Comedy about the life and career of Nell Gwynn, comic actress and famed mistress of King Charles II
- Jessica Swale
- Toby Haynes
- Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Michelle Wright
Based on Jessica Swale's hit play of the same name.
Set in late 17th century England, when women were first allowed to act on stage, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?
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