Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty

2004 | Richard Eyre

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desedmona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Average rating   5 out of 10

Derek Hutchinson     Mark Letheren     Claire Danes     Billy Crudup     Tom Wilkinson     Ben Chaplin     Hugh Bonneville     Jack Kempton     Alice Eve     Fenella Woolgar     David Westhead     Nick Barber     Stephen Marcus     Richard Griffiths     Zoe Tapper
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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2010-06-21 5 out of 10

Not my typical sort of movie, but nothing else was on the TV, and after a while it kind of grew on me - might be due to the fact that Claire Danes is quite pretty.
In a time where acting is only allowed by men, a talented young girl dresses up and steps onto the stage baffling the audience.
The plot is a classic English drama, and as always the ending is weak and a bit confusing. The actors does an acceptable job playing actors and actresses, but some of the extras are still quite lame, probably due to a failed attempt to inject humour into the story.

In general I liked it but it is not anything I would ever put on by myself. If you like Shakespeare, England in the 17th century or Claire Danes, you might enjoy some of it.

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