Set at the end of the eighteenth century, THE DUCHESS is the story of the beautiful and, glamorous Georgiana Spencer, the most fascinating woman of the age.

While her beauty and charisma made her name, her extravagant tastes and appetite for gambling and love made her infamous. Married young to the older, distant Duke of Devonshire, intimate of ministers and princes, Georgiana became a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator and darling of the common people. But at the core of her story is a desperate search for love.

From Georgiana’s passionate and doomed affair with Earl Grey to the complex ménage à trois with her husband and her best friend, Lady Bess Foster, The Duchess is a very contemporary tale of fame, notoriety and the search for love.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Saul Dibb

Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen

Produced by: Michael Kuhn, Gabrielle Tana

Main Cast: Keira Knightley (Georgiana), Ralph Fiennes (The Duke)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2009