EFFIE GRAY

Effie GrayNineteen-year-old Effie Gray marries esteemed art critic John Ruskin, a cold and distant man who, seemingly repelled by his young bride, refuses to consummate their marriage. Neglected and shunned, and her health suffering from the strain of the crumbling relationship, Effie defies Victorian society by striking up a friendship with one of Ruskin’s acolytes, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painter John Everett Millais. It’s friendship that blossoms into something else, that sends shockwaves through polite society. This is the true story of a scandal that shocked Victorian England. The film features a truly sterling ensemble cast including Dakota Fanning as Effie, Greg Wise as Ruskin, David Suchet as Ruskin’s father, and Tom Sturridge as Millais, with supporting roles from BAFTA winners James Fox, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters. Exquisitely made, with a witty and acerbic script exploring Victorian social and sexual mores, Effie Gray is a sumptuous treat, that will delight fans of Rebecca, Bridgerton and Pride and Prejudice. Watch the trailer You could win a copy of this lavish new special edition dual format Blu-ray + DVD, with many added extras such as ‘The Making of Effie Gray’ and interviews with the cast. Just answer the following question: Which great actor plays the famous jurist, Travers Twiss, in the film? Send your name, address and the answer to competition@new-classics.co.uk by 14 June 2021, and the best of luck.

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Competition Winners

Jazmin Cooper – Sloth Life

Elvina Ebrahimifar – Adam Smith, West Coast Elegy

Simon Tinsley & Jackie Moore – Link Blu-ray.

Carole Nott  & Anthony Redhead – Opium Rose DVD.

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