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Release Date: October 08, 2004Running Time: 105 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $776,691.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Period


Tom Wilkinson

Billy Crudup

Claire Danes

Rupert Everett

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It's the 1660s, and Edward 'Ned' Kynaston is England's most celebrated leading lady. Women are forbidden to appear on stage and Ned profits, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But King Charles II is tired of seeing the same old performers in the same old tragedies. Since no one will take him up on his suggestion to improve Othello with a couple of good jokes, he decides to liven the royal palate by allowing real women to tread the boards. In a slightly less progressive spirit, he rules that men may no longer play women's parts. This is good news for the monarch's mistress, the saucy, stage-struck Nell Gwyn. It is also good news for Maria, Kynaston's lovelo... Full Summary >>