Cast: Ashton-Griffiths Roger; Bird Norman; Blanc JB; Burton-Gill Cameron; Burton-Gill Chandler; Cowell-Parker Simon; Delamere Matthew; Denison Michael; Fellowes Julian; Firth Julian; Firth Peter; Flemyng Robert; Frain James; Goode Daniel; Handy Scott; Hardwicke Edward; Hawkins Andrew; Hopkins Anthony; Howell Peter; Lewis Howard Lew; Maude-Roxby Roddy; Mazzello Joseph; McMullan Tim; Morrison Roger; Oldershaw Giles; Payne Trevor; Quentin John; Rowley Terry; Seear Andrew; Sim Gerald; Simon Charles; Sparrow Walter; Talbot Alan; Watt James; Whithouse Toby; Wood John; Barter Sylvia; Burton-Gill Christina; Burton-Gill Kendall; Burton-Gill Leigh; Gonzalez Ysobel; Hopkins Abigail; Keen Pat; Lewis Karen; Melville Pauline; Passmore Carol; Scott Ninka; Stanton Sophie; Winger Debra; Attenborough Richard; Clegg Terence A.; Eastman Brian; Hawkins Diana; Webb Alison; Nicholson William; Pratt Roger; Fenton George; Rose Penny; Walker Lesley; Arnell Gordon; Boardman David; Clapp Nikki; Clare-Hunt Gabriel; Conner Lindsay; Daubeny Nick; Dunmore Richard; Ensby John; Flinder Barbra; Goodman Kathy; Gregory Jo; Grodin Alan; Gunning Nicki; Kirkpatrick Leila; Medhurst Jamice; Moore Zoe; Schreiber Jim; Smith Barry; Somner Mark; Steele Alan; Walker Alexander; Wasdell Judy; Waterfield Greg; Weston Ben; Williams Betty; Wilsher Heide; Craig Stuart
Taglines: Based on a true story.
He thought that magic only existed in books, and then he met her.
Storyline: CS Lewis is the author of the Narnia books – The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Known as Jack, he teaches at an Oxford College, during the 1930’s. An American fan, Joy Gresham, arrives to meet him for tea in Oxford. It is the beginning of a love affair. Tragically Joy becomes terminally unwell and their lives become complicated.
In 1952 American poet Joy Gresham travels to England with her young son Douglas to meet with Oxford University professor C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia books. They hit it off quite well and become good friends even though they are a contrast of opposites: Jack quiet and studious and Joy being talkative and never hesitating to speak her mind. After Joy gets a divorce from her husband and returns to England Lewis, known to his friends as Jack, even agrees to marry her to allow her to stay in England. Jack is a religious man and doesn’t consider their civil ceremony to a true marriage. After Joy falls seriously ill however, he begins to realize just how much he does love her and in 1956, they are married before God. Joy’s illness is serious however and while they get to spend a few years together, that time is all too short.