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Release Date:
24 November 2002 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent production of Evans' last Victorian novel See more (24 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 38 of 39)

Hugh Dancy ... Daniel Deronda (3 episodes, 2002)

Romola Garai ... Gwendolen Harleth (3 episodes, 2002)

Hugh Bonneville ... Henleigh Grandcourt (3 episodes, 2002)

Jodhi May ... Mirah Lapidoth (3 episodes, 2002)

Edward Fox ... Sir Hugo Mallinger (3 episodes, 2002)

Amanda Root ... Mrs. Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)

David Bamber ... Lush (3 episodes, 2002)

Celia Imrie ... Mrs. Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)

Jamie Bamber ... Hans Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Georgie Glen ... Lady Mallinger (3 episodes, 2002)

Kate Maberly ... Kate Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Jackson ... Mab Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)
Serena Martin ... Phoebe Meyrick (3 episodes, 2002)

Anna Popplewell ... 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)

Allan Corduner ... 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)

Anna Maguire ... Isobel Davilow (3 episodes, 2002)

Greta Scacchi ... Lydia Glasher (3 episodes, 2002)

Nicholas Day ... Lord Brackenshaw (3 episodes, 2002)

Michael Elwyn ... Mr. Arrowpoint (3 episodes, 2002)

Delia Lindsay ... 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)

Richard Durden ... 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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Series Directed by
Tom Hooper (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Davies (1 episode, 2002)
George Eliot (1 episode, 2002)

Series Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston (1 episode, 2002)
Kate Harwood .... executive producer: BBC (1 episode, 2002)
Laura Mackie .... executive producer: BBC (1 episode, 2002)
Louis Marks .... producer (1 episode, 2002)
Lee Morris .... line producer (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Rob Lane (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philip Kloss (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Nina Gold (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Taylor (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Grant Montgomery (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Nicola Barnes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rebecca Cole .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (1 episode, 2002)
Tapio Salmi .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Production Management
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production manager: Malta (1 episode, 2002)

Crispin Hardy .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Caroline McCarthy .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
Vicky Marks .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
Alex Oakley .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Cheeseman .... props / props storeman (3 episodes, 2002)

Robert J. Dugdale .... assistant scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Oliver Kubicki .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Sibley-Hale .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Sarah Stuart .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Stefan Henrix .... adr editor / dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2002)
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2002)
John Taylor .... production sound mixer / sound mixer / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
Becki Ponting .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2002)

Robert Brazier .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Christian Joyce .... sound recordist: second unit (unknown episodes)
Steve Little .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Roderick Pulis .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2002)

Colin Gorry .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Steve Murgatroyd .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 2002)

Lorea Hoye .... visual effects producer: Mill Film (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2002)

Rowley Irlam .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Coles .... focus puller: a camera (3 episodes, 2002)

Paul Preca Trapani .... video assist operator (unknown episodes)
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Simon Starling .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Oliver Upton .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Tammo van Hoorn .... focus puller: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Tamara Gillon .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2002)

Rosalie Clayton .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Mavis Formosa .... casting coordinator: Malta (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denny Edwards .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Angela Egan .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Samantha Horn .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2002)
Mark Lord .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Faith Thomas .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2002)

Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Gore .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
Thomas Sjolander .... embroidery (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Emma Brown .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Martin Birmingham .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Emma Brown .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2002)

Adrian Borg Ghigo .... production runner: Malta (unknown episodes)
Tom Crooke .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Clifford De Spenser .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
Mavis Formosa .... production secretary: Malta (unknown episodes)
Henry Forsyth .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Jane Gibson .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Heather Noble .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Cindy Thomson .... location manager: scotland (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
210 min (3 parts) | Finland:210 min (4 parts)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: At Ezra Cohen's store, the baby's left shoe and sock disappear then reappear.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
On Wings of SongSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Excellent production of Evans' last Victorian novel, 13 October 2012
Author: SimonJack from United States

Mary Anne Evans finished writing "Daniel Deronda" in 1876. It was the last of several novels she wrote under the pen name, George Eliot. She was 57 at the time and would live but four more years. Among more than 40 fiction writers of the period, Eliot was one of the great chroniclers of 19th century English society (Georgian-Victorian).

"Deronda" is also the last of Eliot's books to be scripted for a movie. This rendition by the BBC in three parts is excellent. For the fairly recent filming – 2002, the film makers were able to capture the England of the 1870s very well. The cinematography was excellent, as were the script and direction. The acting was first-rate by the entire cast. As some others have mentioned, Hugh Bonneville excelled in his role of a shrewd, mean, heartless "villain," under the guise of a calm, but indifferent gentleman. Romola Garai and Jodhi May were perfect in their roles, and Hugh Dancy was superb in his slight reserve and humility, matching the character in the book. Edward Fox was on the mark in his supporting role, and all the rest of the cast were terrific.

My rating is down one point from a 10 only because of the slight disjointedness in the film. Others have commented on the appearance of two films together, and the difficulty of interweaving them. It wasn't a distraction, but it was noticeable – as though the script should have given us smoother connections between stories. But this is a tremendous film and most enjoyable foray into Victorian England.

I have to give Eliot kudos for one more thing that no one else seemed to comment on. That was the dialog around the table during the Jewish meal. Mordecai said that the Jews would not reach an end to their low esteem until they had a land of their own – in the eastern Mediterranean. What great foresight by a writer 75 years before the worldwide emigration of Jews to the Holy Land after World War II, and the establishment of modern Israel in the late 1940s.

I compliment the BBC for putting Eliot's great books on film, starting in the 1990s. Anglophiles and all of us who enjoy great movies and stories, will cherish these films for years to come. They are a great way to expose the young generation of today with some of the great literature and history of 19th century England.

The world would indeed have loved to have more of Eliot, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope and Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), even though most lived a little to a lot longer than the average age of life expectancy at the time. In 1850, that was 40 for males and 42 for females. Trollope (1815-1882) lived to be 67; Eliot (1819-1880) lived to be 61; and Carroll (1822-1898) was 66 when he died. Dickens also beat the average age of death, living to 58 from 1812-1870. But Austen (1775-1817) and Bronte (1816-1855), lived to only 42 and 39, respectively.

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