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Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Little and Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave star in the dramatic, true story of Lord Byron, the greatest romantic poet of his age, whose life was even more adventurous and scandalous than the heroes of his epic poems. A wildly successful poet, notorious lover, political radical, wit and foreign adventurer, Byron was a figure who defined the romantic spirit of the early 19th Century in the most reckless and brazen terms. Here is a man who hurls himself into every imaginable experience but cannot find fulfilment in any of them. In five days, he rises from obscurity to superstar status, invited to parties everywhere and pursued by women determined to get close to the sexiest and most exciting man in England. But at the height of his fame, Byron throws it all away in a scandal that ultimately forced him to flee the country. After a brief fling with an Italian countess, he dies helping the Greek fight for independence. Relive the true story of one of history's greatest romantic and tragic heroes in this moving drama from the BBC.


Studio Warner
SKU 204936727
UPC 794051239723
UPC 14 00794051239723
Format DVD
Release Date 10/16/2007
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Adrian Johnston - Original Music By
Astrid Sieben - Art Director
David Odd - Cinematographer
Emma MacDevitt - Art Director
Howard Kingston - Executive Producer
John Paul Kelly - Production Designer
Jonny Lee Miller - Actor
Julian Farino - Director
Natasha Little - Actor
Nick Dear - Writer
Pia Di Ciaula - Editor
Ruth Baumgarten - Producer
Stephen Campbell Moore - Actor
Vanessa Redgrave - Actor
ReviewSource Variety
Review As with most tortured, self-indulgent artists, Lord Byron's celebrity and the attendant excesses eventually exacted a toll -- albeit by 19th-century standards, which both contrast and echo today's tabloid headlines, minus any carriage-bumping paparazzi. Yet while "Byron" features a fine central perf by Jonny Lee Miller ("Trainspotting") as the romantic poet, this lavish BBC production becomes sluggish in its second half and yields minimal insight into Byron's tragic life beyond his lengthy roster of carnal conquests...It's always nice, of course, to be reminded that there was ample debauchery and bodice-ripping among the decadent aristocracy in the old days -- you know, before television -- but "Byron" accomplishes only half its job. A BBC exec dubbed it "a radical, anti-establishment, historical drama," and it does provide a good sense of the man and his era. What's less clear are the poetic contributions that explain why we're watching three hours devoted to him 180 years after his death.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
Detroit Free Press Fueled by Miller's fine performance, the opulent Byron captures the eccentric spirit of a hopeless romantic.
N.F. Mendoza, The Hollywood Reporter ...[the cinematography] is beautiful, appropriately dark and gloomy...[the costumes] are both accurate and innovative...
TV Guide ...juicy biopic...If John Lennon was right and genius is pain, then Lord Byron is a positive Einstein.

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