Daphne

Daphne

Director: Clare Beavan

Cast: Clare Beavan, Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer

     
 

In letters released after her death, beloved British novelist Dame Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Frenchman's Creek) revealed that throughout her life as a loving wife and mother, she felt like "a boy in a box." Her very personal letters come alive in this BBC biopic about the author's secret love life, starring Geraldine Somerville. Discover how duSee more details below

Overview

In letters released after her death, beloved British novelist Dame Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Frenchman's Creek) revealed that throughout her life as a loving wife and mother, she felt like "a boy in a box." Her very personal letters come alive in this BBC biopic about the author's secret love life, starring Geraldine Somerville. Discover how du Maurier's bisexuality informed her writing, and how her play about forbidden desire -- Stella -- led to a love affair with actress Gertrude Lawrence. Directed by Clare Beavan and written by Amy Jenkins (creator of This Life) and, for the first time ever, with the cooperation of the du Maurier estate, this period drama reveals the untold story of this fascinating writer's life. Includes the 40-minute extra, Vanishing Cornwall, based on du Maurier's book and directed by her son. Daphne originally aired on BBC2 in May of 2007.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2008
UPC:
0883929014255
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Daphne du Maurier's Vanishing Cornwall - Daphne du Maurier's vivid and highly individual film directed by her son, illustrates the various attractions of Cornawll. It Gives a vision of Cornwall as it was before commercialism,

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Daphne
1. Sir Browning Returns [8:30]
2. To America [5:56]
3. Ellen Doubleday [7:14]
4. To Court [8:20]
5. The Party [6:27]
6. Home Again [7:24]
7. Gertrude Lawrence [7:08]
8. "September Time" [7:45]
9. Florence [9:23]
10. Florida [7:04]
11. Noel's Party [6:42]
12. "My Cousin Rachel" [6:02]

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