A Hazard of Hearts (1987)
A Hazard of Hearts
Drama / Romance
Directed by John Hough
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter as Serena Staverley
Marcus Gilbert as Lord Justin Vulcan
Edward Fox as Lord Harry Wrotham
Diana Rigg as Lady Harriet Vulcan, Justin's mother
Christopher Plummer as Sir Giles Staverley, Serena's father
Stewart Granger as Old Lord Vulcan, Justin's father
Fiona Fullerton as Lady Isabel Gillingham
Neil Dickson as Nicholas
Anna Massey as Eudora, Serena's Maid
Eileen Atkins as Lady Harriet's Maid
Gareth Hunt as Joker, a highwayman
Robert Addie as Lord Peter Gillingham
James Gaddas as Lord John Burley
Christopher Villiers as Captain Jackson
Gainsborough Pictures released A Hazard of Hearts, a romantic film, in 1987. The film was directed by John Hough.
Without her knowledge, Sir Giles Staverley has gambled everything he has, including his daughter, and lost everything to Lord Harry Wrotham, and when he loses he kills himself rather than face his daughter and poverty.
Another gentleman, Lord Justin Vulcan, gambles with Wrotham for the property and the girl, and he wins. The problem is, now he doesn’t know what to do about it.
Justin installs Serene Staverley in his family home, Mandrake, where she is not particularly welcomed by Justin’s mother, Lady Harriet. Lady Harriet sets about trying to marry Serena off to anyone but her son.
As they get to know each other Justin and Serena develop a close friendship, and perhaps more…
Actors: Christopher Plummer, Diana Rigg