Spencer: Character posters from Princess Diana film, led by Kristen Stewart, released
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Spencer: Character posters from Princess Diana film, led by Kristen Stewart, released

Pablo Narrain has directed Spencer from a script by Stephen Knight.

Devki Nehra
Oct 06, 2021
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A poster for Spencer featuring Kristen Stewart | Twitter

Five character posters from the upcoming Princess Diana film, Spencer, were recently released. The stills feature Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris and Sally Hawkins. 

While Stewart plays the titular role, Farthing is Prince Charles, Spall is Equerry Major Gregory, Harris is Chef Darren, and Hawkins is Maggie.

Spencer will focus on Diana and Prince Charles' marriage which is fraught with problems from rumours of extra-marital affairs, divorce to persistent media coverage of their relationship. While at the Queen's Sandringham Estate to celebrate Christmas, the couple tries to maintain some sense of normalcy. Spencer imagines and tries to fill the gaps on what may have unfolded behind closed doors during that period. 

Pablo Narrain, who has previously helmed Natalie Portman-led, Oscar nominated biopic Jackie, has directed this film from a script by Stephen Knight. 

Spencer had it's world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, followed by a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ever since it's festival round, the film has been lauded for Stewart's performance, and there is buzz that she may get nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.

She is among the many actors to emulate the late royal in a feature film, with the latest one being Naomi Watts in Diana (2013). Recently, Netflix had released the filmed version of Diana: The Musical ahead of its Broadway debut. 

Emma Corrin has famously portrayed Princess Diana in the fourth season of Netflix-BBC historical drama series The Crown. In the upcoming fifth instalment, Elizabeth Debicki will take over this role. 

Spencer releases in US cinemas on November 5. An India release date is yet to be announced. 

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