The celebrated director of The House of Mirth paints the life of Emily Dickinson in lush, appropriately poetic tones, with a powerful lead performance by Cynthia Nixon as the celebrated American poet and co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Vinnie. Living in self-imposed isolation from the world in her Massachusetts family home, yet still very much a part of high society, Dickinson uses her wit as a safeguard against her struggles with mental health and the patriarchal demands of her time.

  • 2 hr 6 minPG13
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • CYNTHIA NIXON

    CYNTHIA NIXONActor

    Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions," "Angels in America," "The Heidi Chronicles," and "The Women," and she managed to appear in both "Hurlyburly" and "The Real Thing" at the same time. Her stage honors include winning a Theatre World Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Tony Award. She is also a founding member of Drama Dept., a New York-based theater company. She had been a working, though mostly unknown, actress for almost 20 years when she hit the big time with her role on HBO's Sex and the City (1998), where the naturally blond Nixon played red-haired workaholic lawyer Miranda Hobbes.
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  • Jennifer Ehle

    Jennifer EhleActor

  • Keith Carradine

    Keith CarradineActor

  • Jodhi May

    Jodhi MayActor

  • ANNETTE BADLAND

    ANNETTE BADLANDActor

    Annette Badland was born on August 26, 1950 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Annette W. E. Badland. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Little Voice (1998).
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  • CATHERINE BAILEY

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