Effie Gray is a sumptuous historical drama set against a luscious backdrop, explores the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise), his teenage bride Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). The story follows Effie, married at the tender age of 19 and who quickly realizes her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the charismatic John Everett Millais. Desperate to be freed from John, Effie embarks on a life-changing journey to become one of the first women in history to seek a divorce from her husband. Written and co-starring Emma Thompson, Effie Gray also features an amazing ensemble cast including screen legends Claudia Cardinale and Julie Walters.
Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Greg Wise
Director Richard Laxton