The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles
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Title screen of miniseries
Written byDominick Dunne (novel)
Derek Marlow (screenplay)
Directed byJohn Erman
StarringStephen Collins
Claudette Colbert
Theme music composerMarvin Hamlisch
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Susan G. Pollock
Producer(s)Preston Fischer
John Erman (supervising producer)
Lynn Guthrie (associate producer)
Production location(s)Lee International Studios, Wembley, London, England
CinematographyDennis C. Lewiston
Editor(s)Jerrold L. Ludwig
Running time310 mins
Production company(s)Lorimar-Telepictures
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseFebruary 8, 1987

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles is a 1987 television miniseries based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Dominick Dunne and dramatizing the sensational Woodward murder case of 1955. Directed by John Erman, the miniseries stars Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Ashley, Claudette Colbert, and Stephen Collins. It was Colbert's last screen performance; she spent the remainder of her career on stage.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards (1987)



  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special (For part I) - Nolan Miller (for Ann-Margret), Donald Brooks (for Claudette Colbert), Sue Yelland
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Ann-Margret
  • Outstanding Miniseries - Susan G. Pollock (executive producer), John Erman (supervising producer), Preston Fischer (producer)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special (For part I) - John Asman (sound mixer), Neil Brody (sound mixer), Ken S. Polk (sound mixer), Peter Sutton (sound mixer)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special - Stephen Collins
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Claudette Colbert

Golden Globes (1988)


  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV - Claudette Colbert


  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV - Ann-Margret

American Cinema Editors (1988)


  • Eddie Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series (For part II) - Jerrold L. Ludwig

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