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 Augustus Melmotte (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Sir Felix Carbury (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Paul Montague (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Hetta Carbury (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Lady Carbury (4 episodes, 2001)
Richard Cant ...
 Dolly Longestaffe (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Marie Melmotte (4 episodes, 2001)
Tom Fahy ...
 Butler - Grosvenor Square (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Croll (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Miles Grendall (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Mrs. Hurtle (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Lord Nidderdale (4 episodes, 2001)
Tony Britton ...
 Lord Alfred Grendall (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Longestaffe (4 episodes, 2001)
Helen Schlesinger ...
 Madame Melmotte (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Roger Carbury (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Ruby Ruggles (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Marquis of Auld Reekie (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Georgiana Longestaffe (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Broune (4 episodes, 2001)
Sarah Niven ...
 Simpson (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Alf (3 episodes, 2001)
Jon Rumney ...
 Herr Vossner (3 episodes, 2001)
Nicholas McGaughey ...
 John Crumb (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Mrs. Pipkin (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Brehgert (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Hamilton K. Fisker (3 episodes, 2001)
Lilo Baur ...
 Didon (2 episodes, 2001)
Tony Pritchard ...
 Mr. Wakeham (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lady Pomona Longestaffe (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lady Julia Monogram (2 episodes, 2001)
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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', but the "something" part is not always clear. Within weeks of arriving in London, he announces a new company and promises instant fortune to those who join him in this scheme. Melmotte is surrounded by a circle of decadent aristos, scheming widows and nouveau riche businessmen, all trying to get a piece of the financial pie. His disobedient daughter, Marie, is played by Shirley Henderson, while Cheryl Campbell, Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza bring to life the aristocratic but impoverished Carbury family. Written by <l_wuisan@hotmail.com>

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a great performance by David Suchet
22 April 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

We're still talking at home about David Suchet's performance, he's repulsive, horrifying, lying, charismatic, ugly, likable, credible and incredible. If he had been in an A movie, he could of had all the awards. I thought there weren't any actors like this around anymore. His character is Citizen Kane combined with Dracula, and he inhabits it with a vengeance. And the story! It seems to always be consciously paralleling the dot-com or Enron debacles, but isn't that what business has been like ever since stocks began?


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