THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
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- Director Bio
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, 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 – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theater is a vital arena for Dickens, 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, secrecy is the price for both of them, and for Nelly a life of invisibility. Based on Claire Tomalin’s biography of Nelly Ternan, whose rapturous affair with Dickens inspired some of his most famed characters, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, under the steadfast and alluring direction of Ralph Fiennes, exquisitely brings one of the great love stories in literary history to life.
Acclaimed for his work on stage and screen, Ralph Fiennes was born in Ipswich and trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has received two Academy Award® nominations for his roles in THE ENGLISH PATIENT and SCHINDLER’S LIST. His adaptation of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS (AFI FEST 2011) was his feature directorial debut.