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Vita and Virginia (2018, Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki)

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1920’s set Period drama Vita and Virginia tells the never less than fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf. Both Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki are fabulous in the lead roles. The script (based on letters written by Virginia and Vita) is by actress Eileen Atkins who has long had a fascination for the story of the pair.

The relationship between Vita and her husband Sir Harold Nicholson was previously dramatised in the 1990 BBC drama Portrait of a Marriage. Both Eva Green and Andrea Riseborough signed on to play Virginia but both ending up dropping out.

production details
Ireland – UK | Mirror Productions – Blinder – Sampsonic Media | 110 minutes | 2018

Director: Chanya Button
Script: Eileen Atkins
Music: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Cinematography: Carlos De Carvalho
Production Design: Noam Piper
Costumes: Lorna Marie Mugan

cast
Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville-West
Elizabeth Debicki as Virginia Woolf
Isabella Rossellini as Baroness Sackville
Rupert Penry-Jones as Sir Harold Nicolson
Peter Ferdinando as Leonard Woolf
Emerald Fennell as Vanessa Bell
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Ralph
Sam Hardy as Nigel Sackville-West