Margot

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 19:32 under 2009, Biography, UK

Margot examines the glamorous and turbulent life of Britain’s first international ballet superstar. At the age of 40, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff – The Virgin Queen; Shameless) was seemingly at her creative peak and under mounting pressure to retire gracefully. Her unexpected pairing with young Russian émigré Rudolph Nureyev (Michiel Huisman – The Young Victoria, De Co-assistant) caused a worldwide sensation. Whilst Margot’s marriage to Panamanian diplomat Roberto de Arias (Con O’Neill – Telstar, Criminal Justice) was put under immense strain, her passionate and vibrant relationship with Nureyev created one of the most enduring and celebrated ballet partnerships of all time. This is a timeless drama about love, passion and performance also starring Lindsay Duncan, Derek Jacobi and Penelope Wilton.

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