06 November 2009

Keats on the big screen

Jane Campion's movie Bright Star will be released in Australia soon. Inspired by Andrew Motion's biography of the poet John Keats who died at the age of 26, it stars Ben Whishaw as John Keats and Australian Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne.

Motion says that "Keats's story is amazingly charged: poverty, doomed love, extraordinary natural talent, lingering illness and early death."

Click here to visit the official movie web site or here to visit Keats web site where you can read his poems and letters, or participate in a Keats forum.