Having recently been to the cinema to see the new Indiana Jones movie, one of the trailer previews was for a film called The Duchess, opening in September 2008. It’s based on the book by Amanda Foreman about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and stars Keira Knightley as the duchess.
Georgiana was famous for her menage a trois marital arrangements, for her beauty, her political campaigning and also for her love of gambling. I can’t wait to see the film – I was location spotting just watching the trailer! Kedleston Hall, a favourite National Trust property of mine, features in the production.
You can view the trailer for The Duchess here
I’m interested to see how the film deals with Georgiana’s unhappy marriage and her romance with Charles, 2nd Earl Grey.