Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty Synopsis

Ned Kynaston is a male actor of female parts, and the brightest star in the thespian firmament - beautiful, brilliant and bisexual.

But when King Charles II decrees that real women are allowed to perform on stage for the first time, Ned seems lost. The novelty of actresses grips London's audiences and Ned's own dresser, Maria, usurps him as a star performer. It is only when he is finally ordered to help her with her performance that, in a confusion of sexual chemistry, a tender love affair is born. Stage Beauty is a playful and witty comedy about performing, falling in love and trying to find out who you are.

From Richard Eyre, the director of NOTES ON A SCANDAL and IRIS.



Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Hugh Bonneville, Richard Griffiths, Edward Fox


Richard Eyre


Hardy Justice, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro


Jeffrey Hatcher

Executive Producers:

Michael Kuhn, Richard Eyre, James D Stern, Amir Malin, Rachel Cohen

Sales agent:

Icon Distribution


Momentum Pictures

Credits summary:

Momentum Pictures, BBC Films and Qwerty Films present a Tribeca Production in association with N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co KG and Artisan Entertainment A Richard Eyre Film



Running time:

115 mins 8 secs

Release Dates


3 September 2004

In cinemas

3 September 2004

Out on DVD

8 March 2005

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