To celebrate the release of The Invisible Woman, a biographical account on Charles Dickens, we have 15 double passes to giveaway!
Written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour) and developed by BBC Films, The Invisible Woman is an adaptation of award- winning biographer Claire Tomalin’s superbly researched account of the relationship between Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.
The true story tells of the secret love affair between Dickens (Fiennes) and the young theatre actress Nelly Ternan (Jones). Dickens was 45 when he met Ternan, then 18, in 1857. Their relationship remained secret from the public, even after Dickens’s separation from his wife the following year.
Ternan travelled with the author for the rest of his life. After his death, she continued the Dickensian love of deception: she married a man 12 years her junior, having disguised her own age as 23, rather than 37; and hid her past relationship with the most famous writer of the day.
As a result, Ternan’s story is one of someone who almost wasn’t there; who vanished into thin air. Her name, dates, family and experiences very nearly disappeared from the record for good.
This exceptionally well-written project with a powerful emotion undercurrent and a quality filmmaking team, has all the traits to become a British classic.
Directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander.
IN CINEMAS APRIL 17. Competition is now closed. Total prize value $540.