12 certificateThe Duchess is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Duchess is a 4 star programme

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The Duchess (2008)

Directed by
Saul Dibb

Eighteenth century high society is buzzing with news of the marriage of young beauty Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley) to the older, yet infinitely eligible, Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes). At 17, Georgiana has a naïvely optimistic view of her future with the Duke, but the early years of her marriage couldn't be more different - or difficult. Despite winning the hearts of her nation, she soon discovers that the only man in Britain not infatuated with her is her own unfaithful husband.

Their relationship is further complicated when Georgiana fails to produce a male heir and the Duke takes her best friend, Lady Bess Foster (Hayley Atwell), as a mistress.

Winner of Best Costume Design in the 2009 Academy Awards, this stunning period drama from Bullet Boy director Saul Dibb, brings the tumultuous story of the charismatic Georgiana Spencer to life with full intensity.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK/Italy/France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley...Georgiana The Duchess of Devonshire
Image for Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes...Duke of Devonshire
Image for Charlotte RamplingCharlotte Rampling...Lady Spencer
Dominic Cooper...Charles Grey
Image for Hayley AtwellHayley Atwell...Bess Foster
Simon McBurney...Charles Fox
Image for Aidan McArdleAidan McArdle...Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Image for John ShrapnelJohn Shrapnel...General Grey
Alistair Petrie...Heaton
Patrick Godfrey...Dr. Neville
Michael Medwin...Speechmaker
Justin Edwards...Macaroni
Richard McCabe...Sir James Hare
Calvin Dean...Devonshire House Servant
Hannah Stokely...Devonshire House Maid