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The Duchess (5-Sep-2008)

Director: Saul Dibb

Writers: Saul Dibb; Jeffrey Hatcher; Anders Thomas Jensen

Based on a book: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Biopic dramatizes the tragic life of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

The decadent and tumultuous Georgian era of British history sets the stage for this biographical period piece, following beautiful young socialite Georgiana Spencer as she becomes the Duchess of Devonshire by way of her marriage to the Duke. Georgiana's extravagant and popular public image sits at odds with her conflicted personal life, as she is forced to cope with a loveless marriage and promising romance with young politician Charles Grey tempered by the Duke's threats to take their children away from her. Won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design; nominated for Best Set Decoration.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hayley Atwell
5-Apr-1982   The Duchess
Dominic Cooper
2-Jun-1978   The Duchess
Ralph Fiennes
22-Dec-1962   The English Patient
Keira Knightley
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Charlotte Rampling
5-Feb-1945   The Verdict


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