1973: Californian journalist Ellie Morgan sets out on a mission to
research the life of Adele Astaire, famed 1920s dancer and comedienne,
older sister to Fred Astaire. She uncovers a wealth of material from
the people who knew her.
1905: Eight-year-old Adele Austerlitz moves from her humble home in
Omaha, Nebraska, with her five-year-old brother Fred, to New York to
begin training at a professional stage academy. They undertake a
gruelling schedule of rehearsals and touring, setting the foundations
of what will be the most famous and sought-after dance partnership on
1928: Patricia Ryan, a no-nonsense Irish girl takes a job as a
housemaid at Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland.
All of their lives will intersect, weaving the tale of one of the most
famous women of her time – charismatic entertainer, celebrity, fashion
icon, muse to artists and writers, and favourite of royalty.
Adele is a tale of talent, glamour and fame at the height of the