Tom and Viv

11/10/1994
  |  Buy to Own: 11/10/1994
  |  Watch Now: 23/03/2015
  |  122 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Willem Dafoe stars as American writer T.S. Eliot in this biographical romantic drama. The story dramatises Eliot's passionate and tempestuous relationship with his first wife Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Miranda Richardson). After a brief courtship, the pair marry in 1915 but their initial happiness is short-lived and Viv eventually takes to harassing her husband. As a result of her various health issues and apparent mental instability, Tom commits Viv to a mental institution where she stays for ten years without ever seeing her famous husband again.