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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 August 2003 (USA)
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »

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Michael Henchard (as Ciaran Hinds)
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Darren Hawkes ...
Auctioneer
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Michael Beint ...
Coachman
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John Surman ...
Tent Auctioneer
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Staylaces Dealer
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Councillor Vatt
Richard Moore ...
Councillor Chalkfield
Elliot Head ...
Waiter
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realizing his loss, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far. Eighteen years later, Henchard has become Mayor of Casterbridge, a man well respected but not well liked. The unexpected return of his wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane sets off a turn of events that force him to face the consequences of his selfish impulses and violent temper. Written by Raya Jacob

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Flawless!
30 December 2003 | by (Lytham St. Annes) – See all my reviews

Surprise surprise, yet another world-class performance from Mr Ciaran Hinds. When is this guy going to be on 20 million a movie? Come on directors, give this guy the break he so richly deserves. Solid performances all round and compulsive viewing. Credits also for the set pieces etc and direction and pace.


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