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Byron (2005)

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The BBC biopic Byron recreates the life and times of early 19th century scribe Lord George Gordon Byron (Jonny Lee Miller of Trainspotting), widely considered one of the finest English-language belletrists in history. Though Byron culled enormous repute for the scandalous, taboo-breaking lead characters in his novels, the author himself led a life so rebellious that it rivaled anything in his fiction - meanwhile sinking ever quickly into a mire of dissatisfaction and lack of fulfillment as he flittered from one escapade to another. And yet Byron personified the zealous spirit of the Romantic Era, with his unapologetic political radicalism and multiple lovers. Here, director Julian Farino and scriptwriter Nick Dear dramatize Byron's experiences onscreen. Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Little co-star.

Cast

Jonny Lee Miller
as Lord Byron
Natasha Little
as Augusta Leigh
Vanessa Redgrave
as Lady Melbourne
Stephen Campbell Moore
as John Cam Hobhouse
Philip Glenister
as William Fletcher
Camilla Power
as Lady Caroline Lamb
Oliver Dimsdale
as Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sally Hawkins
as Mary Shelley
Michael Elwyn
as John Murray
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Audience Reviews for Byron

The story of a fascinating, self-indulgent man and respected poet. An interesting film if one enjoys historical fiction.

Natalie Metzger
Natalie Metzger

A typical BBC contemporary / literature drama: seriously produced with a certain sense off humor. A not so big but absolutely solid cast leading by Jonny Lee Miller, Julie Cox & Camilla Power.

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