks, is readily available.

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