Director : Nicolas Roeg Production Company : Cannon Region : LONDON C-D
Adapted from the 1984 book of the same name by Lucy Irvine, telling of her experiences of staying for a year with writer Gerald Kingsland on the isolated island of Tuin, between New Guinea and Australia.In 1981, Irvine responded to a "Writer seeks 'Spouse' for year on tropical island" advertisement placed by Kingsland in the London magazine Time Out. Chosen by Kingsland from over fifty applicants, Irvine agreed to marry him in order to satisfy immigration restrictions before they travelled to Tuin. She was 25 and Kingsland 49. After a year on the island she returned to England and wrote her memoirs. The film features a song by British artist Kate Bush, "Be Kind to My Mistakes".
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cast001. The Three Kings pub, West Kensington in London W14.
cast004. Lucy Irvine waits at the traffic lights. West Cromwell Road W14.
cast004n. West Cromwell Road now. A new building has been built next to the billboards. Jasvir Lota www.starnow.com/jasvirlota (Modern Photo Added: 09-02-2014)
cast005. Charles House on Kensington High Street W14. Lucy Irvin's place of work, Inland Revenue. Charles House appeared in 'The Constant Husband'.
cast005n. Not quite the right angle but now an historic shot as the original Charles House was finally demolished in the 2010s. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2014)
cast006. Donald Kingsland (Oliver Reed) buys Time Out magazine. Donald flicks through the pages and searches for the ad he placed.
The chemist might be called Grabonski.
Neil Rigby suggest Draycott Avenue, SW3, and I think he's right. Up at the top. Reed on the east side. SJ
cast006n. Draycott Avenue it is, Grabowski were at number 175 .(RL) (Modern Photo Added: 11-02-2014)
cast007. Florist unknown London street. Donald looks into the shop window and sees a goldfish in a tank swimming, on top of the tank is a small island, a palm tree and a hut. A few clues suggests Kreutzmach, Brompton Road.
cast007n. The corner of Brompton Road and Draycott Avenue. Redeveloped but the white console (now black) and the vertical white line to the window of the adjoining property remain. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 11-02-2014)
cast008. Lucy shares the house with her room mate Lara.
cast008n. Now, how likely was this to be found? Neil Rigby did though and sent me to 58 Sutherland Place, W2. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2014)
cast009. Lucy is off out.
cast009n. And this proves it definitively. Looking south down Sutherland Place, W2. This is close to 'Afraid of the Dark', 'West 11' and 'Adventures of a Taxi Driver' territory. SJ/NR (Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2014)
cast010. Notting Hill Gate W2. London. Lucy is in an underground train and finds a copy of Time Out magazine before walking up the stairs of Notting Hill Gate station.
cast010n. They have replaced the old railings and erected new black railing, but pretty much still the same after all these years. Picture by Jasvir Lota. www.starnow.com/jasvirlota (Modern Photo Added: 15-03-2014)