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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 Mirah Lapidoth 4 episodes, 2002
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 Sir Hugo Mallinger 4 episodes, 2002
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 Mrs. Davilow 4 episodes, 2002
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 Mrs. Meyrick 4 episodes, 2002
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 Hans Meyrick 4 episodes, 2002
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 Lady Mallinger 4 episodes, 2002
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 Herr Klesmer 4 episodes, 2002
Anna Steel ...
 Catherine Arrowpoint 4 episodes, 2002
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 Lydia Glasher 4 episodes, 2002
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 Lord Brackenshaw 4 episodes, 2002
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 Mr. Arrowpoint 4 episodes, 2002
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 Mrs. Arrowpoint 4 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
Lesley Stratton ...
 Adelaide Cohen 3 episodes, 2002
Daniel Marks ...
 Jacob Cohen 3 episodes, 2002
Sarah Marks ...
 Rebecca Cohen 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
Nickolas Grace ...
 Vandernoodt 3 episodes, 2002
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 Contessa Maria Alcharisi 2 episodes, 2002
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 Rev. Gascoigne 2 episodes, 2002
Jordan Frieda ...
 Rex Gascoigne 2 episodes, 2002
Marcus Baron ...
Josh Cole ...
 Mr. Clintock 2 episodes, 2002
Daniel Arden ...
Jacqueline Pearce ...
 Baroness Langen 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
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Jane How ...
 Lady Pentreath 2 episodes, 2002
Simon Schatzberger ...
 Ezra Cohen 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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Featured in George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (2002) See more »

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Ah! Perfido, Op.65
Ludwig van Beethoven
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A slice of Victorian life
26 December 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Daniel Deronda" is a worthy knock-off of George Eliot's novel of the same name which tells of a young Englishman's search for meaning and purpose while enjoying a life of property and leisure. As with most Victorian period costume dramas out of the UK, this film is sumptuously appointed and well represented by the players and places as it meanders through the usual multiplicity of relationships from aristocrat to pauper with a Jewish thread for distinction. "Daniel Deronda" conjures a range of characters from a stoic martinet to a spoiled beauty to an attractive Jewess and beyond with love, greed, envy, guile, and death all swirling around the Deronda character as it manages to sort itself out with a coherent story arc and a more or less happy ending. A "should see" for anyone into Victorian flicks. (B)


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