Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey (Dominic Cooper) to balance her unhappy marriage to the duke of Devonshire (Golden Globe–nominated Ralph Fiennes). Director Saul Dibb’s lavish adaptation of Amanda Foreman’s novel about the real-life 18th-century femme fatale received an Oscar for Best Costume Design.
I LOVED this movie! It was soooo good! You know how some movies you can’t even describe without giving away the story??? That’s The Duchess. Really a truly awesome movie. Based on a true story obviously, such a wonderful period movie!!! Of course I gave it 5 stars!!!