In this BBC biopic, Daphne’s secret love life is explored, who is the author of Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and many more popular beloved novels.

The film is based on personal letters and various biographies. Daphne calls herself “a boy in a box” and this revealing drama shows how her incendiary love life informed her writing. The film charts the story of Daphne’s unrequited passion for the beautiful, wealthy and glamorous American heiress Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun loving actress Gertrude Lawrence.


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