18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, was a woman ahead of her time. Her liberal demeanor was not without provoking controversy.
An upcoming movie titled the Duchess proposes to discover further the life of this exceptional woman, who by the way is a direct ancestor of Lady Diana.
The movie is directed by Saul Dibb and is starring Keira Knightley as Georgiana and Ralph Fiennes as her husband. It is scheduled for release in September 2008.
Here below the first official teaser trailer of The Duchess:
"A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life." (IMDb)
As glamorous and adored by the public as her descendant, the Duchess was also the target of vilification campaigns trying to smear her reputation. But this strong woman was one of the first feminist and marked her time!
The movie is based on a biography written Amanda Foreman. The Duchess is an appealing history drama movie.