Established in 1993, Elysian Films is a UK-based producer of award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries. Its first international feature film, SKIN, starring Sam Neill and Sophie Okonedo, dramatises one of the most bizarre and fascinating true stories to emerge from South Africa (

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris Margot & Rudi

A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's much-loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior. She scrimps and saves, gambles and starves, until she finally sets off for Paris in pursuit of her dream. On her journey, she transforms her life and that of everyone she meets - and returns home to further surprises.


Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravo, Anna Chancellor and Rose Williams, the film has been released by Focus Features and Universal Pictures worldwide. Available now to stream on Peacock, Amazon, i-Tunes etc. 


Nominations: Academy Award and BAFTA, Best Costume Design, Jenny Beavan. Best Actress, Lesley Manville (Golden Globe, AARP) Best Screenplay (WGGB), Best Costume (CDG, HCACAA and St Louis FCA). Awards: Best Screenplay, Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian, Keith Thompson, Olivia Hetreed (AWGIE), Best Costume Design, Jenny Beavan (BIFA)


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Biopic of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. A love story. 


A beautiful woman falls in love with a brilliant, adoring young man. Their love is doomed, it will all end badly – in heart-swelling, tear-jerking delicious tragedy. Every night, on stage, in front of thousands of enraptured fans.


When Margot Fonteyn meets Rudolf Nureyev, she is the most famous ballerina in the West and he is a worldwide sensation – the first great artistic defection from the Soviet Union, at the height of the Cold War. She is gracious, divinely elegant in Dior, with a wonderful smile and charming humility. He is wild, sexually magnetic to men and women, a proud, shy, untamed creature. 


Together they will become one of the iconic couples of the Swinging Sixties. The romance they portray so movingly on stage is confirmed for the delighted public by their obvious intimacy and happiness together offstage. Real life is not so simple.

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