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 white gown with pink and gold stripes and side closure worn by an extra at the London party where Byron meets Annabella Milbanke is the same gown worn by Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) at the London ball in Sense & Sensibility (2008). See more »


Half way through the first episode there is a long distance shot of the coach and horses coming down a hill. To the left of the road, at the top of the hill is a pile of about 20 black plastic wrapped silage bales. See more »


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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