Belonging 18 years old

The bittersweet bonds of love and betrayal

Jess (Brenda Blethyn) and town handyman Jacob (Kevin Whately) have been happily married 20 years, recently taking in a trio of Jacob's elderly relatives, including his mother (Rosemary Harris). Though the relations are demanding, kindhearted Jess -- who selflessly quit her job -- enjoys looking after them. But when Jacob disappears one day, Jess' life falls apart, and she must learn to cope with things on her own in this touching drama.


Belonging Cast

Name Character
Brenda Blethyn She was 58, now 77 years old as Jess Copplestone
Fiona O'Shaughnessy She was 25, now 44 years old as Stephanie
Muriel Pavlow She was 83, 97 years old when she died as Dorothy
Poppy Lee Friar She was 9, now 28 years old as Lara
Anna Massey She was 67, 73 years old when she died as Brenda
Peter Sallis He was 83, 96 years old when he died as Nathan
Kevin Whately He was 53, now 72 years old as Jacob Copplestone
Rosemary Harris She was 76, 92 years old when she died as May Copplestone
Jill Baker She was 52, now 71 years old as Cathy
Matthew Marsh He was 50, now 68 years old as Peter Fox
Helen Masters She was 41, now 60 years old as Hazel
Bindu De Stoppani She was 27, now 46 years old as Nurse
Teresa Churcher as DC Sinclair
Roisin Rae as Waitress
Maisy Taylor as Nella
Eliza Hunt as Jane Ventress
Tom Bennett as PC Cowley
Joe Van Moyland He was 21, now 40 years old as Luke

Belonging Crew

Name Department
Christopher Menaul as Director. He was 60 (now 78) years old Directing
Alan Plater as Screenplay. He was 69 (75) years old when He died Writing
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Belonging (18 years)

The bittersweet bonds of love and betrayal

  • Release day: Sunday, September 12, 2004
  • Runtime: 96 minutes