Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair

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Vanessa Stewart (Janine Turner) has the soul of an artist, but her business tycoon father insists that she follow in his footsteps. As a result, Vanessa convinces herself that she wants to be a globetrotting executive, and also that she truly loves the man to whom she is engaged. But while in Venice on a business trip at the behest of her father, Vanessa meets and falls in love with adventurous Irish TV war correspondent Bill Fitzgerald (Paudge Behan). Deciding to kick over the traces, Vanessa is prepared to turn her back on her family obligations and plight her troth with Bill. But Fate, as it often does, takes a hand in matters when Bill is reported killed during a dangerous combat assignment. Based on a novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford (as if the full title of this made-for-TV feature left any doubt), A Secret Affair first aired October 27, 1999 on CBS.


Janine Turner
as Vanessa Stewart
Fionnula Flanagan
as Drucilla Fitzgerald
Paudge Behan
as Bill Fitzgerald
Robert Mailhouse
as Stephen Rocken
Michael J. Reynolds
as Charles Stewart
Jana Sheldon
as Patricia Stewart
Sarah Bolger
as Helena Fitzgerald
Alan Stanford
as O'Connor
Melissa Gilbert
as Meredith Sanders
Jean Simmons
as Katherine Stratten
Jeremy Sheffield
as Lucas Kent
Lorraine Pilkington
as Young Katherine
Dorian Healy
as Jack Silver
Britta Smith
as Mrs. Mattingly
Brian McGrath
as Jacob Stratton
Oliver Maguire
as Constable Carter
Joan O'Hara
as Mabel Carter
Peter Caffrey
as Rev. Michael
Pauline Cadell
as Mrs. Soulter
Brian de Salvo
as Dr. Patterson
Niamh Field
as Young Field
Doreen Keogh
as Mrs. Banks
Pauline McLynn
as Constable Williams
Bethany Palmer
as Young Agnes
Mal Whyte
as Clerk
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