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W.E. (2011)

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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

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Madonna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbie Cornish ... Wally Winthrop
Andrea Riseborough ... Wallis Simpson
James D'Arcy ... Edward
Oscar Isaac ... Evgeni
Richard Coyle ... William Winthrop
David Harbour ... Ernest
James Fox ... King George V
Judy Parfitt ... Queen Mary
Haluk Bilginer ... Mohamed Al-Fayed
Geoffrey Palmer ... Stanley Baldwin
Natalie Dormer ... Elizabeth
Laurence Fox ... Bertie
Douglas Reith ... Lord Brownlow
Katie McGrath ... Lady Thelma
Christina Chong ... Tenten
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Storyline

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

W.E. See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,074, 5 February 2012

Gross USA:

$583,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,042,203
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Semtex Films, IM Global See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vera Farmiga was cast to play Wallis Simpson, but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When Evgeni leaves to go find Wally, it is nighttime, but when he finds her, there is daylight coming through the windows of her room. See more »

Quotes

Wallis Simpson: Are you trying to seduce me?
Edward: Is it working?
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Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Edward the Traitor King
Composed by Neil Arthur
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The John Waters comment rocks!
22 September 2011 | by usemeruffSee all my reviews

I am on the "this movie sucks" team. I got to see it in Canada and what a pile of steaming diaper pudding it is. What happened to the Madonna we used to know? This is about as cutting edge and daring as Wonder Bread. It was like a 1930's fashion, makeup, and hairdo show, not a story or movie. And the "Julie & Julia" copycat storyline? Very original, Madge. Maybe you'll do an original novel for us next, something like "Wars & Pieces"? Snaps to the camera work and earlier mentioned wardrobe, makeup, and hair folks. The actors do the best they can at making chicken s**t into chicken salad. I read a bunch of actors bailed on this project early on. I wonder what they think about this?


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