Despite the fact that she is 23 years older than him, they have two children together.
While the love triangle between Mellors, Constance and Sir Clifford is played out on screen, there is no nudity and just one mild swear word in the entire 90 minutes.
As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.
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"It's a bit of an inconvenience, because it's taking up screen time when you could be getting to know someone.