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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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William Fletcher
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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 jeweled white gown with dark velvet overdress worn by Jane How (Lady Holland) to the ball is the same costume worn by Jacqueline Pearce (Lady Apthorpe) at the Prince Regent's ball in Princess Caraboo (1994), by a guest at the London Ball in Sense and Sensibility (1995), and by Embeth Davidtz (Mary Crawford) for the theatrical in Mansfield Park (1999). 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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