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Seasons:
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Release Date:
24 November 2002 (UK) See more »
Genre:
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:
"I don't love her any more than she loves me. That's not the point." See more (24 total) »

Cast

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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Cavatina (from The Marriage of Figaro)See more »

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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
"I don't love her any more than she loves me. That's not the point.", 18 April 2003
Author: KatharineFanatic from United States

Having never read George Eliot's novel, I came into the film with only what I know based on the information friends have given me. The film is utterly exquisite. The costuming alone will have Anglophiles like myself crying from sheer envy, and there's enough archery, riding, and balls to weigh out the seriousness of the film, which is essentially two plots woven into one. An utterly heartless and wretched marriage for a spoiled young Gwendolyn in the form of the evil Grandcourt, a landowner whose sole pleasure lies in torment. Be it his wife or dogs, our heartless villain never takes greater pleasure than in dangling something before them and tearing it away again, only to feed it to someone else. We see a kind of barbarism in this act, be it with the family spaniel or his impoverished, abandoned mistress.

The second plot line, which I found slightly less interesting, was about the film's lead, Daniel Deronda, a presumed illigitimate boy who has been raised a country gentleman. One day while out boating he saves a Jewish singer from drowning herself, and sets out to discover his own true identity through finding her family. I don't know why, but I found myself itching through these scenes to get back to Gwendolyn and her pathetic plight of enslavement to her husband. A second viewing, once I knew the course of the characters, settled me a bit.

The acting is very stellar. There's not a weak link in the cast, although I have to say seeing Barbara Hershey seemed a little out of place in this Victorian paradox. The film makes numerous contrasts between good and evil, selfishness and humility, lies and deception. It's actually quite an achievement, and I was pleased at the amount of restraint showed by the filmmakers. The sexual tension between man and wife will go over most younger viewer's heads, something for which I'm grateful. It's rare we get a wonderful Victorian bodice ripper where the bodice stays on.

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