The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 film)

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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Written by Tennessee Williams
Martin Sherman
Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman
Starring Helen Mirren
Olivier Martinez
Anne Bancroft
Brian Dennehy
Rodrigo Santoro
Theme music composer John Altman
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) James Flynn
Morgan O'Sullivan
Cinematography Ashley Rowe
Editor(s) Melissa Kent
Running time 114 minutes
Original network Showtime Networks
Original release May 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is a 2003 television film remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams.


The film follows the odessey of Karen Stone, an actress who loses her husband to a heart attack. In Rome, she meets a contessa and another man with other romantic intentions and interests that have nothing to do with Mrs. Stone. It is Bancroft's final film appearance.


Nominations and awards[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

The film received five Emmy Awards nominations, including

  • Lead Actress: Helen Mirren
  • Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft
  • Outstanding Music: John Altman
  • Outstanding Directing: Robert Allan Ackerman
  • Outstanding Costumes: Dona Granata (costume designer) and Gill Howard (assistant costume designer)

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

  • Nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Helen Mirren.


Shot on location in Dublin and Rome, the film was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and produced by James Flynn and Morgan O'Sullivan from a screenplay by Martin Sherman based on the Tennessee Williams novel. It first aired in the United States by Showtime Networks on 31 March 2003 and released on DVD by Showtime Entertainment in 2004.

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