Love & Friendship

Character: Lady Susan Vernon
Directed by: Whit Stillman
Written by: Whit Stillman
Produced by: Whit Stillman, Katie Holly, Lauranne Bourrachot
Other cast: Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Justin Edwards, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry, Chloë Sevigny
Release date: May 13, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 1h 30min

Lady Susan Vernon arrives at her brother-in-law's residence Churchill with a matchmaking plan for her daughter, leaving a trail of confusion behind her at her last residence, Manwaring. While young Reginald de Courcey is charmed by her, some of her family are deeply suspicious of her motives. But few people are equal to the schemes of Lady Susan.


→ Opportunistic, devious, shrewd, calculating, cunning, unprincipled
→ A lady never reveals her tactics.
→ Based on Jane Austen’s comic gem

Character’s Quotes

• Americans really have shown themselves to be a nation of ingrates, only by having children can we begin to understand such dynamic.
• Facts are horrid things.
• I had a feeling that the great word ‘respectable’ would some day divide us.
• Ah, mortality. Our mortality and that of others, but most particularly our own, is the hardest and most intractable hand life can deal us.