Joe Wright’s bold and innovative “re-imagining of the Russian classic Anna Karenina shot on a single sound stage in a dilapidated theatre starred Keira Knightley in the title role.
The film was adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel depicting the tragedy of Russian aristocrat Anna Karenina, wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin who has an affair with the affluent officer Count Vronksy. (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
It garnered four Academy Award and six BAFTA nominations, winning both Best Costume Design prizes.
I just missed getting Keira to sign my sketch of her as the Russian socialite at the film’s world premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square in September 2012, but eventually got her ‘graph, and might I say, a good ‘graph (usually it’s a quick K) and a dedication at the European premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit a couple of weeks ago.