Margot (BBC-4 2009, Anne-Marie Duff, Lindsay Duncan)

Margot BBC-4 Anne-Marie Duff

The incredible story of legendary ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn is brought to vivid life in this drama.

With a brilliant central performance from Ann-Marie Duff and beginning when Margot is forty and is Britain’s first international ballet star, the drama is compelling look at the life of this woman as she nears the end of her performing career, despite having caused a sensation with her partnership with Rudolph Nureyev, and is clearly uncertain which way her life is now going to go. Margot is also pulled apart by the increasingly flagrant affairs of her husband – Panamanian diplomat Roberto de Arias (played by Con O’Neill) and seriously begins to consider retirement.

Anne-Marie Duff as Margot Fonteyn
Penelope Wilton as B.Q
Con O’Neill as Tito
Lindsay Duncan as Madam
Derek Jacobi as Fred Ashton
Matthew Hart as Michael Somes
Michelle Bonnard as Sally
Margot Leicester as Cathy
Michiel Huisman as Rudolph Nureyev
Anton Lukovkin as Eric
Tatiana Lavrentieva as Elderly Russian Lady
Ben Stott as Good-Looking Boy
Robert Perkins as Mr. McDonald
Dimitri Gruzdyev as Dancer
Ksenia Ovsyanick as Dancer

crew details
Writer: Amanda Coe, inspired by the book by Meredith Daneman
Script Editor: Tom Winchester
Music: Richard Vallance
Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister
Production Designer: David Roger
Executive Producers: Jamie Laurenson, Michele Buck, Amanda Coe and Damien Timmer
Producer: Celia Duval
Director: Otto Bathurst

production details
Country: UK
Network: BBC Four – Mammoth
Duration: 1×90 minute episode minute episode
Aired From: 30 November 2009

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