The Duchess

The Duchess
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Saul Dibb
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Sebastian Applewhite
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Period drama retelling the true life story of early 19th century socialite Georgiana Cavendish (Knightley), who finds herself in a mismatched and temperamental marriage, complete with a meddling other woman. She falls for the future prime minister Charles Grey (Cooper) but only inequality and tragedy can come of such assignations. Familiar and tedious stuff,'The Duchess' is essentially a beautifully shot period TV drama.

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The Duchess

4 Sep 20083 stars

In his second film feature UK filmmaker Saul Bullet Boy Dibb retells the tragic true life story of 18th/early 19th Century aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Celebrated beauty and socialite Georgiana (Keira Knightley) is married off…

Profile: Saul Dibb

4 Sep 2008

Name: Saul Dibb, Born: London, England, 1968. Background: Dibb started his career working on documentaries. Lifters followed a group of shoplifters and 2003’s Easy Money detailed the life of a couple working in the porn industry. He also worked as a…

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