Competition: Watch Effie Gray at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

12 November 2014 by Felicity

Emma Thompson (left) and Dakota Fanning (right) star in Effie Gray

Emma Thompson (left) and Dakota Fanning (right) both star in Effie Gray

Could there be a better place to watch the recently released film ‘Effie Gray’, telling the story of the famous Victorian love triangle involving Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais, than the main hall of the Lady Lever Art Gallery?

The main hall is home to several masterpieces by the artist, including Bubbles, Spring (Apple Blossoms) and Cymon and Iphigenia – making it the perfect setting!

We have five pairs of tickets to give away to a unique screening of the film, which will take place at the Gallery on Thursday 20 November, from 6pm.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning, email the answer to the question below, along with your name and contact number, to

Question: Paintings by the following artists are on display at the Gallery, but which of these artists was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood?

  • George Romney
  • Lord Frederick Leighton
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 17 November. Winners will be notified on Tuesday 18 November.

The love triangle explored in ‘Effie Gray’ involves Victorian art critic John Ruskin (played by Greg Wise), his wife, Euphemia ‘Effie’ Gray (Dakota Fanning), and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

The film also features Emma Thompson, David Suchet, Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane among the star-studded cast.

When entering the competition, please make sure that you are free to attend on Thursday 20 November. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the cafe from 6pm, before the screening commences at 7.15pm.

Good luck!

Photo credit: David Levinthal

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