The Duchess


1h 45m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, was the original "It Girl." Like her direct descendent Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could

Film Details

Also Known As
Duchess, Georgiana, Georgiana: Dutchess of Devonshire
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, was the original "It Girl." Like her direct descendent Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher in sweeping changes to England as a leader of the forward-thinking Whig Party. But even as her power and popularity grew, she was haunted by the fact that the only man in England she seemingly could not seduce was her very own husband, the Duke. And when she tried to find her own way to be true to her heart and loyal to her duty, the resulting controversies and convoluted liaisons would leave all of London talking.

Crew

Jo Adams

Hairdresser

Zishaan Ajmal

Software Engineer

Marcus Alexander

Visual Effects Producer

Jonathan Allen

Music

Rebecca Alleway

Set Decorator

Jan Archibald

Hair

Alexandra Arlango

Coproducer

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Pip Ayers

Production

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Philip Ball

Stand-In

Viv Ball

Painter

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Simon Barker

Transportation Captain

Bruce Barnes

Construction

Bradley Bayliss

Software Engineer

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Pavel Belousek

Music

Lucy Bevan

Casting

Kathryn Blight

Wardrobe

Andy Blore

Carpenter

Janice Body

Digital Effects Artist

Jane Bogunovic

Seamstress Supervisor

Corinne Bossu

Makeup Artist

Alex Boswell

Props

Paul Botham

Boom Operator

Linda Bowen

Post-Production Accountant

Roy Branch

Rigging Electrician

Tom Brewster

Assistant Director

Grant Bridgeman

Boom Operator

Matthew Broderick

Props

Anthony Brookman

Costume Supervisor

Dan Brown

Transportation Captain

Danny Brown

Transportation Captain

Tim Browning

Art Department

Sophie Bugeaud

Costumes

Gill Bunker

Hairdresser

Oliver Bunker

Sound

Anita Burger

Hairdresser

Simon Burgess

Driver

Dan Byrne

Carpenter

Gillian Campbell

Painter

Michael Carlin

Production Designer

Tommy Carlin

Rigging Electrician

Ann Cartwright

Seamstress Supervisor

Marc Cass

Stunt Performer

Paul Cathie

Assistant Director

Christina Chandler

Props

James Clarke

Finance Manager

John Clarke

Electrician

Stuart Clarke

Stunt Performer

Nick Clayton

Carpenter

Andy Cole

Best Boy

Jessica Cole

Assistant

John Colley

Gaffer

James Collins

Assistant Art Director

Anne Collis

Music Contractor

David Cooper

Carpenter

Jayne Copperwaite

Coordinator

Rosy Coppola

Seamstress Supervisor

Chris Cozens

Music

Dan Crandon

Construction Manager

Edward Cross

Visual Effects Editor

Saffron Cullane

Seamstress Supervisor

Andrew Dalmahoy

Location Scout

James Davis

Special Effects Technician

Rebecca Davis

Assistant Location Manager

Sally Davis

Costumes

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Saul Dibb

Screenplay

Chris Dibble

Music Engineer

Jonathan Dixon

Visual Effects Producer

Sam Donovan

Script Supervisor

Lucy Donowho

Costumes

Paul Doogan

Film Lab

Miles Drake

Visual Effects

Andrew Dudman

Music

Simon Duke

Visual Effects

Elliot Dupuy

Camera Trainee

Jim Dyson

Painter

Nicky Earnshaw

Production Coordinator

Andy Edridge

Grip

Alex Ellerington

Sound Editor

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Lucy Eyre

Assistant Set Decorator

James Fitzpatrick

Original Music

Amanda Foreman

Source Material

Amanda Foreman

Executive Producer

Ian Foweraker

Costumes

Colin Fox

Art Department

Simon Fraser

Sound Mixer

Adam Gascoyne

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lee George

Carpenter

Fiona Gilbert

Caterer

Michael Gilbert

Caterer

Clarice Gill

Hair Assistant

Ben Gladstone

Location Manager

Hugh Goodbody

Special Effects Technician

Tania Gordon

Office Runner

Muffin Green

Property Master

Mary Greenwell

Other

Dr. Hannah Greig

Advisor

John David Gunkle

Unit Manager

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Camera Operator

Howard Halsall

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Paul Hamblin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Adam Hammond

Digital Effects Artist

George Frederick Handel

Song

Peter Hanson

Visual Effects

Gordon Harmer

Wardrobe Supervisor

Hattie Harper

Assistant

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Jeffrey Hatcher

Screenplay

Dean Hawley

Painter

Joseph Haydn

Song

Rawdon Hayne

Assistant Camera Operator

Oliver Hazell

Office Runner

Kathy Heaser

Graphics Coordinator

Lisa Heathcote

Props

Lewis Heaver

Carpenter

Maureen Hetherington

Hairdresser

Dermot Hickey

Assistant Camera Operator

Alan Higman

Driver

Masahiro Hirakubo

Editor

Catherine Hodgson

Supervising Sound Editor

Carin Hoff

Costumes

Mark Holt

Special Effects Supervisor

Jan Holzner

Music Engineer

Lee Hosken

Carpenter

Toby Hosking

Assistant Director

Stephanie Hovette

Hairdresser

Vandra Howard

Wardrobe

Jason Htay

Carpenter

Wyn Humphreys

Wardrobe

Sarah Hunt

Accounting Assistant

John Hurley

Loader

Mick Hurrell

Advisor

Elodie Ichter

Visual Effects Editor

Susan Ignatius

Hairdresser

Adam Inglis

Colorist

Amy Irvine

Stand-In

Ben Irving

Assistant

Marco Itta

Sound

Francois Ivernel

Executive Producer

Franca Jade

Driver

Tidd James

Stunt Performer

Kristine-joeann Jasper

Visual Effects

Francesca Jaynes

Choreographer

Anders Thomas Jensen

Screenplay

Andrew Joslin

Costumes

Nick Kenealy

Videotape Operator

Ben Kerr

Electrician

Ruth Key

Casting Assistant

Andrea King

Foley Artist

Jenny King

Assistant Editor

Poss Kondeatis

Production Assistant

Jo Korer

Costume Supervisor

Anna Kot

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Kuhn

Producer

Barbara Kuznar

Seamstress Supervisor

Christine Langan

Executive Producer

Nick Laws

Production Manager

Jamie Lengyel

Location Manager

Andy Levitt

Driver

Steve Lewis

Driver

Carly Lewisohn

Office Runner

Kim Li

Assistant

Andrew Lim

Colorist

Andy Lindley

Driver

Abbie Lister

Music Coordinator

Pietro Locatelli

Song

Sandrine Loisy

Assistant Director

Steve Lynn

Visual Effects

Alex Macdonald

Painter

Iain B. Macdonald

Unit Director

James Macfarlane

Production

Adrian Mackay

Electrician

Iain Mackay

Loader

Charlotte Macpherson

Assistant

Athene Macrae

Art Department

Vince Madden

Rigging Gaffer

Ashwin Makan

Costumes

Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Executive Producer

Ann Maskrey

Costume Department

Petr Matejak

Music

Rob May

Carpenter

Chris Mcaleese

Loader

Mark Mccabe

Art Department

Fay Mcconkey

Visual Effects Producer

Cameron Mccracken

Executive Producer

Adam Mccreight

Propman

Jill Mccullough

Dialect Coach

Yann Mccullough

Music Editor

Dermot Mcdermott

Unit Manager

Mark Michaels

Digital Effects Artist

Tracey Millar

Costumes

Ciaran Moran

Accounting Assistant

Jo Morris

Production Assistant

Peter Mountain

Photography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Duchess, Georgiana, Georgiana: Dutchess of Devonshire
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Award Wins

Best Costume Design

2009
Michael O'Connor

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Period Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the 2008 Orange Award for Best Costume Design by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Costume Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2008

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2008

Shown at Rome Film Festival October 22-31, 2008.

Amanda Foreman reportedly received mid six figures for the rights to her book.

Based on the book "Georgiana: Dutchess of Devonshire" written by Amanda Foreman and published by Modern Library January 16, 2001.

Susanne Bier previously attached to direct.

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Paramount Vantage acquired North American, Latin American and Australian distribution rights for a reported sum of $7 million.

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2008

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Rome Film Festival October 22-31, 2008.)

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2008