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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Keira Knightley
Ralph Fiennes
Dominic Cooper
Hayley Atwell
Directors
Saul Dibb
Screenwriters
Jeffrey Hatcher
Anders Thomas Jensen
Saul Dibb
Running Time
110 minutes

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Plot
18th century England. Soon after marrying the Duke of Devonshire (Fiennes), 19 year-old Georgiana (Knightley) finds herself the darling of London society. Behind the glamour, however, lies gloom and heartache as the Duchess struggles to bear an heir.


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


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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