The fifth Duke and Duchess of Devonshire are portrayed in the 2008 film The Duchess directed by Saul Dibb. The film is based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the scandalous 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (portrayed by Keira Knightley ) and her relationship with the Duke ( Ralph Fiennes ) and his next wife, Lady Elizabeth Foster .
Devonshire House in Piccadilly, was the London townhouse of the Dukes of Devonshire during the 18th and 19th centuries. Following a fire in 1733 it was rebuilt by William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire , in the Palladian style, to designs by William Kent .
Though adored by the people, the Duchess of Devonshire (Keira Knightley) is not content to sit as a pretty figurehead. Determined to be a major player in affairs of state, she rises to the ...
08/04/2022 · Starring Keira Knightley opposite Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess is a moving portrait of an unhappy marriage, complete with infidelity, extravagant partying and enormous wigs. Based on Amanda Foreman’s biography of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, The Duchess follows the spirited Georgiana’s marriage to William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire.
Elizabeth and her relations arrive at Pemberley a day before Darcy arrives, and Georgiana managed to persuade them to stay overnight. Remembering the marble likeness of the man she has grown to admire, Elizabeth sneaks out to vent to it in the middle of the night to tell his likeness all she wished to tell the real Fitzwilliam Darcy.
03/04/2022 · William Cavendish, 5 th Duke of Devonshire married Georgiana Spencer, a famous socialite who gathered a large circle of literary and political friends. A movie of her life was made in 2008 with Keira Knightley playing The Duchess (some scenes were filmed at Chatsworth). Georgiana was the great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.
09/04/2020 · Keira Knightley stars as the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish, who was England's answer to Marie Antoinette during the 18th century. The movie is worth watching if only for the Duchess ...