Notes on a Scandal | 2006

Drama, Adaptation
An aging, lonely teacher, Barbara, finds herself drawn to her colleague, Sheba--the pretty new art teacher at school; however, Sheba soon begins an illicit affair with a student, and the dangerously unstable Barbara ...more
Director: Richard Eyre
Awards: 4 Oscar nominations. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Barbara Covett

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... Sheba Hart

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... Richard Hart

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... Saskia

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... Steven Connolly

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... Sandy Pabblem

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... Polly Hart

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... Ben Hart

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... Sue Hodge

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... Marjorie

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... Bill Rumer

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... Ted Mawson

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Company

AFM Lighting

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Synopsis

Barbara Covett, the keeper of an acerbic diary, is a domineering and solitary teacher who rules with an iron fist over her classroom at a decaying state-run secondary school in London. Save for her cat, Portia, Barbara lives alone, without friends or confidantes--but her world changes when she meets the school's new attractive art teacher, Sheba Hart. Sheba appears to be the kindred spirit and loyal friend Barbara has always been seeking. But when she discovers that Sheba is having an incendiary affair with one of her young students, their budding relationship takes an ominous turn. Now, as Barbara threatens to expose Sheba's terrible secret to both her husband and the world, Barbara's own secrets and dark obsessions come tumbling to the fore, exposing the deceptions at the core of each of the women's lives.

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