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Starring a talented ensemble cast including Sam Neill, Meg Ryan and British actors David Thewlis, Polly Walker, Ian McKellen and Hugh Grant, this Oscar-winning and BAFTA-nominated drama is enjoyably extravagant. Based on the novel by British author Rose Tremain and adapted by UK screenwriter Rupert Walters, the film was co-produced by The Oxford Film Company.





King Charles II (Sam Neill) tries to distance himself from one of his mistresses Celia (Polly Walker) by asking the royal physician, Robert Merivel (Robert Downey Jr.) to marry her, while making him promise that they’ll never become intimate. After succumbing to Celia’s charms and being disowned by the King, Merivel begins to help Londoners suffering from the plague, and falls in love with Katherine (Meg Ryan).