Dear Florence (Pugh)

2016: Lady Macbeth

Original Release: April 28, 2017 (United Kingdom)
Directed by: William Oldroyd
Written by: Alice Birch
Based on: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov
Produced by: Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 89 minutes
Budget: £500,000
Lust, power, and murder meet in this sexy, critically acclaimed thriller. Married to a bitter man twice her age, Katherine (Florence Pugh) is trapped in an oppressive and loveless existence. But after Katherine begins a torrid affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, her deepest, darkest desires are unleased-transforming Katherine into a fiercely independent woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Cast & Characters

Florence Pugh (Katherine Lester), Cosmo Jarvis (Sebastian), Naomi Ackie (Anna), Christopher Fairbank (Boris Lester), Paul Hilton (Alexander Lester), Golda Rosheuvel (Agnes), Anton Palmer (Teddy), Rebecca Manley (Mary, Fleur Houdijk (Tessa), Cliff Burnett (Father Peter), Nicholas Lumley (Mr. Robertson), Raymond Finn (Mr. Kirkbride), Ian Conningham (Detective Logan).

Production Photos

Awards & Nominations

  2016: Evening Standard British Film Awards – Malone Souliers Award for Breakthrough of the Year for Florence Pugh
  2017: Dublin Film Critics’ Circle – Best Actress for Florence Pugh
  2017: European Film Awards – Best Actress for Florence Pugh
  2017: British Independent Film Awards – Best British Independent Film
  2017: British Independent Film Awards – Best Actress for Florence Pugh

Critics Consensus

Lady Macbeth flashes some surprising toughness beneath its period exterior, bolstered by a mesmerizing — and unforgiving — central performance by Florence Pugh.

Official Trailer