What's the Difference between Ladies in Lavender the Book and Ladies in Lavender the Movie?


Ladies in Lavender

Released: 1916
Author: William J. Locke

Ladies in Lavender

Released: 2004
Director: Charles Dance
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Ursula Widdington
Ursula Widdington
Portrayed by: Judi Dench
Janet Widdington
Janet Widdington
Portrayed by: Maggie Smith
Andrea Marowski
Andrea Marowski
Portrayed by: Daniel Brühl
Olga Danilof
Olga Danilof
Portrayed by: Natascha McElhone
Portrayed by: Miriam Margolyes
The Doctor
Dr. Mead
Portrayed by: David Warner
Jan Pendered
Jan Pendered
Portrayed by: Freddie Jones
Adam Penruddocke
Adam Penruddocke
Portrayed by: Clive Russell
Ladies in Lavender Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Olga asks Andrea to come with her immediately to London to see her violinist brother. He intended to send a telegram, but as they approached London he thought less about it as he was youthful and distracted by what was to come. No telegram was sent. Olga brings Andrea to London on very short notice. The sisters worry, but later they get a package from Andrea. It contains a the painting that Olga made for him as well as a request to listen to him play the violin with an orchestra that will be broadcast on the radio soon.
   The sisters give Andrea clothes to wear that belonged to their father. The sisters buy Andrea a new suit to wear.
   This does not happen in the book. A jealous Doctor Mead asks the local police to look into Andrea as he is a foreigner. The policeman talks to the sisters who defend his character.
   This does not happen in the book. Andrea asks one of the fisherman if he can sail him to American. The fisherman says "don't be daft".
   This does not happen in the book. Dr. Mead is infatuated with Olga. But she rejects his offers to dance at a party and when he visits her near the coast while painting, she does not welcome him. Dr. Mead is jealous of the much younger Andrea.
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