Coco Chanel
Promotional poster
Written byJeffrey Hatcher
Enrico Medioli
Lea Tafuri
Screenplay byJames Carrington
Carla Giulia Casalini
Directed byChristian Duguay
StarringShirley MacLaine
Malcolm McDowell
Theme music composerAndrea Guerra
Country of originItaly
United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducersLuca Bernabei
Matilde Bernabei
Nicolas Traube
CinematographyFabrizio Lucci
EditorAlessandro Lucidi
Running time139 minutes
Production companiesLux Vide
Rai Fiction
Pampa Production
Alchemy Television
Original release
  • 13 September 2008 (2008-09-13)

Coco Chanel is a 2008 biographical drama 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. It premiered in Italy on 5 October 2008 and in France on 29 December 2008.[citation needed] In the United Kingdom, it was first released on DVD, on 6 June 2011.[2] Its first British TV broadcast was on True Entertainment on 7 April 2014.[3]

Main cast

Home video release

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

Awards and nominations

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)