The Duchess

The Duchess (2008)

Based on the incredible true story.

  • Genre: Drama, History, Romance
  • Release Date: 2008-09-05
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 1649 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Film
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Saul Dibb
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

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  • Keira Knightley

    as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
  • Ralph Fiennes

    as Duke of Devonshire
  • Charlotte Rampling

    as Lady Spencer
  • Dominic Cooper

    as Charles Grey
  • Hayley Atwell

    as Bess Foster
  • Simon McBurney

    as Charles Fox
  • Aidan McArdle

    as Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • John Shrapnel

    as General Grey
  • Alistair Petrie

    as Heaton
  • Patrick Godfrey

    as Dr. Neville
  • Michael Medwin

    as Speechmaker
  • Justin Edwards

    as Macaroni
  • Richard McCabe

    as Sir James Hare
  • Calvin A. Dean

    as Devonshire House Servant (as Calvin Dean)
  • Hannah Stokely

    as Devonshire House Maid
  • Andrew Armour

    as Burleigh
  • Emily Jewell

    as Nanny
  • Bruce Mackinnon

    as Sir Peter Teazle
  • Georgia King

    as Lady Teazle
  • Luke Norris

    as Footman
  • Eva Hrela

    as Charlotte (Age 3)
  • Poppy Wigglesworth

    as Charlotte (Age 9)
  • Emily Cohen

    as Harryo
  • Mercy Fiennes Tiffin

    as Little G
  • Sebastian Applewhite

    as Augustus
  • Angus McEwan

    as Lord Robert
  • Kate Burdette

    as Lady Harriet
  • Laura Stevely

    as Lady Elizabeth
  • Benjamin Noble

    as Lord Ambrose (as Ben Garlick)
  • Max Bennett

    as Lord Walter
  • Camilla Arfwedson

    as Lady Charlotte
  • Fiona Sheehan

    as Young Girl in Theatre
  • Sarah Wyatt

    as Servant Girl
  • Thomas Arnold

    as Dealer
  • Gilbert Wynne

    as Althorpe Servant
  • Richard Curzon

    as Heaton's Clerk
  • Sophia Johnston

    as Guest at Lady Melbourne's Ball
  • Katerina Tana

    as Guest at Lady Melbourne's Ball
  • Clive Pearse

    as Narrator (voice)
Directing Saul Dibb Director
Writing Jeffrey Hatcher Screenplay
Writing Anders Thomas Jensen Screenplay
Production Michael Kuhn Producer
Production Gabrielle Tana Producer
Sound Rachel Portman Original Music Composer
Camera Gyula Pados Director of Photography
Editing Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Production Carolyn Marks Blackwood Executive Producer
Production David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Writing Saul Dibb Screenplay
Writing Amanda Foreman Novel
Art Michael Carlin Production Design
Art Karen Wakefield Art Direction
Art Rebecca Alleway Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Michael O'Connor Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Fran Needham Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Corinne Bossu Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Louise Fisher Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Tapio Salmi Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rachael Speke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Stephanie Hovette Wigmaker
Art James Collins Assistant Art Director
Crew Muffin Green Property Master
Sound Andrea King Foley
Sound Catherine Hodgson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Roberto Cappannelli Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Hamblin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Simon Allmark Visual Effects Editor
Crew Ed Cross Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Fay McConkey Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Becky Roberts Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Adam Gascoyne Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Charlie Noble Visual Effects Supervisor
Lighting John Colley Gaffer
Lighting Vince Madden Rigging Gaffer
Camera Gerry Vasbenter Camera Operator
Camera Rodrigo Gutierrez Additional Camera
Camera Peter Mountain Still Photographer
Editing Marcus Alexander Digital Intermediate
Editing Jonathan Dixon Digital Intermediate
Editing Élodie Ichter Digital Intermediate
Editing Josh Sutcliffe Digital Intermediate
Editing Neil Williams First Assistant Editor
Sound Yann McCullough Music Editor
Crew Jill McCullough Dialect Coach
Crew Francesca Jaynes Choreographer
Production Ben Gladstone Location Manager
Crew Emma Davie Unit Publicist
Directing Sam Donovan Script Supervisor
Sound Andie Derrick Foley
Production Mark Woolley Associate Producer
Production Alexandra Arlango Co-Producer
Production Amanda Foreman Executive Producer
Production François Ivernel Executive Producer
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Production Cameron McCracken Executive Producer
Production Malcolm Ritchie Associate Producer
Production Andrew Semans Associate Producer
Production Jill Tandy Associate Producer
Production Andrew Warren Line Producer
Production Colleen Woodcock Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Phillips Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Jan Archibald Hair Designer
Sound Jeff Richardson Dialogue Editor
Sound Howard Halsall Dialogue Editor