Screen Two: Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

UK, 1 March 1992 (released theatrically prior to this in )
35mm film, colour, 4:3 [television], 1.85:1 [theatrical]
Dolby Stereo, English
Series: Screen Two (1985-1998) – series 8, episode 7

A British fantasy television film written and directed by Anthony Minghella.

Plot Summary

When her lover Jamie does, Nina is left alone and heartbroken in a rat-infested house. When the suddenly disappear, Nina discovers the reason – they've been frightened off by Jamie's ghost.


Director: Anthony Minghella
© 1990 BBC
Produced by BBC Films for Screen Two in association with BBC Enterprises and Lionheart A BBC Films production A film by Anthony Minghella
Executive Producer: Mark Shivas
Producer: Robert Cooper
Screenplay: Anthony Minghella
Director of Photography: Remi Adefarasin
Editor: John Stothart
Music: Barrington Pheloung
Sound Mixer: Jim Greenhorn
Costume Designer: James Keast
Make-up Design: Fran Needham
Special Effects Supervisor: Graham Brown
Visual Effects Consultant: Ian Legg
Designer: Barbara Gosnald
Locations: Bristol, England, UK; Goldney Hall, Clifton, Bristol, England, UK; London, England, UK

Juliet Stevenson (Nina)
Alan Rickman (Jamie)
Bill Paterson (Sandy)
Michael Maloney (Mark)
Jenny Howe (Burge)
Carolyn Choa (translator)
Christopher Rozycki (Titus)
Keith Bartlett (plumber)
David Ryall (George)
Stella Maris (Maura)
Deborah Findlay (Claire)
Ian Hawkes (Harry)
Vania Vilers (Frenchman)
Arturo Venegas (Roberto)
Richard Syms (Symonds)
Mark Long (Isaac)
Teddy Kempner (Freddie)
Graeme Du-Fresne (Pierre)
Frank Baker (Bruno)
Tony Bluto (Anthony)

Alternative Titles

Beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie – Canada (French)
Um Fantasma do Coração – Portugal
Un fantasma enamorat – Spain (Catalan)
Il fantasma innamorato – Italy
Ghost Story – France (video)
La magia del amor – Argentina
Um Ramance de Outro Mundo – Brazil
Wie verrückt und aus tiefstem Herzen – Germany



  • Broadcast 20 September 1991 p.24 – note
  • Cinefantastique vol.22 no.2 (October 1991) p.54 – review (by Steve Biodrowski)
  • Empire no.27 (September 1991) p.26 – illustrated review (New films by Sally Rowland)
  • Empire no.135 (September 2000) p.126 – review (Video to buy by CW)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.315 no.44 (16 January 1991) pp.3, 78 – credits, note
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.316 no.30 (12 March 1991) pp.11, 55 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.317 no.2 (12 April 1991) p.65 – review
  • Positif no.377 (June 1992) p.30 (France) – credits, review (Truly, Madly, Deeply by Suzanne Liandrat-Guigues)
  • Première May 1992 p.16 – review (by Monique Neubourg)
  • Screen vol.38 no.1 Spring 1997 pp.60-75 – article (Symbol, narrative and the musics of Truly, Madly, Deeply by Robynn Stilwell)
  • Screen International no.748 (17 March 1990) p.25 – credits
  • Screen International no.799 (22 March 1991) p.2 – illustrated note
  • Sight and Sound vol.1 no.6 (October 1991) p.61 – credits, review, synopsis
  • Sight and Sound vol.1 no.9 (January 1992) p.59 – video review
  • Sight and Sound vol.2 no.7 November 1992 p.61 – video review
  • The Stage no.5787 (12 March 1992) p.21 – review
  • Studio April 1992 p.24 – review (by Denis Parent)
  • Variety 19 November 1990 p.83 – synopsis, review