Filming is underway in Poland on a new biopic about the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the first woman ever to win not one, but two, Nobel prizes for her seminal discoveries in physics and chemistry. The French, German and Polish co-production is the work of post-feminist French director Marie Noelle for whom the Polish-born 20th century scientist has been an inspiration since childhood. Working in Paris, Curie coined the term ‘radioactivity’ after discovering the elements polonium and radium. In 1903, she became the first-ever woman to win a Nobel for her achievements in physics and she followed up the feat with a Nobel prize in chemistry in 1911. ‘Within a space of six years, she gave birth to a child, lost her beloved husband with whom she shared her passion for scientific research and fell in love again (with a married man) sparking a high-profile public scandal, and then she

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