Blithe Spirit. Image shows from L to R: Elvira Condomine (Leslie Mann), Madame Cecily Arcati (Judi Dench), Charles Condomine (Dan Stevens), Ruth Condomine (Isla Fisher). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Blithe Spirit (2021)

2021 British comedy film adaptation of Noël Coward's play. Stars Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Emilia Fox and others.

Blithe Spirit. Image shows from L to R: Ruth Condomine (Isla Fisher), Madame Cecily Arcati (Judi Dench), Charles Condomine (Dan Stevens).

Blithe Spirit

Film adaptation of the hit comic play by Noël Coward about a writer struggling for inspiration

Genre
Film
Released
2021
Starring
Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Emilia Fox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Adil Ray, Michele Dotrice and others
Writers
Noël Coward, Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth
Director
Edward Hall
Producers
James Spring, Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft, Peter Snell, Toni Pinnolis, Adrian Politowski, Martin Metz, Hilary Bevan Jones and Jane Hooks

Best-selling crime novelist Charles is struggling with catastrophic writer's block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect second wife Ruth is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood.

Charles's desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium recently exposed as a fraud, to perform a séance in their home. They all get more than they bargained for when Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife: the fiery and jealous Elvira who embarks on a mission to kill Charles so she can spend eternity with him - which leads to an increasingly comical and deadly love triangle.

Production Details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
96 minutes
Release date
2021
Produced
2019
Distributor

STUDIOCANAL

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Website links

Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • View location details

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?