Ammonite

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 137 min
In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to... read more

In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realization that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Original Release

11/13/2020

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Cast

Saoirse Ronan Charlotte Murchison
Kate Winslet Mary Anning
Fiona Shaw Elizabeth Philpot
Alec Secareanu Dr. Lieberson / Doctor Lieberson
James McArdle Roderick Murchison
Sam Parks Curator
John MacKay Fine Gentleman
Max Dowler Party Guest
Gemma Jones Molly Anning
Harvey Scrimshaw Callow Youth
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Directors

Francis Lee

Writers

Francis Lee

Cast

Saoirse Ronan Charlotte Murchison
Kate Winslet Mary Anning
Fiona Shaw Elizabeth Philpot
Alec Secareanu Dr. Lieberson / Doctor Lieberson
James McArdle Roderick Murchison
Sam Parks Curator
John MacKay Fine Gentleman
Max Dowler Party Guest
Gemma Jones Molly Anning
Harvey Scrimshaw Callow Youth
Wendy Nottingham Charlotte's Maid
Liam Thomas Museum Workman
Beatrice Curnew Party Guest
Victoria Elliott Three Cups Maid
Sarah White Museum Cleaning Woman
Robert Purdy Party Guest
Nick Pearse Three Cups Waiter
Susie Baxter Party Guest
Gethin Alderman Party Guest
Paul Doods Party Guest

Producers

Mary Burke Executive Producer
Rose Garnett Executive Producer
Simon Gillis Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Iain Canning Producer
Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly Producer
Robert How Producer
Emile Sherman Producer
Nicky Earnshaw Producer

Editors

Chris Wyatt

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