Magazine article Screen International

Keira Knightley Drama 'Colette' Adds Dominic West Ahead of Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Keira Knightley Drama 'Colette' Adds Dominic West Ahead of Shoot

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EXCLUSIVE: West to star opposite Knightley in biopic of iconic French writer.

The Wire And The Affair star Dominic West will appear opposite Keira Knightley in upcoming drama Colette, based on the life of the French author who wrote Gigi and Cheri.

In the film, the novelist and influential society figure overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading figure in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

West will play Colette's first husband Henry Gauthier-Villars, a well-known author and publisher.

Fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, he introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging her own lesbian dalliances. …

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