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Aaron Sweeney in Daphne


2007 NR

Geraldine Somerville stars in this BBC biopic as acclaimed novelist Daphne du Maurier, whose secret infatuations and affairs with the likes of heiress Ellen Doubleday (Elizabeth McGovern) and actress Gertrude Lawrence (Janet McTeer) are said to have informed much of her writing. Based largely on Margaret Forster's biography, Clare Beavan's film paints a stirring portrait of an artist's struggle for self-acceptance.