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The Duchess 2008 12

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Saul Dibb

Keira Knightley plays Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, who confounds the unspoken conventions of 18th-centory society by responding to her husband’s infidelities with affairs of her own. Saul Dibb’s adaptation of Amanda Foreman’s biography gleefully plays up the contemporary comparisons to the life of Princess Diana, from the devious manipulations of a callous aristocracy to Georgiana’s extravagant fashion sense and canny defiance.

Lavishly photographed and adorned with Michael O’Connor’s award-winning haute couture costumery, The Duchess is a sumptuous and engaging period drama with a mischievous eye to the present.

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Directed by

Saul Dibb


Hayley Atwell

Dominic Cooper

Charlotte Rampling

Ralph Fiennes

Keira Knightley


Historical drama Biopic


Based on the Book…


12 Contains sexual violence, moderate sex




United Kingdom



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