Viggo Mortensen in The Portrait of a Lady
The Portrait of a Lady Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Caspar Goodwood
Other leading roles:
The Portrait of a Lady Synopsis
Headstrong American heiress, Isabel Archer (Kidman), travels to England. She tactfully rebuffs the advances of Caspar Goodwood (Mortensen), another American who has followed her there, and likewise rejects the proposal of a decent, sensible English suitor, Lord Warburton (Richard E. Grant), because she wants to find her own destiny and identity first. Instead, she is seduced by Gilbert Osmond (Malkovich), an effete collector of art (and women) whom one character describes as a "sterile dilettante." The film explores how Isabel's life, and the lives of those who love her, are affected by this fateful decision.
The Portrait of a Lady Soundtrack
The 1996 soundtrack DVD, featuring the music of Franz Schubert and original works from Wojciech Kilar, is no longer listed on Amazon. However you may be able to find a used copy somewhere. Soundtrack Collector has all the details for both U.S. and German versions.
The Portrait of a Lady Articles & Interviews
Age of Discovery - Movieline, November 1996
Viggo, Vidi, Vici - Premiere magazine, February 1997
Portrait of a Lady Resources
Films of Viggo Mortensen: Portrait of a Lady - Scroll past 28 Days for two reviews of Portrait of a Lady. The first calls it a "layered, subtle, exquisite period drama" and says that "Mortensen, no stranger to playing mysterious, seductive and dangerous men, is the surprise in this film, playing against type as the straightforward, loving gentleman who scares the hell out of Isabel by offering his heart and being willing to wait." The second review concludes, "The story subtly intrigues, and may be an acquired taste."
The Portrait of a Lady Movie Trailer - Official studio trailer gives a feeling of the characters and plot, but does not include any Viggo moments. (2.4 MB, 00'31)
Portrait of a Lady Photo Gallery
Thanks to Obsession and Sagralisse for sharing the screen shots (see links above).