"Emma Mackey is no stranger to elaborate period costumes. Since her breakout as the deliciously acerbic Maeve Wiley in Sex Education, the 26-year-old French-British actor has donned showstopping ballgowns as Jacqueline de Bellefort in Death on the Nile and will soon be seen in bonnets and hoop skirts in Frances O’Connor’s elemental Emily Brontë biopic, Emily. But, before we watch her penning masterpieces and traipsing across the Yorkshire moors – and long before we see her in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, in a role that remains shrouded in mystery – she’ll appear in a corset, with her hair in an elaborate updo, in another ravishing 19th-century drama."

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