Colette hits our screens this week, and to mark the occasion we spent some time with supporting actress Denise Gough, back in Toronto at the film festival. We spoke to the Irish star – who plays Missy, alongside Keira Knightley’s Colette – on the inspiration of this tale and these empowering women.

She also tells us how she knew so little about Colette when growing up in Ireland, and also how little information was available to her about her own character in the film too, someone she goes on to explain she has a great deal of respect for, and hopes this movie will give her the platform and so deserved. Gough then discusses her future roles, in Monday with Sebastian Stan and in Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King, while finally commenting on her career, and how she’s starting to make the shift from stage to screen.

Watch the full interview below:


After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

Colette is out in cinemas now.