Academy Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winner Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune," "Elizabeth") stars as Dr. Stephen Fleming, a respected member of Parliament who falls passionately in love with Anna (Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche "The English Patient," "Chocolat"), the fiancee of his son, Martyn (Rupert Graves "Maurice," "V for Vendetta"). Stephen and Anna pursue their illicit affair with obsessive abandon despite the danger of discovery and the resulting harm it would do to his complacent life, to Martyn, and to his wife, Ingrid (Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Miranda Richardson "The Crying Game," "Tom and Viv"). Completely obsessed, Stephen wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with Anna. But she has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to his son as a cover. However, they are eventually discovered and are forced to deal with the emotional Damage.