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Dakota Fanning on playing Effie Gray

Dakota Fanning is starring in the title role of the new film Effie Gray alongside Emma Thompson.

Thompson also wrote the screenplay after being inspired to tell the story of Effie who was the young wife of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin.

Fanning portrays the young Effie Gray who struggles in a loveless marriage to Ruskin, which was eventually annulled in 1854.

The 20-year-old spoke to BBC Breakfast about the film and why she admires her co-star Emma Thompson.

Film Clip courtesy of Metrodome Distribution

  • 06 Oct 2014
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