The Rainbow 34 years old

The Rainbow

Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by a bisexual physical education instructress. While experiencing disillusionment in her first career attempt (teaching), she has an affair with a young Army officer, who wants to marry her. Unable to accept a future of domesticity, she breaks with him, and eventually leaves home in search of her destiny.


The Rainbow Cast

Name Character
Amanda Donohoe She was 26, now 61 years old as Winifred Inger
Jim Carter He was 40, now 75 years old as Mr. Harby
Nicola Stephenson She was 17, now 52 years old as Ethel
Dudley Sutton He was 56, 85 years old when he died as MacAllister
Sammi Davis She was 24, now 59 years old as Ursula Brangwen
David Hemmings He was 47, 62 years old when he died as Uncle Henry
Glenda Jackson She was 52, now 87 years old as Anna Brangwen
Kenneth Colley He was 51, now 86 years old as Mr. Brunt
Richard Platt He was 36, now 70 years old as Chauffeur
Ralph Nossek He was 66, 88 years old when he died as Vicar
Paul McGann He was 29, now 64 years old as Anton Skrebensky
John Tams He was 40, now 75 years old as Uncle Frank
Molly Russell as Molly Brangwen
Judith Paris as Miss Harby
Glenda McKay She was 18, now 53 years old as Gudrun Brangwen
Christopher Gable He was 49, 58 years old when he died as Will Brangwen
Dani Behr She was 18, now 53 years old as Schoolgirl (uncredited)

The Rainbow Crew

Name Department
Billy Williams as Director of Photography. He was 59 (now 94) years old Camera
Luciana Arrighi as Production Design. She was 49 (now 84) years old Art
Ian Whittaker as Art Direction. He was 61 (now 96) years old Art
Ken Russell as Director. He was 61 (84) years old when He died Directing
Ken Russell as Screenplay. He was 61 (84) years old when He died Writing
Vivian Russell as Screenplay. Writing
D.H. Lawrence as Novel. Writing
Doreen Jones as Casting. She was 48 (76) years old when She died Production
James Fisher (actor) as Producer's Assistant. He was 17 (now 51) years old Production
The Rainbow poster
The Rainbow (34 years)

  • Release day: Friday, May 05, 1989
  • Runtime: 113 minutes