The Grand Duke is a primary antagonist in the 2015 adaptation of Cinderella. He was portrayed by Stellan Skarsgard.

Role in the film[]

He is more loyal to the kingdom's future, than the Prince's and the King's wishes, to further his own power.

He first appears in the film expressing his worries to the King, about the Prince's obsession with a girl, he met in the woods, on a hunt one day. He later appears at the ball, introducing the Prince to Princess Chelina. Lady Tremaine overhears the Duke worrying that the Prince is spending time with the "mysterious princess." Lady Tremaine later blackmails the Duke into giving her power, while she doesn't tell the kingdom that the mysterious princess was in fact a peasant worker.

He later leaves the kingdom in disgrace, never to return, alongside Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella.