• Publication date: March 19, 2011

The Portrait of a Lady

An innocent young woman is being manipulated by her “friend” Madame Merle and devious Gilbert Osmond

  • Publication date: March 19, 2011

The Portrait of a Lady

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

April 23, 2014 10:00 (KSA) ~ April 23, 2014 09:00 (CLT)

Isabel Archer a young American heiress and a free thinker relocate to Europe to find her self. There she strikes a deep friendship with her wise but sick cousin Ralph Touchett. Things will take a bad tone and taste when she gets acquainted to the creepy Madame Merle, who in turns introduces her to a sketchy character Gilbert Osmond, an avid art collector and everything refined.

Osmond manages easily to seduce the innocent American and soon they will marry, only for her to realize the mistake she made. Her only solace is Osmond’s young daughter, Pansy.

Other deep secrets are revealed, and faced with even more animosity will push Isabel to look for the door.                                                      


  • Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer
  • John Malkovich as Gilbert Osmond
  • Barbara Hershey as Madame Serena Merle
  • Mary-Louise Parker as Henrietta Stackpole
  • Martin Donovan as Ralph Touchett
  • Shelley Winters as Mrs. Touchett
  • John Gielgud as Mr. Touchett
  • Shelley Duvall as Countess Gemini
  • Richard E. Grant as Lord Warburton
  • Viggo Mortensen as Caspar Goodwood
  • Christian Bale as Edward Rosier
  • Valentina Cervi as Pansy Osmond
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Bob Bantling

Directed by: Jane Campion

Rating: PG-13