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The Scandalous Lady W (2015)

An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

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Captain George Bisset
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Mary Marriott
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Sir Richard Worsley
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Mr. Wallace
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Lord North
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Viscount Deerhurst
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Mary Sotheby
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Mr. James Farrar
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Elizabeth Figg
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Lord Peterborough
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Mr. Bearcroft
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A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage only to find herself at the centre of a very public trial brought by her powerful husband Sir Richard Worsley.

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The red riding habit with the black and white trimmings that Natalie Dormer wears as Lady Worsley is as closely as possible identical to the one the real Lady Worsley is shown wearing in the portrait of her painted by Joshua Reynolds in 1775. It was based on the uniform of her husband's regiment, and the original is now kept at Harewood House. See more »

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Captain Leversuch: If that bitch comes in here again I'll shoot her - is actually taken from a court deposition.
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A very enjoyable story, especially given its based on true, if rather unusual, events.
17 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a period movie length drama from the BBC that others probably would have turned into a lengthy miniseries. It felt like there was certainly lots of possible material to pad it out if they had gone down that route.

I gather the budget for this was quite tight due to current cuts at the BBC. It doesn't show mostly, but it felt a little under resourced at times.

Nevertheless its well acted by the whole cast and a very enjoyable story, especially given its based on true, if very unusual, events.

Natalie adds some glamor whilst Shaun Evans plays the eccentric husband in only a way he can.

Recommended.


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