The Invisible Woman – Historical Consultant Q&A at City Screen‏

City Screen will be showing ‘The Invisible Woman’ from this Friday 7 February, based on the award-winning book by Claire Tomalin.  It tells of the rocky relationship between Charles Dickens […]

City Screen will be showing ‘The Invisible Woman’ from this Friday 7 February, based on the award-winning book by Claire Tomalin.  It tells of the rocky relationship between Charles Dickens (played by Ralph Fiennes, who also directs the film) and Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), a woman all but erased from history.

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The couple met when Ternan played a small role in one of Dickens’ plays. Despite the age gap – he was several decades her senior – and even though he was already married, they started a relationship that would threaten to ruin them both.

As a further treat, City Screen will be have a later screening on 22 February, at 3pm, with a live introduction from Dr. Suzanne Fagence Cooper who worked closely with the producers, costume, and set designers, and with Ralph Fiennes himself, to create a sumptuous and historically accurate vision of Dickens and his world.

Suzanne is a writer, broadcaster and curator who spent 12 years at the V&A Museum, researching the Victorian collections. As an expert on Victorian art and society, she has acted as a Historical Consultant for the BBC and Channel 4 as well as on the film THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.  

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Sep Gohardani

About Sep Gohardani

Sep is an avid film and music enthusiast who takes any opportunity to verbalise his often snobbish opinions to any unlucky soul who is near him. He was editor-in-chief of independent student newspaper The Student Review from 2013-14 and is an ardent writer of reviews and feature pieces.