Daphne Du Maurier is one of the most well loved women writers of all time who, in Rebecca, created one of the most beguiling characters in English LIterature. In celebration of the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth, a new fact-based drama explores the secret love life of this renowned writer. Based on personal letters and biographies, the film charts the story of Daphne's unrequited passion for the beautiful and glamorous American heiress, Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun-loving actress Gertrude Lawrence. Daphne called herself 'a boy in a box' and this revealing drama shows how Daphne's incendiary love life informed the writing of her compelling stories. Margeret Forster's acclaimed authorised biography is an important source for this film.
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