- Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall and Sally Hawkins
- November 5th 2021
- Pablo Larrain
Kristen Stewart plays beloved British royal Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s biographical drama.
Princess Diana has been portrayed many times onscreen by the likes of Naomi Watts and Emma Corrin – and now it’s Kristen Stewart’s turn.
Pablo Larrain’s biographical psychological drama, which is described onscreen as a fable, imagines what might have happened to Princess Diana when she had to spend three days over Christmas with the royal family on the Sandringham Estate in the early ’90s. Her marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) has already gone cold and getting through those days proves to be very difficult.
If you’re expecting Spencer to be a straightforward biopic then you’ll be quite disappointed as it is more of an intimate portrait that explores Diana’s mental health, with particular focus on her eating disorder. Not an awful lot happens plot-wise and seems to mostly be a series of vignettes about her little acts of rebellion – such as wearing her planned Christmas ensembles in the wrong order –...