- Video: Color
- Released: October 16, 2007
- Label: BBC Warner
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Few names in literary history have quite the legendary status as Lord Byron. A key figure in the Romantic Movement, which changed literature forever, he led a life that was as passionate and as compelling as his poems. In this biopic, Johnny Lee Miller (TRAINSPOTTING) stars as the sensual man behind some of the world's most notable verses. Miller's performance captures not only the spirit of the poet but the time he lived in. The film focuses on the period of Lord Byron's life involving his incestuous affair with his half sister Augusta and the complicated mess of sex and love triangles that followed. His exploits and partying during these hedonistic adventures ultimately ends with a self imposed exile in Greece where he died fighting for that country's independence. It's a story about celebrity and image in a time before tabloids and mass media, and while Byron's life may sound decadent, it took a heavy toll on his heart, which is captured elegantly in this film's images and performances.