before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire,
Georgiana Spencer (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY), was the original It
Girl. Like her direct ancestor 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 (RALPH FIENNES). 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.
THE DUCHESS is the story of an extraordinary woman who rose
to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of
protocol, gossip and social rules and paid the price.
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