'The Invisible Woman' trailer portrays Charles Dickens in a secret relationship(Read article summary)
The actual facts are murky, but this biopic directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes depicts a secret relationship between Charles Dickens and actress Ellen Ternan.
The film depicts the alleged relationship between Dickens and an actress, Ellen Ternan (Felicity Jones of â€śLike Crazyâ€ť). The movie co-stars Kristin Scott Thomas as Ternanâ€™s mother, Tom Hollander as writer Wilkie Collins, and â€śIn the Loopâ€ť actress Joanna Scanlan as Dickensâ€™ wife Catherine.
The beginning of the trailer shows the ending of a play, possibly the show â€śThe Frozen Deep,â€ť which was written by Dickens and in which Ternan acted. Later, Jones is seen with Scanlan.
â€śâ€™Tis a fiction designed to entertain,â€ť Scanlan tells Jones of Dickensâ€™ work.
â€śSurely it is more than that,â€ť Jones says. â€śIt changes us.â€ť
Fiennes and Jones are seen spending time together and later, someone offscreen asks Jones, â€śDo you love him?â€ť and she replies, â€śHe is married.â€ťÂ
â€śThe Invisible Womanâ€ť is based on writer Claire Tomalinâ€™s book of the same name which posits that Dickens and Ternan had a secret relationship and lived together for many years. The details of Dickens and Ternanâ€™s relationship have never been entirely clear, with the circumstances of it much debated by historians. Dickens very publicly left his wife in 1858.Â
The movie opens Dec. 25 in the US.
Check out the trailer.