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The Woman He Loved is a 1988 British HTV made-for-television romantic drama film for ITV about the abdication of Edward VIII. Directed by Charles Jarrott, it stars Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Olivia de Havilland. Jane Seymour was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film at the 46th Golden Globe Awards and Olivia de Havilland was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.[1][2] Costume designer Robin Fraser-Paye was also nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special. It was partly shot at Shirenewton Hall in Monmouthshire.

The Woman He Loved
Screenshot from the film
Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews
Genre Romantic drama
Written by William Luce
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Composer(s) Allyn Ferguson
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Larry A. Thompson
Producer(s) William Hill
Cinematography Brian Morgan
Editor(s) Terry Maisey
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Larry A. Thompson Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network ITV (TV network)
Original release 3 April 1988 (1988-04-03)



  1. ^ Bubbeo, Daniel (2002). The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 Leading Ladies : with Filmographies for Each. McFarland. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7864-1137-5. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ Orange Coast Magazine. Emmis Communications. January 1990. p. 69. ISSN 0279-0483. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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