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New Dickens Movie Released

posted Dec 24, 2013, 3:50 PM by David Brown
The Invisible Woman (2013) by director Ralph Fiennes and starring Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones will be released on December 25, 2013. 
Movie Info
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens - a brilliant amateur actor - a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens' passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of "invisibility".(c) Sony Classics

See IMDB for more details about The Invisible Woman.

This movie may help to visualize the personality of Charles Dickens and the times he lived in. I assume the movie will show Dickens reading one of his books in a theatre like he did with A Christmas Carol in Boston on December 2, 1867.  See the Charles Dickens page on this site to learn about Ball Hughes' relationship with Dickens.

Merry Christmas
David Brown