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26 April 1998 (USA) See more »
From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Helen Mirren ... Maggie Sheridan

Iain Glen ... Sebastian Stafford

Franco Nero ... Robert Tassi

Michael Maloney ... Oliver Peel

Lesley Manville ... Susie Peel
Iain Cuthbertson ... Charles Stafford
Barry Barnes ... D.S. Fagan

Michael Liebmann ... Bryan Gavin (as Michael Liebman)

John Kavanagh ... Michael Longley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Ann Barber ... Caroline

Chooye Bay ... Chan Mingkai (as Chooi Kheng-Beh)

William Boyer ... Computer Operator
Grace Boyle ... Cecilia
Peter Cooney ... Security Agent
John Cormack ... Solicitor
Sam Douglas ... Nilsson

Anton Evangelista ... Doorman

Karl Geary ... Aiden Finnegan
Roland Gift ... Eddie Mullen

Peter Gunn ... Geoff Bentham
Peter Harkness ... Garda
Anthony Ingram ... Doctor

Lorelei King ... Margot

Francis Magee ... Driver
Gregory McFarnon ... Young Robert Tassi
Sabina Michael ... Woman in Hotel
Justine Mitchell ... Nurse
Clive Moore ... Paramedic
Keith Newby ... Minicab Driver
Don Paul ... Salerno

Robert Portal ... Alex
Shezwae Powell ... Receptionist in Ladies' Room

Tony Rohr ... Landlord
Elizabeth Steele ... Shop Assistant

Gabriel Thomson ... Young Sebastian
Judi Trott ... Barbara Stafford / Police Woman

Rupert Vansittart ... Henry Fellows

Kal Weber ... American Boy
Angus Wright ... Young Charles Stafford

Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Allan Cubitt 

Produced by
Blair Breard .... line producer
Emma Burge .... producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Helen Mirren .... associate producer
Gub Neal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Salem 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Stephen Fineren 
Art Direction by
Tim Farmer 
Nick Wilkinson 
Costume Design by
Joey Attawia 
Production Management
Blair Breard .... production manager: US
Des Hughes .... production manager
Bill Leather .... production executive
Susy Liddell .... production associate
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Perkins .... second assistant director
Liz Reeve .... third assistant director
David Reid .... first assistant director
Simon Turner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Bird .... dressing props
Phil Buckley .... graphic designer
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer
Keith Eccleston .... carpenter
Michael Gleeson .... dressing props
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm
Terry Nixon .... stand-by props
Peter Phillips .... graphic designer
Mark Roberts .... painter
Roy Vivash .... dressing props
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor
Chris Nuttall .... post-sound assistant
Chris Nuttall .... sound
Mike Turner .... sound
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ian McKelvie .... special effects
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Burslem .... lighting gaffer
Paul Devlin .... electrician
Mike Fisher Jr. .... assistant grip
Chris Jones .... lighting gaffer
Keith Jones .... electrician
Ian Maghie .... grip
Eddie McCarthy .... electrician
Andrew McDonnell .... focus puller
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Steve Woods .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Aubry .... wardrobe assistant
Paul Gregory .... dresser
Rosa Leo .... dresser
Ruth Willis .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Anna Price .... script editor
Location Management
Steve Cheers .... location scout
Becky Jones .... location scout
Ken Mair .... location manager
Chris Morgan .... location manager
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Other crew
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Sara Forfar .... production secretary
Maria Grimley .... researcher
Rachel Leonard .... production secretary
Mariette Masters .... unit publicist
Cathy McLoughlin .... production coordinator
Vivien Philpot .... production finance (as Viv Philpot)
Jason Potter .... production runner
Anna Price .... script editor

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Also Known As:
"Art of Murder" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
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204 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

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When Maggie is discovered in the tub in her sister's house her pose, etc, is a loose interpretation of Jacques-Louis David's painting "The Death of Marat".See more »
Continuity: When Maggie confronts Aiden after the robbery, she takes the motorcycle helmet off with both hands but in alternating shots is also able to hold a gun on him.See more »
Maggie Sheridan:[Oliver has returned home &, hearing "Wild Thing" blaring, knows someone else is in the house: brandishing a cricket bat overhead, ascends the stairs, & more stairs, enters the bathroom. Finding his sister-in-law Maggie snoozing in the bath, he turns the bat toe-down. Maggie languidly turns her head & opens her eyes] Good match?
Oliver Peel:Rain stopped play.
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
absolutely fabulous in every way, 6 August 2001
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Another knockout performance by Helen Mirren as a down and out '60s folk singer who, in order to help the family that took her in, goes undercover as an art dealer. Mirren, of course, does the transition from drugged-out hippie throwback to a glamorous woman of the world perfectly in this intriguing and very exciting story. Iain Glen as Sebastian is charismatic and wonderful, as is the entire cast. Probably the best part of this mini-series is Mirren, as Maggie, interacting with her sister and brother-in-law. The family dynamics hit a perfect note. This is a must-see on all levels - acting, drama and suspense with warmth and humor thrown in. Mirren is not only a great actress but one with impeccable taste when it comes to many of the scripts that have been produced and shown in the U.S. on public television. Bravo!

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