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The 3 November cinema releases you don’t want to miss

These three untold biopics are making all the headlines.

Written by Chris Kingston
Published 06.11.2021

SPENCER

Out now

When we first heard there was going to be yet another biographical drama about the late Princess Diana, we have to admit that we were a little sceptical. But as soon as we saw Kristin Stewart in the trailer for Spencer, we knew this flick was going to be a gamechanger.

Set at Her Majesty the Queen’s Sandringham Estate during the Christmas festivities in December 1991, with the marriage between Diana and Charles having long since grown cold, the film follows Princess Diana’s decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles and essentially leave the Royal family. With rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, Spencer is an epic imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

And Stewart isn’t the only standout performer – her co-stars include A-listers Timothy Spall, Sean Harris and Sally Hawkins in supporting roles, so you’re instantly swept away by the wealth of acting talent here.

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KING RICHARD

Out 19 November

Based on a true story which has inspired the world, King Richard is a biographical film following the journey of Richard Williams – father and coach of the most famous tennis players of all time, Venus and Serena.

Played by the one and only Will Smith, who gives a towering performance, alongside real-life sisters Aunjanue and Sanjanue Ellis, King Richard charts the family’s unique journey from the discovery that both girls are extraordinarily gifted athletes as youngsters on the streets of California, to their shared conquering of the world of tennis and their emergence as global superstars. Let’s just say, we’ll be surprised if Will Smith doesn’t get an Oscar nomination following this flick.

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HOUSE OF GUCCI

Out 26 November

The third and final biopic on our list of November’s newest releases is an epic crime drama directed by North East native, Ridley Scott – aka, the genius behind Gladiator, Alien, Thelma & Louise and The Martian.

Based on the book of the same name, Scott’s latest endeavour, House of Gucci, stars Lady Gaga as Patizia Reggiani, who leads an impressive cast including Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and the legendary Al Pacino.

Set in Italy and spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence and revenge, House of Gucci depicts the events and aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci –Italian businessman and head of the iconic fashion house, Gucci. If you love true crime and fashion, then you’re in for a treat.

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