Based on the blockbuster novel. Jilly Cooper's The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous is a lavishly entertaining romantic comedy. Lysander Hawkley is almost 23, and heart-stoppingly handsome. He is tall, broad-shouldered, wildly affectionate and has a wall-to-wall smile which withers women. Athletic and good at almost everything, except making a living, Lysander is shepherded through life by his friend, Ferdie Fitzgerald. When Lysander's name is all over the newspapers for having been caught in bed with another man's wife, Ferdie gets the idea that Lysander might make a career of making husbands jealous. In the small village of Paradise, peoples' marriages are under stress. Paradise husbands seem to have misstresses like they have fax machines and mobile phones. The wives are losing confidence. What better than to make their husbands jealous by seeming to start an affair with an extremely attractive younger man? From rock stars to wealthy women, Lysander leaves a trail of feminite delight and husbandly rage.
Runtime: 150 minutes
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Donna King (born 1957) is an American dancer and musical theatre performer who appeared in Broadway musicals in the 1970s and 1980s and has lived and worked mostly in England since the 1980s. She is also an actress and has appeared in theatre as well as on film and television.
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Originally from Kansas City, King trained at the Miller Marley School of Dance in Overland Park, Kansas. She worked briefly on a revue in Las Vegas before starting at Studio 54, New York City, on its opening night in 1977. She appeared as one of the good-time girls in the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978), then in Roland Petit's 1981 revival of Can-Can, before originating the part of Bombalurina at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, which she played from 1982 to 1984. In September 1982, the New York Magazine ran a feature on King, who was pictured as Bombalurina in a window display at Bergdorf Goodman. She was also a lead dancer in the film Grease 2 (1982). In 1984, King married John Napier, a British theatre designer who had designed the set and costumes for Cats, and they had two children, James (now the musician Jimmy Napes) and Jessica. They were divorced in 1994. In 2014, Andrew Lloyd Webber said in an interview about the production team of Cats — “Trevor, John and I all married a ‘cat’ eventually – so it really was life-changing!” The three “cats” were Sharon Lee-Hill, Donna King, and Sarah Brightman, respectively. In 1991, Donna King appeared in the lead role of May in a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love at the Timber Street Studios, London. The Theatre Record reviewer reported that she gave a performance of great subtlety, but found King “too bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” for the part. King had a notable part in Jilly Cooper's The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (1997). In the opening scene, her tryst with the anti-hero, Lysander Hawkley, is interrupted by her husband, who chases Lysander out of the house naked with a crossbow. She now has a studio in Camden Town and teaches music, theatre, and film students.
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