Plot 5779 - Unearthing Lizzie Siddal

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Actor Lily Cole is the voice of Elizabeth Siddall in a documentary in which the first 'supermodel' of the Victorian period presents her own story, debunking romantic myths and stripping away the literary and artistic interpretations of her life. Siddall is famous as the model for Pre-Raphaelite paintings such as John Millais’ Ophelia. Using the anniversary of her exhumation in Highgate cemetery as the focal point, 150 years later, Elizabeth climbs out of her grave to tell us her story – and listens to the opinions of today’s historians and critics.

Producer: Clare Walker

Actor Lily Cole plays Elizabeth Siddall who climbs out of her grave to tell her own story.

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