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30 November 2009 (UK) See more »
At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anne-Marie Duff ... Margot Fonteyn

Penelope Wilton ... B.Q

Con O'Neill ... Tito

Lindsay Duncan ... Madam

Derek Jacobi ... Fred Ashton
Matthew Hart ... Michael Somes

Michelle Bonnard ... Sally
Margot Leicester ... Cathy

Michiel Huisman ... Rudolph Nureyev
Anton Lukovkin ... Eric
Tatiana Lavrentieva ... Elderly Russian Lady
Ben Stott ... Good-Looking Boy
Robert Perkins ... Mr. McDonald
Dimitri Gruzdyev ... Dancer
Ksenia Ovsyanick ... Dancer
Lisa Probert ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Market trader in bar

Frazer Douglas ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Bathurst 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amanda Coe  screenplay
Meredith Daneman  book

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Célia Duval .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Florian Hoffmeister 
Film Editing by
Jinx Godfrey 
Art Direction by
Kate Evenden 
Set Decoration by
Jo Kornstein 
Costume Design by
Amy Roberts 
Makeup Department
Stuart Conran .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup department head
Anayanzi L'Eplattenier .... hair and make up trainee
Helen Speyer .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Maree Gecks .... production manager
Rhian Griffiths .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Allin .... third assistant director
Art Department
Neil Alexander .... dressing props
Liz Jones .... stand-by art director
Rebecca Slade .... art department assistant/work experience (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Catherine Hodgson .... sound effects editor
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Forbes Noonan .... foley recordist
Billy Quinn .... production sound mixer
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor
Virginia Thorn .... dialogue editor
Will Whale .... boom operator
Johnny White .... sound assistant trainee
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Charnley .... assistant grip
Rupert Hornstein .... assistant camera
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Gary Varney .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peter Halston .... costume supervisor
Emma Heath .... principal costume standby
Christy Juhnke .... costume trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Hewson .... on-line editor
Mark Keady .... first assistant editor
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork
Location Management
Antonia Grant .... location manager
Spencer Normington .... location manager
Other crew
San Davey .... script supervisor
Amanda Dudley .... floor runner
Scott Hiskey .... assistant production accountant
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor
Richard Rogan .... production trainee
Tom Winchester .... script editor

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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Made as one of a three-part season "Women We Loved" on BBC Four. The other two films in the series were Gracie! (2010) (TV) and Enid (2009) (TV).See more »
Anachronisms: Margot Fonteyn flies to Sydney Australia in 1959 and a shot of the Opera House is shown. However, the building on that landmark would have only just begun and the construction on the outer shells hadn't begun until 1963 and completed until 1967.See more »
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5 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
This film is an insult to two great artists., 8 January 2011
Author: bpalet70 from Australia


The 2009 movie that I watched on television on New Year's Eve entitled 'Margot' was an unbelievable insult to two of the world's greatest artists. I managed to sit through it but was disgusted by the whole thing.

This is a cheap movie, done to make a quick buck, using cheap ideas, and actors who obviously had no knowledge of the personalities of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. The two Ronnies, whom I saw doing a skit in a nightclub many years ago had a much better understanding of their characters and Dr. Arias who was there at the time in his wheelchair was nothing like the character on the screen.

The casting for this movie was pathetic apart from the actor who played the part of Frederick Ashton. As for Eric Bruhn, he was hardly there, in spite of the fact that he played a huge part in Rudi's life. What a wonderful story this could have been if the object had not been to dwell on the possible sexual relationship between Rudi and Margot. The producers of this film have really taken advantage of the fact that these great artists are dead and are thus unable to respond themselves to this trash.. It makes me feel ashamed that young ballet students will have seen this wicked interpretation of a wonderful person.

I found it difficult to watch the weak interpretation of the actor who played the part of Rudi. It was quite sickening. Rudi was a powerful being with so many changes to his personality and none of this came over. The actor's face was completely wrong for a start as was his voice. It was as if those concerned had never actually seen Rudi, let alone studied his personality and worked hard on trying to resemble him in some way. Margot was not the Margot I knew, who was bubbly and friendly with everyone. Where was her lovely laugh? This actor had completely the wrong shaped face to start with.

As for the story line, it was taken from Meredith Daneman's book which went into great detail about Rudi and Margot's personal life and the author went overboard with intimate details of Margot's body. Completely tasteless! There was nothing there about Margot's exciting professional life. It was all based on a sexual affair for the mere purpose of shocking, causing a stir and saying, 'Aren't I brave?" The movie is a write-off. Burn it!

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