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The Duchess Details


Director Saul Dibb takes the helm for this period drama adapted from Amanda Foreman's best-selling novel Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, documenting the romantic entanglements of Georgiana Cavendish (Keira Knightley), a beautiful and clever woman who becomes a celebrity of British high society when she marries the Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes) and becomes consort to one of the most powerful men in England. Beloved for her trend-setting fashion designs as well as her political activism, Georgiana's fire and wit make her a beloved figure everywhere but her own home, where her cold and distant husband's control over her is stifling, soon sending her into the arms of a another man -- an act that soon forces her to learn about the brutal difference in the rights afforded to 18th century men and women. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 19, 2008


Awarded by
London Film Critics Association Hayley Atwell Best Supporting British Actress 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jan Archibald Best Makeup and Hair 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rebecca Alleway Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Ralph Fiennes Best British Actor 2008 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ralph Fiennes Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2008 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2008 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Michael O'Connor Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Carlin Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee


Keira Knightley
as Georgiana Spencer
Ralph Fiennes
as Duke of Devonshire
Charlotte Rampling
as Lady Spencer
Dominic Cooper
as Earl Grey
Hayley Atwell
as Lady Bess Foster
Simon McBurney
as Charles Fox
Aidan McArdle
as Richard Sheridan
John Shrapnel
as Gen. Grey
Alistair Petrie
as Heaton


Saul Dibb
Michael Kuhn
Gabrielle Tana
Saul Dibb
Anders Thomas Jensen
Amanda Foreman
Book Author
Jeffrey Hatcher
Gyula Pados
Rachel Portman
Composer (Music Score)
Masahiro Hirakubo
Michael Carlin
Production Designer
Karen Wakefield
Art Director
Colleen Woodcock
Alexandra Arlango
Christine Langan
Executive Producer
François Ivernel
Executive Producer
Cameron Mccracken
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Amanda Foreman
Executive Producer
Carolyn Marks-Blackwood
Executive Producer
Michael O'Connor
Costume Designer
Rebecca Alleway
Set Decorator
Simon Fraser
Sound/Sound Designer
Lucy Bevan
Mark Holt
Special Effects Supervisor
Paul Hamblin
Re-Recording Mixer
Jan Archibald
Hair Styles
Lee Sheward
Stunts Coordinator
Catherine Hodgson
Supervising Sound Editor
Andrew Warren
Line Producer
Charlie Noble
Visual Effects Supervisor