Steve BENNEDIK

I am a journalist who worked for Newspapers and now Television news. This is the true story of Kathleen Newton and her relationship with three men. The Doctor she was sent to India to marry, the Naval Officer she fell in love with on the voyage, and the Artist who immortalised her on her return.
Kathleen Newton is best known as the mistress of French artist James Tissot. He painted her almost obsessively. She fascinated him in life and he attempted to connect with her after her death. The pictures give weight and poignancy to the story and they can be woven into the fabric of its telling.

Kathleen's life had so much drama, both highs and lows, it offers excellent material for a screenplay. I've written an 85-page script from which this submission is taken. Extracts from the Screenplay were selected to be read by four actors at the "Wonderous Stories" Film Festival, held at the Watermans Centre in West London in July, 2021.

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This is the story of Kathleen Newton and her relationship with three men. The Doctor she was sent to India to marry, the Naval Officer she fell in love with on the voyage, and the Artist, James Tissot, who immortalised her on her return. It is based on the latest, emerging research into her life.
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This is the story of Kathleen Newton and her relationship with three men. The Doctor she was sent to India to marry, the Naval Officer she fell in love with on the voyage, and the Artist, James Tissot, who immortalised her on her return. It is based on the latest, emerging research into her life.
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