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Emma Thompson's 'Effie' With Orlando Bloom & Saoirse Ronan Stuck In Legal Row

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 7:33 AM
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Last fall, a rather interesting project was coming together based around a script from actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson. Titled "Effie," the film lined up a solid cast with Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Thompson herself in the strange-but-true story that centers on the wedding night between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray. Ruskin was long infatuated with Gray and married her when she was 17. However, when it came time to consummate their marriage, something so reviled Ruskin that Gray remained a virgin until after they divorced and she remarried his protege, painter, John Everett Millais. While it has never been established just what disgusted Ruskin to the point he refused to have sex with his wife, theories over the years have speculated it might have been pubic hair or menstrual blood.

Saoirse Ronan Takes Title Role In 'Effie,' Joins Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton & Emma Thompson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2010 6:16 AM
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At 16 years old, Saoirse Ronan has landed what may be her most adult and potentially controversial role to date.

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