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Byron (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  22 October 2005 (USA)
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

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The tan and black gown with striped sleeves and black crepe bow on the bodice worn by Penny Downie (Lady Judith Milbanke) at dinner after Annabella returns to her parents' house is the same costume Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow) wears in Cranford (2007), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) wears playing cards at Barton Park in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram) wears in the final scene in Mansfield Park (2007), and Rosemary Enright wears at dinner in The Regency House Party (2004). The costume is also worn by Wendy Craig (Mrs.Lefroy) in The Real Jane Austen (2002), and by an extra at the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

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Annabella Milbanke: What did you mean when you said you've done evil?
Lord Byron: Nothing, I was bored.
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The only decent Byron adaption I've seen so far
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the only film depiction of Byron I've seen that attempts to portray him as the clever, funny man that he was rather than some cartoon goth with a big floaty cloak, eyeliner and an evil, reverberating laugh. Other films tend to be simple, self-indulgent perpetuations of Byron's partially self-made myth and this film is the only one I have seen so far that shows something of what was beneath: Regency society seen through Lord Byron's eyes as he rips the piss. Jonny Lee Miller carries off the parallel aspects of Byron's personality with aplomb, making him smug and petulant while unavoidably charismatic and likable. Of course it's still all conjecture, as is emphasised at the start of the film, but as far as Byron films go, there's nothing out there to touch this.


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