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Maggie Wadey (screenplay)
Mary Webb (novel)
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In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently. | Add synopsis »
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John Bowe ... Kester Woodseaves

Janet McTeer ... Prue Sarn

Clive Owen ... Gideon Sarn
Jane Wood ... Mrs. Sarn

Jim Carter ... Sarn

John McEnery ... Wizard Beguildy
Emily Morgan ... Jancis Beguildy
Lynne Verrall ... Mrs. Beguildy
Wendy Nottingham ... Tivvy Sexton
Jack Hudson ... Sexton

Catherine Terris ... Mrs. Sexton

Roy Holder ... Callard
Veronica Doran ... Mrs. Callard
Colin Prockter ... Ox-Driver
Susan Porrett ... Mrs. Ox-Driver
Milton Johns ... Grimble
Katy Weaver ... Mrs. Grimble
John Forgeham ... Huglet
Susan Curnow ... Felena
David Belcher ... Parson
Dave Roberts ... Camperdine
Kenny Lester ... Camperdine's Friend

Anthony Styles ... Camperdine's Friend
Andrew Heart ... Man at Baiting
Trevor Peake ... Man at Baiting
Marc Stanton ... Man at Baiting
Robin Turner ... Man at Baiting
Margaret Jackman ... Old Woman
Michael Crook ... Troublemaker
Haf Morgan ... Barren Woman (as Hâf Morgan)
Katy Rathmell ... Prue (aged 6)
Sally Davies ... Jancis (aged 5)
Sally Chadd ... Jancis (aged 11)
Darren Corneille ... Gideon (aged 5)
Lee Bebb ... Gideon (aged 11)
Edward Burton ... Tim Ox-Driver
Ronan Harvey ... Tim Ox-Driver (aged 4)
Jamie Mollart ... Second Ox-Driver Boy
Gayle Schofield ... Tivvy (aged 9)
Caroline Ellis ... Sukey (aged 15)
Jessica Davies ... Moll (aged 15)
Michelle Williams ... Sukey (aged 10)
Elizabeth Hunt ... Moll (aged 10)
Gareth Banks ... Callard Child
Rosie Clark ... Callard Child
Ann Marie Davies ... Callard Child (as Anne-Marie Davies)
Lyndsay Holland ... Callard Child
Jennifer Jones ... Callard Child
David Trenberth ... Callard Child

Directed by
Christopher Menaul 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maggie Wadey  screenplay
Mary Webb  novel

Produced by
Louis Marks .... producer
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
Cinematography by
Colin Munn 
Film Editing by
Dave King 
Production Design by
Christopher Robilliard 
Makeup Department
Derek Lloyd .... makeup artist
Jan Nethercot .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dermot Boyd .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Beaumont .... gaffer
Other crew
Paul Marcus .... script editor

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120 min | Argentina:123 min

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Anyone know where I can get a copy of this?, 24 August 2001
Author: Estelle Piper ( from San Jose, California - USA

This is a great TV miniseries of a classic novel. Janet McTeer and John Bowe, in the lead roles, are exceptional. This is one of the best adaptations from a book that I have seen. I would LOVE to get a copy of this - let me know if you know how I might get one...Thanks!

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