The Invisible Woman
About the Film
About the Director
Nelly (Felicity Jones) is a happily married mother and schoolteacher haunted by her past. She grew up in an acting family with her mother and sisters, and at 18 years old met Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes). Dickens, married with ten children, was at the height of his fame and creativity when Nelly became his passion and muse. Their affair was one of secrecy, and one in which only offered Nelly an invisible, “hidden” life. Actor/director Ralph Fiennes does double duty, brilliantly directing himself and the stellar cast, and bringing to life the complicated and controlling author.
Ralph Fiennes was born in Ipswich and trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His film credits as an actor include QUIZ SHOW ('94), SPIDER ('02), THE CONSTANT GARDENER ('05), and IN BRUGES ('08), as well as SCHINDLER'S LIST ('93) and THE ENGLISH PATIENT ('96), both of which earned him Academy Award nominations. His films as director are CORIOLANUS ('11), which screened at the Festival, and THE INVISIBLE WOMAN ('13).