Director: William Nunez
Written by: William Nunez
Country: United Kingdom
Cast: Laura Haddock, Kathy Bates, Derek Jacobi, Tom Hughes, Charlie Kelly
Set against the glamorous backdrop of Britain’s roaring ’20s, The Laureate tells the story of young British War Poet Robert Graves, who is married with four children when he meets and becomes romantically involved with Laura Riding, a writer from America. Defying the conventions of polite society, Riding moves in with Graves and his wife living as a menage a tois. Then with the arrival of strappingly handsome Irish poet Geoffrey Phibbs, the arrangement becomes a menage a quatre. But soon tensions and rivalries become so fraught that Graves is a suspect for attempted murder.
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Oxfordshire, England, UK
18 May 2014 – 1 December 2014
Considering Kathy Bates was announced to join the cast in 2018, this original schedule was likely changed. More information will be added once available, but the project still has the status as Pre-Production. It was announced in February 2018 that Principal photography is scheduled to commence in April.
Trivia & Goofs
Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell were cast but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.