PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.
The Hyde House and Estate in Hyde, Bedfordshire substituted for the Keats House in Hampstead. Jane Campion decided that the Keats House (also known as Wentworth Place) was too small and "a little bit fusty".
Charles Armitage Brown:
Uh, Mr. Keats is composing and does not want disturbing.
Fanny Brawne: It's my finding, in the business of disturbing, you're the expert.
Mrs. Brawne: Fanny, why not speak to one of us you hold in higher favor?
Fanny Brawne: I'm praising him!
When Keats looks out his window at Fanny, she walks to the window, pulls out a letter from her dress and holds it to the window. In the next shot, she pulls the letter from her dress again.
Ben Whishaw recites Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" over the closing credits.
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