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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.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jul 2011 00:30


Role Contributor
Margot FonteynAnne-Marie Duff
MadamLindsay Duncan
Fred AshtonDerek Jacobi
TitoCon O'Neill
BQPenelope Wilton
CathyMargot Leicester
ProducerCelia Duval
DirectorOtto Bathurst