W.E. - Trailer
Director MadonnaYear 2012Genre(s) Alternative
In 1998 came the news that the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor was to be auctioned off. No one was more interested in this news than Wally Winthrop, who discovers the romantic story of King Edward VIII and American socialite Wallis Simpson. Wally, who is trapped in an unhappy marriage, is enchanted by the way the unlikely couple were in love and she dreams of being in a love like that. She becomes obessed with Edward and Wallis and begins researching into their romance, by travelling to various places that the couple frequented and even visiting several auctions of the Windsor estate.
The reality for the King and his new lover could not have been any more different. In 1936, he fell in love with Wallis, who had been married twice previously. Unfortunately for him, Edward could not reign and marry Wallis at the same time. He came under constant pressure from the Royal Family, who urged him to stop seeing Wallis and continue reigning. Afterjust 926 days on the throne, Edward famously abdicated the throne, sending shockwaves up and down the UK.
Friday 20th January 2012
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Abbie Cornish, Natalie Dormer, Oscar Isaac, Katie McGrath, David Harbour, Laurence Fox, James Fox, Annabelle Wallis, Richard Coyle and Natalie Gal.
Directed by: Madonna