over 3 years
Depressing, awful, miserable, pointless. Do not watch if already having a bad day.
almost 4 years
Pass the duchess on the left-hand side
over 4 years
A gorgeous movie that lacked emotional depth
over 5 years
Loved this - beautifully done and very absorbing.
Well acted, looks beautiful, but is so dull
almost 7 years
Very beautifully done movie. I recommend it.
The Duchess is a 2008 British drama film based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. It was released in September 2008 in the UK. Originally to be directed by Susanne Bier, The Duchess was directed by Saul Dibb.
Set in the late eighteenth century, The Duchess is based on the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. While her beauty and fashion made her famous, extravagance and gambling made her infamous. She is married to the cold and much older William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire. Despite the Duke's blatant infidelities, Georgiana becomes a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator, and darling of the common people. Reeling from her husband's affair with her best friend, Lady Bess Foster, Georgiana takes on her own lover, the future prime minister Earl Grey, with whom she gives birth to a child in secret, Eliza Courtney.
The Duchess is financed by BBC Films and Pathé. The...