Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson reunite with the acclaimed Merchant Ivory filmmaking team for this extraordinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love. Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler, an ideal carried by him to fanatical lengths, as he serves his master Lord Darlington, beautifully played by James Fox. Darlington, like many other members of the British establishment in the 1930s, is duped by the Nazis into trying to establish a rapport between themselves and the British government. Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, a high-spirited, strong-minded young woman who watches the goings-on upstairs
Christopher Reeve,Peter Vaughan,Emma Thompson,Hugh Grant,James Fox,Anthony Hopkins
Excellent production and cast in the tale of an English butler torn between blind devotion and unrequited love. Nominated for every major Academy award, including Best Picture!