BBC's Daphne Celebrates Daphne du Maurier

  • Aired 05/15/2008

BBC's 'Daphne' available on DVD, May 27th. In celebration of the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth, a new fact-based drama explores the secret love life of this renowned writer. Based on personal letters and biographies, the film charts the story of Daphne's unrequited passion for the beautiful and glamorous American heiress, Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun-loving actress Gertrude Lawrence. www.bbca