The Laureate is a passionate and unflinching tale of sexual awakening, obsession and jealousy, set during the life of one of the twentieth century’s most popular and influential writers.
In the mid-1920s, celebrated poet and writer Robert Graves returns from war traumatised and creatively struggling. It takes young poet Laura Riding to re-ignite Robert’s passion, and with the blessing of his wife, Nancy, his muse becomes his lover. With the three of them sharing a life, Laura’s attention soon turns to Nancy, and a complicated relationship that scandalised society threatens to risk everything they have. With powerful and committed performances from Tom Hughes (Victoria), Dianna Agron (Glee) and Laura Haddock (Downton Abbey: A New Era), The Laureate is written and directed by William Nunez.