Stage Beauty 16 years old

She was the first of her kind. He was the last of his.

Stage Beauty

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when powerful people support her, King Charles II lifts the ban on female stage performers. And just as Maria aided Ned, she needs his help to learn her new profession.


Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonneville

Samuel Pepys

Claire Danes
Claire Danes


Alice Eve
Alice Eve

Miss Frayne

Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup

Ned Kynaston

Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson


All Cast

Name Character
Tom Wilkinson He was 55, now 72 years old as Betterton
Stephen Marcus He was 42, now 59 years old as Thomas Cockerell
Tom Hollander He was 37, now 53 years old as Sir Peter Lely
Rupert Everett He was 45, now 62 years old as King Charles II
Claire Danes She was 25, now 42 years old as Maria
Fenella Woolgar She was 35, now 52 years old as Lady Meresvale
Billy Crudup He was 36, now 53 years old as Ned Kynaston
Edward Fox He was 67, now 84 years old as Sir Edward Hyde
Richard Griffiths He was 57, 65 years old when he died as Sir Charles Sedley
Hugh Bonneville He was 40, now 57 years old as Samuel Pepys
Ben Chaplin He was 34, now 51 years old as George Villiars, Duke of Buckingham
Derek Hutchinson as Stage Manager
Clare Higgins She was 48, now 65 years old as Mistress Revels
Zoe Tapper She was 22, now 39 years old as Nell Gwynn
Alice Eve She was 22, now 39 years old as Miss Frayne
David Westhead He was 41, now 58 years old as Harry
Mark Letheren He was 33, now 50 years old as Male Emelia/Dickie
Jack Kempton as Call Boy
Nick Barber as Nick
Isabella Calthorpe She was 24, now 41 years old as Lady Jane Bellamy


Name Department
Jim Clay as Production Design. He was 56 (now 73) years old Art
Tariq Anwar as Editor. He was 58 (now 75) years old Editing
Richard Eyre as Director. He was 61 (now 78) years old Directing
Tim Hatley as Costume Design. He was 37 (now 54) years old Costume & Make-Up
Jeffrey Hatcher as Writer. He was 46 (now 63) years old Writing
Robert De Niro as Producer. He was 61 (now 77) years old Production
Lisa Westcott as Makeup Designer. She was 4 (now 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Stage Beauty poster
Stage Beauty (16 years)

She was the first of her kind. He was the last of his.

  • Release day: Friday, September 03, 2004
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Revenue: 776691.00