Interviews With The Duchess Stars

Posted on: 04 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

The Duchess stars discuss making the new film.

Keira Knightley, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell and director Saul Dibbs were all in London last week to participate in the UK press conference for their upcoming release The Duchess, which hits UK cinemas this Friday and premieres in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday.

You can click the play arrow button to watch footage from the press conference where the cast shed light on the gritty reality of filming sex scenes, talk about their intricate costumes and more:

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.

You can click the play arrow button to watch the cast, including Ralph Fiennes, talk more about making the movie:

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