Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, this movie tells the story of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. At nineteen, she married the prominent art historian and critic John Ruskin, but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage. Lonely and frustrated, Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, and finds a friend and champion in Lady Elizabeth Eastlake. After five years trapped in a loveless marriage, Effie will defy the rules of Victorian society.
Director: Richard Laxton
Running time: 1h 44min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Release date: 10 October 2014 (UK)
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Polly Dartford, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Tom Herriott, Sam Churchill, Martin Keatman, Chris Haggart, Alex Dabestani, George Laing, Patrick Doyle, Peter Farr, Nicola Draffan, Tutu Jereissati