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By Charlie David Page
24th June 2018

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley - and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth).

So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

The 'Mary Shelley' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Check our Comps page for all a list of our winners.

Competition opens at 5pm AEST on Sunday 24th June 2018 and closes at 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 1st July 2018. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 2nd July 2018. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one double pass to 'Mary Shelley'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.

'Mary Shelley' is in cinemas from Thursday the 5th July 2018 through Transmission.

RELEASE DATE: 05/07/2018
RUN TIME: 2h 0m
CAST: Elle Fanning
Douglas Booth
Bel Powley
Maisie Williams
Joanne Froggatt
Stephen Dillane
Tom Sturridge
Ben Hardy
Hugh O'Conor
Jack Hickey
DIRECTOR: Haifaa Al-Mansour
WRITERS: Conor McPherson
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Emma Jensen
PRODUCERS: Alan Moloney
Amy Baer
Ruth Coady
SCORE: Amelia Warner
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