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. Meyrick 4 episodes, 2002
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 Hans Meyrick 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
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 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
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 Bertha Davilow 3 episodes, 2002
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 Isobel Davilow 3 episodes, 2002
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 Vandernoodt 3 episodes, 2002
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 Contessa Maria Alcharisi 2 episodes, 2002
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 Mr. Clintock 2 episodes, 2002
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 Baroness Langen 2 episodes, 2002
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 Mrs. Cohen 2 episodes, 2002
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 Mordecai 2 episodes, 2002
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 Lady Pentreath 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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Version of Gwendolin (1914) See more »

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Ah! Perfido, Op.65
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Don't Judge "Deronda" Based on the First 15 Minutes
11 April 2004 | by (Oklahoma City) – See all my reviews

The first time 'round, when PBS initially offered up "Deronda", I watched the first 15 minutes or so and was so disgusted with Gwendolynn that I changed channels and didn't think twice. Second time 'round, based on reviews here at IMDB, I gave it a bit more time and I'm certainly glad that I did. "Deronda" is a powerfull, beautiful, bit of television. I'm a conservative by nature and, on a regular basis, I'm sickened by the politically correct preaching that's often pushed by PBS and Network television. Daniel Deronda like, say "Prime Suspect", is story-telling with a liberal slant that is both legitimate and thought-provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the lush production. I'm surprised by the nit-picking about "wooden" acting: I found the acting excellent, particularly compared to the endless trash television that's pumped into the idiot box these days. perhaps this is trite, but "Deronda" actually inspired me, uplifted me and, at least as far as I'm concerned, that's one of the most significant hallmarks of great art. Don't miss it.


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