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Coming Soon: Effie Gray

Those of you who are clued up on your Pre-Raphaelite art will likely already know about natural redhead Euphemia Gray, otherwise known as Effie Gray.

Elegant and positively ginger, she was admired by many back in the 1800s, and unsurprisingly, found herself caught up in a love triangle, specifically between her husband and art critic John Ruskin and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

What’s that? Did someone just say something about the so-called myth of redheads and promiscuity? Nah, let’s not go there.

Aside from the romance drama, Effie was the subject of famous Pre-Raphaelite painting, ‘Ophelia’, created by Millais himself.


This year’s movie release titled Effie Gray is based on Effie’s early life married with John Ruskin and her overwhelming relationship with John Everett Millais, too.

Dyeing redhead Dakota Fanning stars as young Effie, alongside Tom Sturridge as Millais, Greg Wise and Ruskin, and Emma Thompson too, who also wrote the script for the film.

Check out the trailer above, and you can check out the film in the cinemas from 10 October 2014.

Expect plenty of scandal!


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