Love & Friendship (2016)

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  • IMDb page: Love & Friendship (2016)
  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 2,184 votes
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 3 June 2016 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Filming Location: 38 North Great George’s Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Budget: €2,642,336 (estimated)
  • Gross: $9,421,117 (USA) (10 June 2016)
  • Director: Whit Stillman
  • Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Benjamin Esdraffo
  • Soundtrack: Sir Roger de Coverley
  • Plot Keyword: 1790s | Friendship | 18th Century | Period Piece | Costume Drama

Writing Credits By:

  • Jane Austen (based on her novella “Lady Susan”)
  • Whit Stillman

Known Trivia

  • The film was shot in 26 days 24 of 24 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel “Lady Susan”, first published in 1871. 10 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Sienna Miller was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out and was replaced by Kate Beckinsale. 14 of 15 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Despite have worked together before and been friends for more than a decade, Kate Beckinsale admittedly still doesn’t know how to pronounce the last name of her co-star Chloë Sevigny. 7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Kate Beckinsale’s first theatrical release in almost four years. 6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This will be the second time Kate Beckinsale has starred as a character from a Jane Austen book. She previously portrayed Emma Woodhouse in Emma (1996) TV movie (not the one starring Gwyneth Paltrow of the same year). 9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This will be the second film that Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny have co-starred together in, the first being The Last Days of Disco (1998), also directed by Whit Stillman. 16 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Whit Stillman’s highest grossing film at the US box office. 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • All of Kate Beckinsale’s costumes and the majority of Chloë Sevigny’s were custom-designed, despite a limited budget. 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Amazon Studios acquired the North American rights to the film, and teamed up with Roadside Attractions for its theatrical release. Curzon Artificial Eye handles the film’s UK release. 7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica — and herself too, naturally. Full summary » |  »

Story: Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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Produced By:

  • Lauranne Bourrachot known as producer
  • Trevor Brown known as associate producer
  • Rémi Burah known as co-producer
  • Marco Cherqui known as co-producer
  • Collin de Rham known as executive producer
  • Cathleen Dore known as line producer
  • Katie Holly known as producer
  • Russell Pennoyer known as executive producer
  • Keith Potter known as executive producer: Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board
  • Olivier Père known as co-producer
  • Whit Stillman known as producer
  • Raymond van der Kaaij known as co-producer
  • Kieron J. Walsh known as executive producer
  • Nigel Williams known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Kate Beckinsale known as Lady Susan Vernon
  • Morfydd Clark known as Frederica Vernon
  • Tom Bennett known as Sir James Martin
  • Jenn Murray known as Lady Lucy Manwaring
  • Lochlann O’Mearáin known as Lord Manwaring
  • Sophie Radermacher known as Miss Maria Manwaring
  • Chloë Sevigny known as Alicia Johnson
  • Stephen Fry known as Mr. Johnson
  • Jordan Waller known as Edward, Head Footman
  • Ross Mac Mahon known as Owen
  • Frank Prendergast known as Approaching Gentleman
  • Xavier Samuel known as Reginald DeCourcy
  • Emma Greenwell known as Catherine DeCourcy Vernon
  • Justin Edwards known as Charles Vernon
  • Kelly Campbell known as Mrs. Cross
  • Conor Lambert known as Wilson The Butler
  • Conor MacNeill known as The Young Curate
  • Frank Melia known as Coachman
  • Sylvie Benoiton known as Vernon Child #1
  • Daniel Magee known as Vernon Child #2
  • Jemma Redgrave known as Lady DeCourcy
  • James Fleet known as Sir Reginald DeCourcy
  • Rowan Finken known as Maids & Footmen
  • Dave Timbs known as Maids & Footmen
  • Laura Whelan known as Maids & Footmen
  • James Crerar known as Maids & Footmen
  • John Brennan known as Maids & Footmen
  • Olivia Fahy known as Maids & Footmen
  • Ellie Houlihan known as Maids & Footmen
  • Carla McGlynn known as Maids & Footmen
  • Darragh O’Connor known as Stable Boy (uncredited)

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  • Margot Boccia known as make up designer to kate beckinsale
  • Eileen Buggy known as hair designer
  • Ida Eriksson known as hair assistant
  • Zoë Gibney known as make up trainee
  • Anna Gronerus known as assistant hair stylist
  • Anna Gronerus known as hair assistant
  • Elaine Hopkins known as assistant makeup artist
  • Lynn Johnson known as key makeup artist
  • Rod Ortega known as hair designer to kate beckinsale

Art Department:

  • Jason Arkins known as stagehand
  • Elizabeth Brennan known as production buyer
  • Paul Cairnduff known as props trainee
  • Jules Harris known as props dresser
  • Paul Hedges Jr. known as chargehand dressing props
  • Andrew Hegarty known as assistant director – preproduction
  • Janet Hollingshead known as props buyer: pickups
  • Chan Kin known as stand-by props
  • Liam Maguire known as props runaround
  • Rupert O’Neill known as assistant standby props
  • Thomas O’Shaughnessy known as painter
  • Emma Ryan known as intern: art department
  • Mark Timmons known as assistant dressing props
  • Justine Wright known as assistant property buyer


Production Companies:

  • Westerly Films
  • Blinder Films
  • Chic Films
  • Protagonist Pictures
  • Revolver Amsterdam

Other Companies:

  • Arte France  funding
  • Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board  funding
  • Cinémage 10  funding
  • EGG Post Production  post-production facilities
  • Filmmore  post-production facilities
  • MovieExtras  extras casting
  • Nederlands Fonds voor de Film  funding
  • Netherlands Film Production Incentive  funding: EUR 81,467
  • Soficinéma 11  funding

Additional Details


  • Roadside Attractions (2016) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sophie Dulac Distribution (2016) (France) (theatrical)
  • Amazon Studios (2016) (USA) (all media)
  • Artificial Eye (2016) (UK) (all media)
  • Cinéart (2016) (Netherlands) (all media) (BeNeLux)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2016) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa & Iran)
  • Mongrel Media (2016) (Canada) (all media)
  • Red Apollo (2016) (China) (video)
  • Sookie Pictures (2016) (South Korea) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Filmmore (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Maris Abolins known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Miga Bär known as di producer
  • Remco Consten known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Sander Jansen known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Danielle Kempen known as visual effects supervisor: Filmmore
  • Margaux Masson known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Zsófia Pauliczky known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Matthijs Slijkhuis known as visual effects artist: Filmmore
  • Neeltje van der Heijden known as di producer
  • Hans van Helden known as visual effects supervisor: Filmmore
  • Willem Zwarthoed known as visual effects artist: Filmmore

MPAA: Rated PG for some thematic elements


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