Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

people's duchess

drama documentary

1 x 50 mins

Paladin Pictures

mouse fur for eyebrows

Part of Channel 4's Secret History strand, this early drama-documentary film explored the world of the influential and scandalous Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

The score was period orchestral, until Georgiana's drug-fuelled binges turned her world upside down. It is a mark of the period that beneath the massive powered wigs it became high fashion to stick strips of mouse fur over one's eyebrows.

"One of my favourite film cues is in this film," says Christian. "During a moment where a servant is spying on Gerogiana bathing I poured water gently from a jug then used the melody of the water drops to shape the piano melody that accompanies it."


crew: exec. producer: Clive Sydall, producer/writer: Angela Holdsworth, director: Justin Hardy, editor Charles Davies, composer: Christian Vassie

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