Ammonite is an upcoming romantic drama film directed and directed by Francis Lee. The film is inspired by the life of British paleontologist Mary Anning, played by Kate Winslet, and focuses on Anning and the role played by Saoirse Ronan. An imaginary romantic relationship between Charlotte Murchison. The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2020.


In the 1840s, the famous self-taught paleontologist Mary Anning worked alone on the wild and brutal southern coastline of southern England in the south of Lyme Regis. In the famous discovery era behind her, she now searches for common fossils and sells them to wealthy tourists to support herself and sick widows.

When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrived in Lyme on the first stop of his European tour, he commissioned Mary to take care of his young wife Charlotte, who was recovering from a personal tragedy. Mary’s life is struggling with poverty every day. She cannot refuse him, but because of her pride and ruthlessness in her work, she clashed with unwanted guests. They are two women from completely different worlds.

Despite the gulf between the social circle and the personality circle, Mary and Charlotte found that they each can provide what each other has been looking for: recognizing that they are not alone. This is the beginning of a passionate, all-out love that will challenge all social boundaries and unchangeably change the lives of both parties.

In December 2018, it was announced that Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan had joined the film, and Francis Lee directed his script. Iain Canning, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly and Emile Sherman are tug-of-war films, BBC films and British films Producer of the Academy. In March 2019, Fiona Shaw announced her role in the movie. In May 2019, it was announced that Alec Secareanu, James McArdle and Gemma Jones had joined the movie starring.


The main photography began on March 11, 2019 in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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In February 2019, Lionsgate and Transmission Films obtained Ammonite distribution rights in the UK and Australia respectively. In January 2020, Neon won the US distribution rights for this movie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was cancelled afterwards. It was also selected to be screened at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2020, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. It will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2020. On July 16, 2020, it was announced that Kate Winslet (Kate Winslet) will receive the tribute actor award at the 2020 Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 13, 2020.

Directed by
Francis Lee

Writing Credits
Francis Lee (written by)

Sarah White as Museum Cleaning Woman
Liam Thomas as Museum Workman
Sam Parks as Curator
Kate Winslet as Mary Anning
Gemma Jones as Molly Anning
Fiona Shaw as Elizabeth Philpot
Claire Rushbrook as Eleanor Butters
Alec Secareanu as Dr. Lieberson
James McArdle as Roderick Murchison
Saoirse Ronan as Charlotte Murchison
Nick Pearse as Three Cups Waiter
Victoria Elliott as Three Cups Maid

Beatrice Curnew as Party Guest
Susie Baxter as Party Guest
Gethin Alderman as Party Guest
Robert Purdy as Party Guest
Max Dowler as Party Guest
Paul Doods as Party Guest
John Mackay as Fine Gentleman
Mladen Petrov as David the Postman
David Juritz as Musician
Wendy Nottingham as Charlotte’s Maid
Ben Hancox as Musician
James Boyd as Musician

Peter Gregson as Musician
Pierre Bergman as Museum Gentleman (uncredited)
Nick Davison as Dock Worker (uncredited)
Juliet Guiness as Fishwife (uncredited)
Lindy Hennessy as Guest Diner (uncredited)
Michael Hennessy as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Leon Howe as Greengrocer (uncredited)
Robert Jarvis as Dock Worker (uncredited)
Robin Lee as Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Keith Lomas as Museum Gentleman (uncredited)
Mark Schneider as Fine Gentleman (uncredited)
Paul Wingrove as Three Cups Diner (uncredited)

Release Dates
Canada : 11 September 2020 (Toronto International Film Festival)
USA : 13 November 2020
France : 31 March 2021

Also Known As
(original title) : Ammonite
France : Ammonite
Germany : Ammonite
Poland : Amonit
UK : Ammonite
USA : Ammonite

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