Watch: Felicity Jones in Ralph Fiennes' 'The Invisible Woman' Trailer
"Every human creature is a profound secret to every other." Here be the story of the passionate love affair of the great Charles Dickens. At the age of 45, in the middle of a 20-year marriage, Dickens fell in love with a young 17-year-old actress named Nelly Ternan. The Invisible Woman, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens, tells this sultry love story featuring the beautiful Felicity Jones (with blonde hair!) as Nelly Ternan. The film premiered in Telluride & Toronto and received mostly positive reviews, a good sign there's something to this, although the footage doesn't look that appealing (to me). One review says that it builds "to a powerful final third documenting an ultimately tragic romance in deeply felt terms."
Here's the first official trailer for Ralph Fiennes' The Invisible Woman, originally from Yahoo:
Synopsis from TIFF: Actress Nelly Ternan was performing in London's Haymarket Theatre when she was first spotted by Charles Dickens, who subsequently cast her in a production of The Frozen Deep. The year was 1857. Dickens was forty-five and had been married some twenty years. Ternan was seventeen. The two began an affair, which was kept a secret from the general public for the duration of their lives. Theirs has since become one of the great love stories in literary history, as alluring for the speculation it inspires as for the details on record as fact. The Invisible Woman is directed by actor/filmmaker Ralph Fiennes (whose directing debut was Coriolanus), from a screenplay by Abi Morgan based on Claire Tomalin's book. After premiering in Telluride, New York & Toronto, the film arrives in theaters December 25th. Anyone?