Affinity (film)

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Directed by Tim Fywell
Produced byAdrian Bate
Written by Andrew Davies (screenwriter)
Sarah Waters (novel)
Starring Zoë Tapper
Anna Madeley
Domini Blythe
Amanda Plummer
Mary Jo Randle
Music byFrédéric Weber
Edited byMary Finlay
Release date
  • 2008 (2008)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Affinity is a 2008 UK film adaptation of Sarah Waters' 1999 novel of the same name; [1] directed by Tim Fywell and written by Andrew Davies. [2] [3] It stars Zoë Tapper, Anna Madeley, Domini Blythe, Amanda Plummer, and Mary Jo Randle. The film was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series. [4]



Affinity is set in Victorian England; the story of an upper-class woman, Margaret (Anna Madeley), who becomes an official "Visitor" to a woman's prison; however, she becomes emotionally attached to one of the inmates, Selina (Zoe Tapper).

As the story progresses through Selina's shady background, and Margaret's dislike of her home life; a plot to break out of the prison develops. But just what the plan is, and who calls the shots is yet to be discovered.


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