Release Date: October 7, 2005
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Julian Fellowes
Producers: Christian Colson & Steve Clark-Hall
Screenwriter: Julian Fellowes
Cast: Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Rupert Everett
Separate Lies, is written and directed by Academy Award winning
screenwriter, Julian Fellowes and marks his directorial debut.
Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves, Gosford Park) stars as Anne,
who enjoys a seemingly perfect marriage to James, Tom Wilkinson
(The Full Monty, In the Bedroom), until the arrival of Bill, Rupert
Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding) and a tragic accident in their
idyllic country village looks set to unravel their Lies forever.
On the surface, Anne and James enjoy a perfect marriage. They
slip easily between their two homes - one in London, convenient
for James's city job, the other in idyllic rural countryside.
James believes their life is happy and fulfilled, but is blinkered
to Anne's happiness and when Anne meets the enigmatic and carefree
Bill Bule her world shatters and she realizes she can never be
truly happy with James again.
Anne's affair with Bill comes to light when James discovers the
pair were involved in a tragic accident, which killed a local
man. Faced with the shocking reality of Anne's revelations, a
bereft James responds with a loving resolve to protect Anne. But
as he becomes embroiled in the accident investigation, life's
unpredictability once more alters the course of their Lies.
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