It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gemma Arterton ... Vita Sackville-West
Elizabeth Debicki ... Virginia Woolf
Isabella Rossellini ... Lady Sackville
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Harold Nicolson
Peter Ferdinando ... Leonard Woolf
Emerald Fennell ... Vanessa Bell
Gethin Anthony ... Clive Bell
Rory Fleck Byrne ... Geoffrey Scott
Karla Crome ... Dorothy Wellesley
Adam Gillen ... Duncan Grant
Brenock O'Connor ... Julian Bell
Amelie Metcalfe Amelie Metcalfe ... Angelica Bell
Darren Dixon Darren Dixon ... Ben Sackville-West
Sam Hardy ... Nigel Sackville-West
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ... Nelly


Vita and Virginia is a love story of the affair and the friendship between writer Virginia Woolf "Elizabeth Debicki", and aristocrat Vita Sackville West "Gemma Arterton". In 1922, when Vita receives an invitation their paths crossed in Bloomsbury with Virginia. Their romance overcomes all social boundaries, Virginia's mental health struggles Vita's recklessness and neither will ever be the same without the other. Written by Merve Kurt

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The Love Story That Inspired Virginia Woolf's Orlando


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Elizabeth Debicki was approached for the role of Virginia Woolf mid-way through shooting the critically acclaimed, all female heist film Widows (2018). She had about one month to prepare for the role after finishing up that movie, and admits having been daunted by the prospect of playing the literary icon. "I'd read 'Mrs. Dalloway' and 'To the Lighthouse,' but would not have called myself a Woolf aficionado," she said. To prepare herself for the role Debicki read Woolf's many diary entries and pored meticulously over her body of work. See more »


When Vita and her husband Harold are in Egypt, a woman says greetings in Persian to them, nobody speaks Persian in Egypt. See more »


Lady Sackville: I hope you're not thinking of running off with her as well.
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29 August 2019 | by Mace_composerSee all my reviews

I have never in my life heard such a wrong music for a particular film. while the costumes, scenography and everything else is aiming to be realistic, historical, MUSIC is completely unrelated to any of doesn't communicate in any way with the rest of the film. it makes it very hard to watch, creates distraction.

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23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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