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Effie Gray

Drama based on a true story. When young Effie Gray becomes the wife of John Ruskin, it soon becomes apparent that Ruskin regards her as a muse rather than a wife.

When young Effie Gray becomes the wife of John Ruskin, one of the most distinguished writers and critics of the day, who has known her since her childhood, it soon becomes apparent that Ruskin regards her as a muse rather than a wife, and the stifling atmosphere of their home and Ruskin's overbearing wealthy parents soon take a toll on Effie's health.

A trip back to Scotland for Ruskin to have his portrait painted by his protege John Everett Millais increases the distance between husband and wife, but the sympathy shown by Millais begins to offer her a release.

1 hour, 39 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Apr 2020 23:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Suspekt

    23 Kroner / Solfar

  • 00:58

    Dafydd Iwan

    Angor

  • 00:58

    The Proclaimers

    Sunshine on Leith

Credits

Role Contributor
Effie Gray Dakota Fanning
John Ruskin Greg Wise
John Everett Millais Tom Sturridge
Mr Ruskin David Suchet
Mrs Ruskin Julie Walters
Lady Eastlake Emma Thompson
Sir Charles Eastlake James Fox
Sophie Gray Polly Dartford
William Holman Hunt Tom Herriott
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sam Churchill
Thomas Woolner Martin Keatman
William Michael Rossetti Chris Haggart
James Collinson Alex Best
Frederic Stephens George Laing
Wedding Minister Patrick Doyle
Mr Gray (Effie's Father) Peter Farr
George Russell Tovey
Doctor Robbie Coltrane
Director Richard Laxton
Writer Emma Thompson

Broadcasts

  • Sat 11 Nov 2017 21:00
  • Sat 11 Nov 2017 22:00
  • Sat 1 Jun 2019 22:30
  • Sun 12 Apr 2020 23:15