Margot (2009)

Recommended
UK
Television Film
Series Title: Women We Loved (2009)
Director: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Amanda Coe, Meredith Daneman
Cinematographer: Florian Hoffmeister
Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Michiel Huisman, Con O'Neill, Derek Jacobi, Lindsay Duncan, Penelope Wilton

Filmed as part of the BBC’s Women We Loved season, this visually arresting, deftly acted portrait of the famed ballerina, Margot Fonteyn – depicting her failing relationship with her wannabe revolutionary husband Tito Arias and her brief, passionate affair with Rudi Nureyev, who was half her age – proves to be a thoroughly entertaining work, and perhaps the most interesting of the trio of BBC4 films. Iain.Stott