Coco Chanel (film)

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For other films about Coco Chanel, see Coco Before Chanel and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.
Coco Chanel
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Genre Biopic
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher
Enrico Medioli
Lea Tafuri
Screenplay by James Carrington
Carla Giulia Casalini
Directed by Christian Duguay
Starring Shirley MacLaine
Malcolm McDowell
Theme music composer Andrea Guerra
Country of origin Italy
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Luca Bernabei
Matilde Bernabei
Nicolas Traube
Editor(s) Alessandro Lucidi
Cinematography Fabrizio Lucci
Running time 139 minutes
Production company(s) Lux Vide
Pampa Production
Alchemy Television
Original release
  • 13 September 2008 (2008-09-13) (USA)

Coco Chanel is a 2008 television film directed by Christian Duguay and written by Ron Hutchinson, Enrico Medioli and Lea Tafuri. It stars Shirley MacLaine as (the older) Coco Chanel, the pioneering French fashion designer. MacLaine was nominated for a Golden Globe award, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award for her work in the film.

Although an Italian-French-British production backed by Rai Uno and France 2, Coco Chanel was primarily intended for the US market[1] and was first broadcast in the United States on 13 September 2008 by cable channel Lifetime Television. It premiered in Italy three weeks later, and in France on 29 December 2008.[2] In Britain, it was first released on DVD, in June 2011.[3] Its first British TV broadcast was on True Entertainment in April 2014.[4]

Main cast[edit]

Home video release[edit]

On July 7, 2009, Coco Chanel was released on DVD in the Region 1 (US) format.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Globe Award
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film (MacLaine, nominated)
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Outstanding Female Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (MacLaine, nominated)
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Made for Television Movie (Nominated)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (MacLaine, nominated)


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