See who is off to the movies.
Congratulations to the winners:
Kerin Miles of Taigum
Melissa Burow of Kedron
Kelli Long of Bardon
Tara Devonport of Middle Park
Lorraine Alcorn of West End
Cath Rodmell of Tennyson
Trees Djaja of Eight Mile Plains
Rosalind Paynter of Underwood
Cassandra Cotterill of Carindale
Catherine Szymanski of Belmont
Karyn Meechang of Wellington Point
Dianne Dutton of Manly
Fiona McKenzie of Manly
Vince Michael of Mount Warren Park
Donna Kerr of Springfield Lakes
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. Total prize value $540.