The Invisible Woman

Loading the player ...

United Kingdom | 2014 | 111 Minutes | Ralph Fiennes

March 17, 2014

Director and star Ralph Fiennes present this true story of the most famous writer of his day, novelist Charles Dickens, and his secret 13-year-long affair with younger actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy).

Nelly's pragmatic mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) encourages her to welcome the interest of such a famous man, and Dickens - controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - makes Nelly his muse. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens' passion secrecy becomes the price and Nelly is forced into a life of invisibility. With an insightful screenplay is by Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady), this gorgeous period production catches the repression of the Victorian era and its fear of scandal.

"Wonderfully cast ... and beautifully designed; a quiet pleasure." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"Shot with a stillness that serves to reinforce the restlessness in its characters' souls, The Invisible Woman offers a fascinating view of a young woman whose eagerness and energy are slowly compromised." - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"As compellingly dramatic as anything [Dickens] put on the page." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"A revelatory performance by Felicity Jones." - Scott Foundas, Variety

  • Director: Ralph Fiennes
  • Principal Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Kavanagh, Tom Attwood, Tom Burke
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 111 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics