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Tom & Viv

Tom & Viv
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Brian Gilbert
Screenplay by Michael Hastings
Adrian Hodges
Based on Tom & Viv 
by Michael Hastings
Starring Willem Dafoe
Miranda Richardson
Rosemary Harris
Music by Debbie Wiseman
Cinematography Martin Fuhrer
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
  • December 2, 1994 (1994-12-02)
Running time
115 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Box office $538,534

Tom & Viv is a 1994 film directed by Brian Gilbert, which tells the story of the relationship between the American poet T. S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. They were married in 1915 after a brief courtship, and separated in 1933 though they never divorced.[1]

The film, based on a 1984 play by the same name by British playwright Michael Hastings, stars Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton and Nickolas Grace. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Miranda Richardson) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rosemary Harris).



  1. ^ Hastings, Michael. Tom and Viv. Penguin 1985, with an introduction by Hastings.

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