Book to Screen Adaptation: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

 

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence, Penguin

I recently watched the BBC adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and really enjoyed it. Sometimes when well known stories are reinvented they often follow previous versions and explore similar themes and as such fail to engage a new audience. Thankfully, I can say this is not the case with Jed Mercurio’s adaptation. Richard Madden really encapsulated the character of Oliver Mellors, the downtrodden gamekeeper that embarks upon an affair with the lady of the house, Constance Chatterley, played excellently by Holliday Grainger. James Norton’s portrayal of Clifford Chatterley was equally fantastic and really evoked my sympathy for his character – a feeling I did not experience whilst reading the novel.

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