Greta Scacchi (Marguerite Gautier)Colin Firth (Armand Duval)John Gielgud (Duke de Charles)Billie Whitelaw (Prudence Duvorney)Patrick Ryecart (Gaston Daudet)Denholm Elliott (Count de Noilly)Ben Kingsley (Duval)Lila Kaye (Nanine)Rachel Kempson (Hortense)Ronald Pickup (Jean)Julie Dawn Cole (Julie)Natalie Ogle (Blanche)Nicholas Hawtrey (Servant)Richard Beale (Farmer)Cazz Scattergood (Mimi)Joanne James (Cleo)Bertie Cortez (Concierge)Garrick Maul (Hotel Clerk)
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.