Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, the film tells the story of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. At 19, she married the prominent art historian and critic John Ruskin, but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage. Lonely and frustrated Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, and finds a friend and champion in Lady Elizabeth Eastlake. After five years trapped in a loveless marriage, Effie will defy the rules of Victorian society... Written by
Did You Know?
, the real-life younger sister of Dakota Fanning
, was initially supposed to play Sophie Gray. However, she had to be recast because she grew four inches taller than her sister. See more
Effie Gray was married in 1848. In exterior shot, the train she then travels on is hauled by a locomotive of a design dating from 1934, consists of coaches dating from 1951 and is crossing a concrete viaduct the first of which was completed in 1898. See more
by Johann Strauss Sr.
(as Johann Strauss (Father))
Performed by Thomas-Christian Ensemble
courtesy of Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm See more