Kate Winslet’s new movie is available to watch at home today!
Anning is today considered by many scholars as “the greatest fossilist the world has known,” according to the British Society for the History of Science, but her work was widely considered to be a hoax during her lifetime.
Ammonite premiered at the London Film Festival last month and was released in select US cinemas last month.
Don’t worry if you missed it though, as the movie is now available to rent on demand via Amazon Prime Video!
It’s expected to arrive in UK cinemas in 2021.
Alongside Kate Winslet, the brilliant cast also includes Saoirse Ronan (Mary Queen of Scots), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country), James McArdle (Mary Queen of Scots), and Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack).
Watch the trailer:
The official synopsis reads: “In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother.
“When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest.
“They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone.
“It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.”
Ammonite is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.