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Margot (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 30 November 2009
At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young ... See full summary »

Director:

Otto Bathurst

Writers:

Amanda Coe (screenplay), Meredith Daneman (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Margot Fonteyn
Penelope Wilton ... B.Q
Con O'Neill ... Tito
Lindsay Duncan ... Madam
Derek Jacobi ... Fred Ashton
Matthew Hart Matthew Hart ... Michael Somes
Michelle Bonnard ... Sally
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ... Cathy
Michiel Huisman ... Rudolph Nureyev
Anton Lukovkin Anton Lukovkin ... Eric
Tatiana Lavrentieva Tatiana Lavrentieva ... Elderly Russian Lady
Ben Stott Ben Stott ... Good-Looking Boy
Robert Perkins Robert Perkins ... Mr. McDonald
Dimitri Gruzdyev Dimitri Gruzdyev ... Dancer
Ksenia Ovsyanick Ksenia Ovsyanick ... Dancer
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At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, comes into her life and her bed and revitalizes her career. Frederick Aashton creates a new ballet for them and they become the golden couple of the ballet world. However, Margot is married to Roberto 'Tito' Arias, a Panamanian politician of dubious repute who is not sympathetic to her calling and is probably faithless. When he is shot and paralyzed for life Margot must carry on dancing well into her sixties in order to pay for his costly treatment though she still collaborates with Rudolf in the occasional ballet. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudy & Margot See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Made as one of a three-part season "Women We Loved" on BBC Four. The other two films in the series were Gracie! (2009) and Enid (2009). See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 30 November 2009 (2009) See more »

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Dance is about feeling, but not in this biography
30 November 2009 | by boyplunderSee all my reviews

This TV movie is the third in a short series of biographies on famous, but troubled woman in British history. Unlike the first two, which featured Enid Blyton and Gracie Fields, this one seems to lack emotion. The style of the production is darker, more gritty. Depicting the sixties, a much more up to date era to the others, makes this harder to follow somehow. It is a little obvious that much of the ballet seems to be performed by body doubles, but maybe that's because I am used to seeing real dancers. The uninitiated my not have such a problem.

Overall, I found the film cold, and there was little to carry me along, even though I was very much looking forward to watching it. The acting was superb, but I felt that the production was too heavy to draw my attention.


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