Keira Knightley in The Duchess
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In The Duchess, Keira Knightley is luminous and lavishly upholstered as Georgiana, the duchess of Devonshire, 18th-century "it girl" and chattel bride to a dyspeptic blueblood (Ralph Fiennes, who burps up his lines as if communication caused indigestion).