The Governess



When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.

  1. Sandra Goldbacher

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Minnie Driver

    Minnie Driver

    Rosina da Silva

  2. Tom Wilkinson

    Tom Wilkinson

    Mr. Charles Cavendish

  3. Harriet Walter

    Harriet Walter

    Mrs. Cavendish

  4. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Henry Cavendish

  5. Florence Hoath

    Florence Hoath

    Clementina Cavendish

Full Cast & Crew

The Governess
The Governess



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 31, 1998


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -



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