The Deep Blue Sea

Written by:

Terence Davies

Directed by:

Terence Davies

Produced by:

Sean O'Connor & Kate Ogborn


Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale

Hester Collyer (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.

Set in post-war Britain, this adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play, The Deep Blue Sea is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness – but is at heart a deeply moving love story. Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, what – or whom – should Hester choose?

The Deep Blue Sea had it’s World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2011, was the closing film of the London Film Festival and played in competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival. International Sales are handled by Protagonist Pictures, UK distributor is Artificial Eye, US distributor is Musicbox.

A Camberwell and Fly Film Production for UK Film Council, Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Lip Sync Productions and Artificial Eye.

Golden Globe Nomination Best Actress, Drama – Rachel Weisz
Winner! Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2012- Best Actress, Rachel Weisz
Winner! New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2012 – Best Actress, Rachel Weisz
Film Performance of the Year 2012, New York Magazine – Rachel Weisz
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012 Nominee – Best Actress, Rachel Weisz
London Critics Film Circle Awards 2012 ALFS Award Nominee – British Actress of the Year, Rachel Weisz
London Critics Film Circle Awards 2012 ALFS Award Nominee – Supporting Actor of the Year, Simon Russell Beale
BFI London Film Festival 2011 Nominee – Best Film
BFI London Film Festival 2011 – Closing Night Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection
San Sebastián Internation Film Festival 2011 Golden Seashell Award Nominee – Best Film

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Rachel Weisz (Hester Collyer)

"Modernist melodrama, personal recollection, historical archeology - Davies is a master of all three, and, as such, simply one of the greatest filmmakers of our time."

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"A beautiful swoon of a film...Terence Davies at his best."

Alex Bilmes, Esquire

"The film's images hold their own visual symphony....The movie is a museum of emotions, brought to contemporary life through Davies' artistry and Weisz' fire."

Richard Corliss, Time


Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Exceptionally well-made and completely fearless...this is a film fiercely committed to passion."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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