DAPHNE

90 minute drama for BBC Two

Staring Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth McGovern and Janet McTeer

Written by Amy Jenkins.

Based on Daphne Du Maurier by Margaret Forster.

Directed by Clare Beavan

“From the first drizzle-soused English exterior to the last gasp of the big fat portentous strings, I was weak with lust for both BBC2’s Daphne and Geraldine Somerville’s performance…this was about as good and gorgeous as it gets” The Observer

“One of the most engrossing and inventive televisual literary profiles the BBC has made in years. Beavan has filmed the whole thing as a homage to classic Hollywood” Time Out 

“This is a brilliant portrayal of a woman of a certain class and time” The Sunday Times

“Classy, languid drama… An intriguing film about an enigmatic subjectRadio Times 

“This is a beautifully crafted drama: there are some breathtaking shots… and it is sensitively played” Daily Mail

“Period drama of the most sumptuous kind…flawless performances” Daily Telegraph


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