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The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. All text and images courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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Goldcrest's Involvement

Digital Intermediate Grade, Rob Pizzey. Digital Conform and Online Editorial, Russell White and Georgina Cranmar. Sound mixes at Goldcrest Dean Street Theatre 1

Cast and crew

Yorgos lanthimos

Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney,Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult,Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss.

Element Pictures for Fox Searchlight Pictures.


Genre: Drama, Period

Runtime: 120 minutes

Year of production: 2018


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