Governess Synopsis

Set in England between the Georgian and Victorian eras, The Governess takes its title from a young Jewish woman who, after the death of her father, is offered the job of nanny for the gentile Cavendish family on the Isle of Skye off the coast of London. When Rosina Da Silva (Minnie Driver) changes her name to Mary Blackchurch to take the job, she is quickly taken in by the family as one of their own. But things become complicated as Mary discovers the experiments Mr. Cavendish (Tom Wilkinson) is conducting behind the locked doors of his laboratory. Cavendish is close to discovering how to develop photographic images, and as he and Mary start working together on the project, their romantic attraction becomes irresistibly passionate.

Rated for sexuality and nudity

Governess Casts

Florence Hoath
Florence Hoath

Clementina Cavendish

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Henry Cavendish

Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver

Rosina da Silva

Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson

Mr. Charles Cavendish

Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter

Mrs. Cavendish

Arlene Cockburn
Arlene Cockburn

Lily Milk, the Maid

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