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The Duchess
6.7 Rating
(512 ratings)
6.9 IMDB rating

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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Georgiana
Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

The Duke
Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

Lady Spencer
Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper

Charles Grey
Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell

Bess Foster
Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney

Charles Fox
Aidan McArdle

Aidan McArdle

Richard Sheridan
John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel

General Grey


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Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher

(screenplay) and
Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen

(screenplay) and


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You can't ask me to battle nature in my own heart.

5 years, 11 months ago at Sep 7 22:04
7 votes
''You can't ask me to battle nature in my own heart.''

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Keira Knightley: Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire

Ralph Fiennes: Duke of Devonshire

The Duchess(2008) is based on Amanda Foreman'... read more

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4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 28 15:32
1 vote
I love you in the way I understand love.

I'm a huge fan of epic and periodic movies, but this one really amazed me. Let me make it clear that I am no fan of Kiera Knightley, but in this movie, I couldn't help but admire her acting prowess. She's up against Ralph Fiennes, of all people, one of Britain's most talented thespians, and she is able to keep up and complement his portrayal of... read more

More for the eye than for the mind

5 years, 11 months ago at Sep 11 22:43
1 vote
Knightley's performance lacked in depth as, frankly, the whole film did.
It did not have something to say at all. In this, it was reminiscent of
Kirsten Dunst's 'Marie Antoinette'. Both women, however, do their reputation as 'empresses of Fashion' full justice. The costumes were actually the most interesting thing about the film. Waiting for Knightley's next appearance to see what s... read more
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Description: After PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and ATONEMENT, Keira Knightley continues her reign as the queen of the period film with this 18th-century costume drama. The corset-clad actress stars as Georgiana Spenser, the Duchess of Devonshire. With her marriage to the duke (Ralph Fiennes), Georgiana achieves an impressive level of fame as Britons follo ... (more)
Release date: 10 September 2008
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