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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Drama based on events in the life of ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn. At the beginning of the 1960s, Fonteyn faces retirement from her career as a prima ballerina and a crisis in her marriage to Panamanian 'politician' Tito de Arias. When the much younger Rudolf Nureyev arrives on the scene, he transforms Margot's professional and personal life in a partnership celebrated around the world. But when Tito is shot and paralysed, the dancer faces an agonising choice about her future.

Last on

Mon 4 Jul 2011 00:30 BBC Four

  • Photo: Dame Margot Fonteyne

    Photo: Dame Margot Fonteyne

    Anne-Marie Duff stars as prima ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn in this drama which explores Margot's dancing partnership and complex relationship with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

  • Photo: Behind the scenes

    Photo: Behind the scenes

    Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff) and Rudi Nureyev (Michiel Huisman) behind the scenes on the filming of Margot.

  • Women We Loved

    Women We Loved

    This film was part of Women We Loved - a season of three major dramas on BBC Four about the careers of British female icons Margot Fonteyn, Gracie Fields and Enid Blyton.

    Find out about the other films shown in Women We Loved


Margot Fonteyn
Anne-Marie Duff
Lindsay Duncan
Fred Ashton
Derek Jacobi
Con O'Neill
Penelope Wilton
Margot Leicester
Celia Duval
Otto Bathurst


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