In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue, courting tragedy every step of the way.

GENRES:  Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom

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Kate Winslet Sue Bridehead
Christopher Eccleston Jude Fawley
Liam Cunningham Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths Arabella
June Whitfield Aunt Drusilla
James Nesbitt Uncle Joe
Vernon Dobtcheff Curator
Paul Bown Uncle Jim
David Tennant Drunk Undergraduate
Paul Copley Mr. Willis
Ken Jones Mr Biles
Emma Turner Sarah

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