2006 – Marie Antoinette

Jamie as Count Axel von Fersen

Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Written by: Sofia Coppola
Produced by: Sofia Coppola
Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)
Original release: October 20, 2006 (UK)
Rated: Rated PG13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Other cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rose Byrne
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An Austrian teenager marries the Dauphin of France and becomes that country’s queen following the death of King Louis XV (Judy Davis) in 1774. Years later, after a life of luxury and privilege, Marie Antoinette loses her head during the French Revolution.

Screen Captures

Production Stills




This is Jamie Dornan’s first movie role

Count Fersen and Marie Antoinettes love affair went on for the rest of their lives. Whether or not it was consummated like it was in the film is up for speculation. But Louis XVI was very fond of Fersen and most likely knew of the affair but did nothing to stop it. Fersen helped organize a failed escape plan for the royal family after they were taken to Paris. He mourned the queen after she was beheaded

Sofia Coppola based the look of Count Axel von Fersen (Jamie Dornan) on 1980s pop singer Adam Ant

The French government granted special permission for the crew to film in the Palace of Versailles

Wine was served during all meals for the cast and crew as is customary when filming in France

The film crew were allowed to store most of their equipment in the real Marie Antoinette’s bedroom

Was ranked #3 on US Weekly’s Top Ten Films of 2006

Filming Locations

Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France

Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France

Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Chateau de Millemont, Yvelines, France

Château de Chantilly, Chantilly, France

Hotel du Soubise, Paris, France

Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France

Lycee Hoche, Versailles, France

Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, UK (studio)