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Stage Beauty is a american film of genre Drama directed by Richard Eyre released in USA on 3 september 2004 with Billy Crudup

Stage Beauty (2004)

Stage Beauty
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Released in USA 3 september 2004
Length 1h50
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Comedy,    Romance
Rating70% 3.546463.546463.546463.546463.54646

Stage Beauty is a 2004 British-American-German romantic period drama directed by Richard Eyre. The screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher is based on his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which was inspired by references to 17th century actor Edward Kynaston made in the detailed private diary kept by Samuel Pepys.

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Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) is one of the leading actors of his day, particularly famous for his portrayal of female characters, predominately Desdemona in Othello. His loyal dresser, Maria (Claire Danes), aspires to perform in the legitimate theatre but is forbidden because of a law enacted by the Puritans prior to the restoration of the House of Stuart. Instead, she appears in productions at a local tavern under the pseudonym Margaret Hughes. Her activity aided by the novelty of a woman acting in public, which attracts the attention of Sir Charles Sedley (Richard Griffiths), who offers his patronage. Eventually she is presented to King Charles II (Rupert Everett).

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