Written by and starring Emma Thompson, this historical drama depicts the real life marriage between teenager Effie Gray and distinguished writer John Ruskin. Shortly after they elope, Effie learns that John sees her more as a muse than a wife, creating distance between them. She soon finds love and comfort in the arms of painter John Everett Millais. It’s not long before she wishes to free herself from John, setting off a chain of events to become the first woman to seek a divorce from her husband.
Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, including Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, as well as Emma Thompson, Effie Gray puts you right in the centre of one of the biggest scandals to shock the Victorian era.
“an entertaining take on the doomed Victorian marriage of John Ruskin to Effie Gray” The Guardian
“beautifully shot” The Independent