Chevalier Starring Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in Theaters April 21, 2023

Judith Davis
2 min readApr 23, 2023

Landing in theaters on April 21, 2023 is the film Chevalier.

The film is inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bologne, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.

Actor Kelvin Harrison, Jr. at Tribeca Film Festival April 2019 for the film Luce.

The film stars Kelvin Harrison, Jr. as Joseph Bologne. Harrisons shines in the role and it is evident he is quite selective on the characters he decides to portray.

Actor Kelvin Harrison, Jr. at the Cyrano film screening and panel in NYC in 2021

His portrayal of Bologne invites younger audiences to learn about this important history as well discover how this man contributed to classical music and opera.

The film is directed by Stephen Williams and the cast includes: Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan, and Minnie Driver.

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Judith Davis

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