Stage Beauty

  |  Buy to Own: 27/12/2004
  |  110 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Lively period drama set in 17th century London, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Richard Eyre. Billy Crudup stars as Ned Kynaston, the brightest star in Restoration theatre. Since women are forbidden to appear on stage, the beautiful, brazen Ned is able to shine in all the great female roles, while his loyal dresser, Maria (Claire Danes) looks upon his success with admiration - and just a touch of envy. But when Charles II (Rupert Everett) changes the law to ban cross-dressing male actors and allow females onto the stage, Ned's once-glittering career goes into freefall, giving Maria the chance she has always dreamed of to step into the limelight...

Contains strong language and moderate sex references
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