The Portrait (1993 film)

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The Portrait
Based onPainting Churches by Tina Howe
Screenplay byLynn Roth
Directed byArthur Penn
StarringGregory Peck
Lauren Bacall
Cecilia Peck
Music byCynthia Millar
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersRobert Greenwald
Gregory Peck
Carla Singer
ProducersPhilip K. Kleinbart
Scott U. Adam
Linda Berman
David Haugland
Richard Schmiechen
Production locationRaleigh, North Carolina
CinematographyRichard Quinlan
EditorJanet Bartels-Vandagriff
Running time90 minutes
Production companiesAtticus Corporation
Robert Greenwald Productions
Original networkTNT
Original releaseFebruary 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)

The Portrait is a 1993 American made-for-television drama film adapted from the play Painting Churches, directed by Arthur Penn, and starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. Cecilia Peck, who plays the daughter in the film, is the real-life daughter of actor Gregory Peck and his second wife Veronique Peck.[1] The film was broadcast on TNT on February 13, 1993.[2]


Artist Margaret Church returns to her parents home to create a portrait of them. Margaret is shocked to discover that her parents have decided to sell their home, and she has trouble accepting the loss of her childhood home. Margaret finishes her portrait, only to believe that her parents dislike it. Eventually she realizes that her parents do not dislike her portrait, and Margaret becomes closer to them once more.



  1. ^ "Born". Time magazine. 1958-05-12. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20. To Gregory Peck, 42, cinemactor, and Veronique Passani Peck, 26, onetime French reporter: a first daughter, second child (he has three sons by a previous marriage); in Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Cecilia. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz.
  2. ^ Tony Scott (February 10, 1993). "TNT Original The Portrait". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-09.

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