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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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Sheree Folkson

Writers:

David Eldridge, Hallie Rubenhold (book)
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Credited cast:
Natalie Dormer ... Seymour Worsley
Oliver Chris ... Viscount Deerhurst
Aneurin Barnard ... Captain George Bisset
Craig Parkinson ... Mr. Wallace
Shaun Evans ... Sir Richard Worsley
Will Keen ... Mr. Bearcroft
David Calder ... Lord Chief Justice Mansfield
Richard McCabe ... Lord North
Thomas Coombes ... Footman
Peter Sullivan ... Mr. James Farrar
Jessica Gunning ... Mary Sotheby
Elizabeth Rider ... Elizabeth Figg
Sandra Huggett ... Mary Marriott
Tom Edden ... Lord Peterborough
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ... Captain Leversuch
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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 waltz played towards the final scenes is 'Invitation to the Dance' by Carl Von Weber which was composed as a piano piece in 1819 and as an orchestration in 1841 by Hector Berlioz after Von Weber's death. Waltz music and dance was considered scandalous in its early days and only became fashionable in the 19th century. This is one of the earliest waltz compositions. 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 scoobiesnacksSee 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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17 August 2015 (UK) See more »

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