- Release Date: April 29, 1999
- Cast: Madhur Jaffrey, Greta Scacchi, James Wilby
- Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Madhur Jaffrey plays Cotton Mary, an Indian nurse working for Lily Macintosh (Greta Scacchi) who's married to a BBC correspondent living in India. Mary believes she's the daughter of a British regiment officer although she can't prove that is. Having absorbed a great deal of Western culture, Mary feels more British than Indian and attempts to ingratiate herself into the British household. A period drama of class consciousness, Cotton Mary comes from director Ismail Merchant of Merchant Ivory Productions.