Daniel Deronda (2002)

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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

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 Daniel Deronda (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Gwendolen Harleth (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Henleigh Grandcourt (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mirah Lapidoth (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Sir Hugo Mallinger (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Lush (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Hans Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Georgie Glen ...
 Lady Mallinger (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Kate Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Jackson ...
 Mab Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Serena Martin ...
 Phoebe Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Fanny Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)
Clarista Hoult ...
 Mallinger girl #1 (3 episodes, 2002)
Emma Deigman ...
 Mallinger girl #2 (3 episodes, 2002)
Poppy Rogers ...
 Mallinger girl #3 (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Herr Klesmer (3 episodes, 2002)
Anna Steel ...
 Catherine Arrowpoint (3 episodes, 2002)
Joe Starrs ...
 Young Henleigh (3 episodes, 2002)
Gillian Maguire ...
 Bertha Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Isobel Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Lydia Glasher (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Lord Brackenshaw (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mr. Arrowpoint (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Arrowpoint (3 episodes, 2002)
Nickolas Grace ...
 Vandernoodt (3 episodes, 2002)
Lesley Stratton ...
 Adelaide Cohen (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Marks ...
 Jacob Cohen (2 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Marks ...
 Rebecca Cohen (2 episodes, 2002)
Stephanie Jacob ...
 Gadmere servant / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Diana Brooks ...
 Mrs. Cohen (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Gentleman (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Evans ...
 Mordecai (2 episodes, 2002)
Keeley Gainey ...
 Meyrick Maid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Jane How ...
 Lady Pentreath (2 episodes, 2002)
Simon Schatzberger ...
 Ezra Cohen (2 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Twist ...
 Lady (2 episodes, 2002)
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It is across the roulette table that Gwendolen Harleth first locks eyes with the enigmatic Daniel Deronda. Gwendolen is beautiful, vivacious, and a gambler, but desperate for financial security; something that possessive Henleigh Grandcourt would be able to provide for her. Daniel is the adopted son of an aristocratic, but doubtful of his own identity. He pours his energy into selflessly helping his friends, including poor Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. As Gwendolen's situation becomes dire, and Daniel seeks to uncover the mystery surrounding his own birth, their lives become intertwined... Written by L. Hamre

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The novel is set at the same time as the U.S. Civil War, whereas the adaptation moves the action ahead ten years to 1874 - the year George Eliot actually began writing the novel. See more »

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At Ezra Cohen's store, the baby's left shoe and sock disappear then reappear. See more »

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Villainy pays off
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm watching the British series Daniel Deronda every week on Swedish tv, and I will recommned it to everyone who fancies quality literary adaptations. The production values are impeccable, and the acting list very impressive. The one to catch your attention, though, is without a doubt Hugh Bonneville as the supervillain Grandcourt. He's everything a good oldfashioned villain from the 19.th century ought to be: suave, cool, arrogant, manipulative, morally corrupt, and with a razor sharp wit. In fact, he totally overshadows the meek and handsome, but oh so noble and earnest hero, poor Daniel Deronda! Hugh Dancy does his best, but it's hard work to make Deronda as interesting as Grandcourt! Likewise with the heroine. Romola Garai is beautiful to look at, but it's difficult to really care about Gwendolyn. She's such a silly, whiny, and cold person who would rather marry a man she dislikes than stoop to be a governess! It made me long to give her a good whipping! All in all, I think she and Deronda deserve each other, for being so awfully colourless and boring. I'd much rather spend the time watching the villain smirk, or wonder about miss Lapidoth's strange fate, among the Jews. As usual, being the villain pays off! Hugh Bonneville and David Bamber as Lush are the characters you remember! They really are perfectly selfish and dastardly mean!


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