Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Joanna Scanlan, Michelle Fairley, Perdita Weeks, Tom Burke
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in the true story of Charles Dickens' secret affair with a youthful actress.
In 1857, Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) is a married father of ten and the toast of literary society. But when he sets eyes upon 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), he is instantly smitten. The attraction between them is even apparent to Nelly's apprehensive mother, Frances (Kristin Scott Thomas). As Nelly becomes both Dickens' muse and his lover, the clandestine nature of their relationship takes a heavy toll. For her, the price of love is a life of 'invisibility'. This lavishly staged costume drama is adapted by 'The Iron Lady' writer Abi Morgan from Claire Tomalin's book of the same title. Co-starring Joanna Scanlan as Dickens' long-suffering wife Catherine, the film also reunites director and star Ralph Fiennes with his 'The English Patient' co-star Kristin Scott Thomas, while Felicity Jones shines in a heart-breaking performance as Nelly.