United Kingdom


The story of Nelly Ternan, an 18-year-old stage actress who became the secret mistress to the much older Charles Dickens, is brought to the screen with great insight and sensitivity by director Ralph Fiennes, who also stars as the charismatic, estimable author. As Ternan, Felicity Jones (LIKE CRAZY) gives a compelling and complex performance, and the impressive cast around her includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Tom Burke and Joanna Scanlan. The screenplay is by Abi Morgan (SHAME, THE IRON LADY, TV's THE HOUR), adapted from biographer Claire Tomalin's 1990 book. Official Selection, 2013 Telluride, Toronto, New York Film Festivals.

DIR Ralph Fiennes; SCR Abi Morgan, from the book by Claire Tomalin; PROD Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana. UK, 2013, color, 111 min. In English. NOT RATED S

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Sun, Dec 15, 3:15

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