The Invisible Woman script
Synopsis: Nelly Wharton Robinson (Felicity Jones) recalls a fateful time from her past when, as a young actress, she met author Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) and secretly became his mistress and muse.

GEORGE (CONT’D)

(hushed)

Mr Benham has been here since-

NELLY:

(nods)

Yes..Yes..I am so sorry.

GEORGE:

Mr Lambourne has been organising

the boys as best he can.

NELLY:

I lost all sense of time.

NELLY hurrying along the corridor, a sense of activity as

she passes-

NELLY (CONT’D)

(in passing)

Careful with those corners,

Langan-

A SCHOOLBOY nods, carrying a huge piece of scenery with

ANOTHER BOY follow NELLY through a distant door into-

5 INT. SCHOOLHALL. MARGATE. DAY. 1885. 5

And at once, NELLY is on-

The SCHOOLBOYS smile with relief on seeing-

NELLY:

Mr Benham I am so sorry..I am

here..I am here.

NELLY looking to the SCHOOLBOYS with a reassuring smile and

a smile of thanks to LAMBOURNE.

NELLY (CONT’D)

(to all)

Forgive me. Dear Boys.

NELLY, energy infectious, lights up the room as she enters.

Blue Revisions dated 11th June 2012 4.

NELLY (CONT’D)

Let’s go from the third act. Mr

Benham must not see all our tricks

quite yet or there will be nothing

left to show him tomorrow.

BENHAM:

It is cold outside.

NELLY:

It is. But it clears the mind.

BENHAM:

It does. It does.

BENHAM clutches a couple of volumes of DICKENS-Great

Expectations and David Copperfield.

BENHAM (CONT’D)

It would be good to decide on the

readings before the end of term.

NELLY:

Yes..Yes of course..I am happy to

consider your suggestions. Maybe

later?

NELLY wavers, nods, smiles, turning her attention back to

the boys.

NELLY (CONT’D)

Laurenson? Tanner? Are we ready?

Good.

NELLY smiles at the SCHOOLBOY ACTORS, with encouragement.

She nods to MR LAMBOURNE.

NELLY (CONT’D)

Mr Lambourne, are you happy with

everything as it is?

LAMBOURNE nods.

NELLY (CONT’D)

(eyeing WAITER)

The moustaches works well, I

think.

SUDDENLY GEOFFREY WHARTON ROBINSON[6yrs] the angelic lion

peers from behind the wings. NELLY, eyes him

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Abi Morgan

Abi Morgan (born 1968) is a British playwright and screenwriter known for her works for television, such as Sex Traffic and The Hour, and the films Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, Shame and Suffragette. more…

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