The Duchess

A classy, well-crafted biopic of a period society girl

Credits

Director

Saul Dibb

Based on

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman

Producers

Michael Kuhn, Gabrielle Tana

Production Companies

Paramount Vantage, Pathé, BBC Films, Pathé Renn Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Qwerty Films, Magnolia Mae Films

Studios

Paramount Vantage

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Charlie Noble

Dneg VFX Producer

Fay McConkey

Release Date

10th October 2008

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

An uncommonly well-crafted historical feminist tearjerker--both anti-patriarchal and a monument to motherhood.NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Synopsis

Though adored by the people, the Duchess of Devonshire is not content to sit as a pretty figurehead. Determined to be a major player in affairs of state, she rises to the forefront of the Whig Party and helps usher in reform in late-1700s England. The one thing it seems she cannot do is win the heart of her husband.

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London

Vancouver

Mumbai

Los Angeles

Chennai

Montréal

Hyderabad

Chandigarh

Goa