Marking both Olivia de Havilland’s return to film after a string of theatre roles, and Richard Burton’s first starring role in an American production, the original adaptation of My Cousin Rachel was something of a movie event in 1952. Nominated for four Oscars, including for Burton’s performance and for Joseph LaShelle’s moody black and white cinematography, it is a gothic romance set dramatically against the blasted Cornish coast. Watch the film and discover, as the original trailer put it, “was she woman or witch, madonna or murderess?” You can catch the latest adaptation of My Cousin Rachel at GFT, Fri 9 -Thu 22 June.
4 – 5 June, 2017
GFT, 12 Rose St G3 6RB