After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.


A career best performance from Glen Close helps turn what could have been a run of the mill drama into something rather special.

Close, who is mesmerising as Joan Castleman, is ably supported by Johnathan Pryce as her husband Joe.

The Wife is a treat from start to finish and not to be missed.

The Wife (15)

1h 40m

Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater

UK Release: Friday 28th September 2018

The Wife - "Secret Desires" Clip

The Wife - "Nobel Prize" Clip