The Duchess (TV series)

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The Duchess
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Created byKatherine Ryan
Written byKatherine Ryan
Directed byToby MacDonald
Music byOli Julian
Opening theme"Woman" by Diana Gordon[a]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)
  • Katherine Ryan
  • Petra Fried
  • Murray Ferguson
  • Dave Becky
  • Josh Lieberman
Producer(s)Gavin O'Grady
CinematographyKarl Óskarsson
Editor(s)Paul Dingwall
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time19–28 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkNetflix
Original release11 September 2020 (2020-09-11) –
External links
Official website

The Duchess is a 2020 British comedy-drama web television series created by and starring Katherine Ryan.[1][2] It premiered on Netflix on 11 September 2020.

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Katherine Ryan as Katherine, a ceramics artist and Olive's mother
  • Rory Keenan as Shep, Katherine's ex-partner, Olive's father and a former boy band member
  • Katy Byrne as Olive, Katherine and Shep's nine-year-old daughter
  • Steen Raskopoulos as Evan, Katherine's boyfriend and an orthodontist
  • Michelle de Swarte as Bev, Katherine's best friend and business partner
  • Sophie Fletcher as Jane, Millie's mother
  • Doon Mackichan as Cheryl, Shep's fiancée


  • Beau Gadsdon as Millie, Olive's friend
  • Tony Jayawardena as Mr. Michaels, Olive and Millie's headmaster
  • Anwar Lynch as Tom, Bev's husband and Shep's former bandmate
  • Geoff Norcott as Brian, Jane's husband
  • Naz Osmanoglu as Leo, a hygienist at Evan's practice
  • Maya Jama as Sandra, a dental nurse at Evan's practice



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)
2"Episode 2"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)
3"Episode 3"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)
4"Episode 4"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)
5"Episode 5"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)
6"Episode 6"Toby MacDonaldKatherine Ryan11 September 2020 (2020-09-11)


On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 50% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10.[3] On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 34 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4]


  1. ^ First episode only.


  1. ^ "The Duchess season 1 review – Katherine Ryan is on fire in her own Netflix series". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ "'The Duchess' Is a Tasteless Misfire by Netflix: TV Review". Variety. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ "The Duchess: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ "The Duchess – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 September 2020.

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