A new biographical film will shed light into the personal life of Charles Dickens at the height of his career.

Think of Charles Dickens and you would likely picture a Victorian gentleman in a top hat and coat with an extravagant use of vocabulary.

The Invisible Woman, coming to cinemas April 17, reveals a complex and darker portrayal of the famous author and the affair which supposedly inspired his writing.

Developed by BBC Films, The Invisible Woman is a film adaptation of the award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin’s researched account of Charles Dickens relationship with Nelly Ternan.

The true story tells of the secret love affair between Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) and the young theatre actress (Felicity Jones). Dickens was 45 when he met Ternan, then 18, and their relationship remained secret from the public.

Ralph Fiennes both directs and leads the film, delivering a well-crafted and charismatic performance.

Catch The Invisible Woman in cinemas from April 17.

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