The Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day
is a film and novel which tells the story of a butler who is torn by the arrival of a housekeeper who professes her love for him, and by his pro-Nazi
employer. The novel was written by British-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro
. The film stars Anthony Hopkins
, Emma Thompson
, James Fox
, Christopher Reeve
, Hugh Grant
, Tim Piggott-Smith and Ben Chaplin. It was adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and was directed by James Ivory.
The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Thompson), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
A BBC Radio 4 adaptation in two hour-long episodes starring Ian McDiarmid was broadcast on August 8 and August 15, 2003.