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Mary Shelley (2017)

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Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.

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Haifaa Al-Mansour

Writers:

Emma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour (additional writing by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Mary Shelley
Bel Powley ... Claire Clairmont
Owen Richards ... William Godwin
Joanne Froggatt ... Mrs. Godwin
Stephen Dillane ... Mr. Godwin
Andy McKell Andy McKell ... Man #1
Maisie Williams ... Isabel Baxter
Derek Riddell ... William Baxter
Hugh O'Conor ... Samuel Coleridge
Bill O'Brien Bill O'Brien ... Scottish Guest
Douglas Booth ... Shelley
Martin Phillips Martin Phillips ... Deacon
Ciara Charteris ... Harriet Shelley
Chloe Vos Chloe Vos ... Ianthe
Pat Hickey Pat Hickey ... Hunched Backed Man
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In 1814, Regency-era London, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16 years old aspiring writer who works in the bookshop of her renowned father writer William Godwin, married in second terms after the passing of his first wife, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, with the too married by second time Mary Jane Clairmont, where Mary Jane's daughter of her first marriage Claire turns in a close and lovely stepsister for Mary. When Mary and Claire travel at the house of one of William's friends in Scotland, Mary meets the 21 years old poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, rising instantly a love interest between them. Returning to London little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets Percy again when he appears at her house in order to ask William to take him on as an apprentice. Fascinated by Percy, Mary begins a bohemian and torrid relationship with him despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, especially after they discover that Percy is married with a little daughter whom he supports but he ... Written by Chockys

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The Life That Inspired Frankenstein See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and thematic elements including substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mick Jagger read Shelley at a concert in Hyde Park in 1969, soon after the drowning death of The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Shelley's first wife drowned herself in Hyde Park in 1816. See more »

Goofs

After Claire goes into Lord Byron's bedroom, there is a shot of the candle chandelier. The cord used to raise and lower the chandelier, as it is holding up the chandelier, would be taut with the weight, yet there is a slack arc in the cord. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Shelley: Evidently you are a stranger to scandal, Miss Godwin. Did you know I ran away with Percy when I was a girl? Idealism and love give us courage. But they do not prepare you for the sacrifice required to love a man like Percy.
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Crazy Credits

Even though the movie is clearly based on real people, including of course Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont and many others, the end titles include the ridiculous disclaimer that "The characters depicted in this motion picture are fictitious, and any similarity to the history of any person is entirely coincidental." See more »


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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Traditional English ballad
Sung as a lullaby by Elle Fanning
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A Star is Born
2 June 2018 | by shil0500See all my reviews

A wonderfully adapted script & casted perfectly for Elle Fanning & Bel Powley. The movie does great justice & entertains you with a wonderful script with flowing poetry and proper English as spoken in the years past. The motivation, inspiration of ones passion, desires and disappointment's allowing Mary to pen her words to a great story are told and performed exquisitely by Elle Fanning who is truly becoming an incredible actress. So if you want a good movie for an adult date night, here you go. Enjoy!


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Country:

UK | Luxembourg | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,570, 27 May 2018

Gross USA:

$108,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,096,600
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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