Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by François Ozon. It is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Taylor, about the short life of a passionate young woman in Edwardian England for whom the fake world of the pulpy novels she writes replaces reality. The protagonist was portrayed by Romola Garai; other characters were played by Sam Neill, Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Rampling.


At age 17 the fatherless Angel Deverell is a misfit, living above her mother's grocery shop and writing overblown novels of impossible romance. A London publisher agrees to take one of her works, which proves a success, and others follow. The money allows her to buy "Paradise", a grand country house, and play at the life of an aristocrat.