Margot examines the glamorous and turbulent life of Britain’s first international ballet superstar.
At the age of 40, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff – The Virgin Queen; Shameless)
was seemingly at her creative peak and under mounting pressure to retire gracefully.
Her unexpected pairing with young Russian émigré Rudolph Nureyev (Michiel Huisman –
The Young Victoria, De Co-assistant) caused a worldwide sensation. Whilst Margot’s marriage to
Panamanian diplomat Roberto de Arias (Con O’Neill – Telstar, Criminal Justice) was put under
immense strain, her passionate and vibrant relationship with Nureyev created one of the most
enduring and celebrated ballet partnerships of all time.
This is a timeless drama about love, passion and performance also starring
Lindsay Duncan, Derek Jacobi and Penelope Wilton.
Release Date: 07 December 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over