Keira Knightley is 'The Duchess'
Keira Knightley takes centre stage in this lavish portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire from Brit director Saul Dibb
In the film, Knightley plays eighteenth-century fashionista the Duchess of Devonshire (apparently an ancestor of Princess Diana) who is alternatively celebrated and reviled for her outspoken personal and political beliefs.
While few would see the role as a dramatic departure for Ms Knightley, it’s slightly odd to hear that the film is the sophomore directing effort from talented Brit Saul Dibb who gave us ace tit-for-tat gun London crime drama ‘Bullet Boy’ in 2005. You’d half expect the film to be an East End family saga revolving around a foul-mouthed but endearing landlady.
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