On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach is a romantic drama film written by Ian McEwan and directed by Dominic Cooke. On Chesil Beach is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley and the cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. 

Story: Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.


  • Adrian Scarborough as Lionel Mayhew
  • Anne Marie Duff as Marjorie Mayhew
  • Bebe Cave as Ruth Ponting
  • Billy Howle as Edward Mayhew
  • Emily Watson as Violet Ponting
  • Oliver Johnstone as Ted
  • Philip Labey as Bob
  • Samuel West as Geoffrey Ponting
  • Saoirse Ronan as Florence Ponting

On Chesil Beach will be released May 18, 2018 by Lionsgate.


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