Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

W.E. Details


Pop icon Madonna returns to the director's seat for the first time since her 2008 feature debut, Madonna, for this ambitious romance detailing one lonely woman's obsession with the relationship between King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). To Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), no act of devotion in history is more romantic than King Edward VIII abdicating the throne to be with his one true love. But the deeper Wally dives into the background of this controversial love affair, the more apparent it becomes that their relationship was no bed of roses. Now, as each new discovery paints an increasingly dire picture for the once-happy couple, Wally begins to grow disillusioned about the prospect of true love. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 3, 2012


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jimmy Harry Best Original Song 2011 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arianne Phillips Best Costume Design 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Madonna Best Original Song 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Abel Korzeniowski Best Original Score 2011 Nominee


Abbie Cornish
as Wally Winthrop
Andrea Riseborough
as Wallis Simpson
James D'Arcy
as Edward
Oscar Isaac
as Evgeni
Richard Coyle
as William Winthrop
David Harbour
as Ernest
James Fox
as King George V
Judy Parfitt
as Queen Mary
Haluk Bilginer
as Al Fayed
Geoffrey Palmer
as Stanley Baldwin
Natalie Dormer
as Elizabeth
Laurence Fox
as Bertie
Douglas Reith
as Lord Brownlow
Katie McGrath
as Lady Thelma
Damien Thomas
as George
Charlotte Comer
as Lady Alexandra
Duane Henry
as Dwayne/Security Guard
Penny Downie
as Dr. Vargas
Alberto Vasquez
as Victor
Nicole Harvey
as Nicola
Annabelle Wallis
as Arabella Green
Suzanne Bertish
as Lady Cunard
Ben Willbond
as Equerry
Leigh Zimmerman
as East Side Woman
David Collins
as Male Guest
Stephen Jones
as Royal Milliner
Vincent Montuel
as Waiter


Kris Thykier
Alek Keshishian
Hagen Bogdanski
Abel Korzeniowski
Composer (Music Score)
Maggie Rodford
Musical Direction/Supervision
Martin Childs
Production Designer
Steven Lawrence
Art Director
Mark Raggett
Supervising Art Director
Molly Sole
Art Director
Colin Vaines
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Donna Gigliotti
Executive Producer
Scott Franklin
Executive Producer
Arianne Phillips
Costume Designer
Celia Bobak
Set Decorator
Phil Booth
First Assistant Director
Nigel Wooll
Line Producer
Chris Munro
Production Sound Mixer
Greg Powell
Stunts Coordinator
Nathan Rissman
Second Unit Director
Kim Armitage
Script Supervisor
Jane Soans
Location Manager
Jenny Shircore
Hair Designer
Jenny Shircore
Annie Crawford
Costumes Supervisor
Lucinda Syson
Casting Director
Elaine Grainger
Casting Director
Dominick Tavella
Re-Recording Mixer
Stefan Drury
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Anthony Wilcox
Second Assistant Director
Russ Senzatimore
First Assistant Editor