The Glass Virgin (1995)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Drama, Romance
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 432 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 52 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 151 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Feb 2013
 
omg
a list of 42 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Glass Virgin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Glass Virgin (1995– )

The Glass Virgin (1995– ) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Glass Virgin.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1995  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves
Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham
He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage.

Stars: Oliver Dimsdale, Christina Cole, Laura Fraser
Berkeley Square (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady
Colour Blind (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A gritty period drama set in industrial Tyneside during World War I. Life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.

Stars: Joe Caffrey, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian Embleton
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Philip Davis
The Gambling Man (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Robson Green, Ian Cullen, Bernard Hill
The Buccaneers (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino
The Inheritance (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart
The Moonstone (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. Her fiancee calls in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman
Stars: Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes, Terrence Hardiman
The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy
Lady Audley's Secret (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Wealthy estate owner sir Michael Audley willingly marries a gold-digger, his only daughter Alicia's governess Lucy née Gray. Sir Michael's dashing, in-living orphaned nephew Robert 'Bob' ... See full summary »

Director: Betsan Morris Evans
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Neve McIntosh, Juliette Caton
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jan Graveson ...
 Betty Watford (3 episodes, 1995)
Christine Kavanagh ...
 Rosina Lagrange (3 episodes, 1995)
...
 Manuel Mendoza (3 episodes, 1995)
...
 Annabella Lagrange (3 episodes, 1995)
Jean Heywood ...
 Amy (3 episodes, 1995)
...
 Edmund Lagrange (2 episodes, 1995)
...
 Lady Constance (2 episodes, 1995)
Avril Elgar ...
 Alice Piecliff (2 episodes, 1995)
Jack McBride ...
 Armourer (2 episodes, 1995)
Darren Newton ...
 Willy Fairbairn (2 episodes, 1995)
Harrison Philips ...
 Big Fellow (2 episodes, 1995)
Ford Prefect ...
 Michael Fairbairn (2 episodes, 1995)
Sarah Preston ...
 Agnes Fairbairn (2 episodes, 1995)
Crispin Redman ...
 George Boston (2 episodes, 1995)
Catherine Terris ...
 Mrs. Fairbairn (2 episodes, 1995)
Ralph Watson ...
 Mr. Fairbairn (2 episodes, 1995)
Denise Welch ...
 Jessie (2 episodes, 1995)
Edit

Storyline

Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former groom, a young Irishman with the very Spanish name of Manuel Mendoza. Together they travel the Northumbria countryside from job to job in his horse and caravan, Annabella trapped in limbo between her upper class upbringing which has rejected her, and the working class who are sometimes suspicious of her, only Manuel understanding her situation. Written by kitsilanoca@yahoo.ca

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1995 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Edmund Lagrange: It's my daughter Annabella. You're to bring her up in this house. The mother wasn't suitable.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Painfully melodramatic schmaltz
30 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason to watch this is to see a pre-North and South, pre-Downton Abbey Brendan Coyle. The usually lovely Nigel Havers is painful as a stereotypical villain, and though Coyle too is slumming it, we at least see his charm. Catherine Cookson's characters are two-dimensional, her plots plodding and unlikely, her portrayal of period social mores and class conflict ridiculously exaggerated. The film's so-called foreshadowing is heavy-handed and so is the acting. Not even otherwise talented, well-trained British actors can really rise above the crummy script. There are better historical fiction writers out there worth dramatising, I'm sure, but somehow Cookson's style melodrama and tin ear (for both dialogue and period setting) finds an audience. The discerning Masterpiece/BBC/ITV period drama fan will stay away. I give a 2 only for Coyle and glimpses of Havers.


7 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
OT: Brendan Coyle in North + South, 2004 heartfelt4-1
Wrong Cast dianem-2
Discuss The Glass Virgin (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?