Lynda from Echostains mentioned in her comment to my first post on The Invisible Woman that she had seen a documentary about the affair Charles Dickens had with actress Nelly Ternan. I Googled and didn't find the one she mentioned, but did find this article.
To cut and paste,
It was recently announced that writer/director Armando Iannucci would follow up the uproarious Brit-comedy In the Loop with Out The Window, a recount of the secret love affair between renowned author Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan. It seems that it is merely the best of times, as the Victorian project is attracting some serious talent: The Observer reports Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) is now the frontrunner to portray Dickens in the biopic, with Ben Whishaw (Bright Star) also in the running.
I think Daniel Day-Lewis would make a terrific Dickens!