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24 November 2002 (UK) See more »
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 »
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exquisite Adaptation See more (25 total) »


 (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)

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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
210 min (3 parts) | Finland:210 min (4 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Ah! Perfido, Op.65See more »


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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Exquisite Adaptation, 5 June 2003
Author: sydneypatrick from USA

This was one of the more exquisite costume drama adaptations I have seen, with attention to detail absolutely striking in an archery scene that sets the bar for the entire series. Like the novel, it is polarizing in its two stories in one - people seem to either love/hate Daniel's plight or love/hate Gwendolyn's.

Personally, I found Gwendolyn equally annoying in both novel and film. Hugh Darcy, as the eponymous hero, was pretty to look at and delivers a fine, if unremarkable, performance.

But it is Hugh Bonneville as the dastardly Henleigh Grandcourt who took my breath away! He is flawlessly reprehensible, stealing every scene he was in and when he wasn't in a scene, I couldn't wait to see him again! It was terrific seeing Hugh Bonneville in such a role, as he's usually cast in the "very nice guy" roles (Bridget Jones Diary, Iris, Tipping the Velvet, etc). Although he's fine in such roles, as Grandcourt he made my skin crawl with his morally bankrupt, wealthy and pugnacious swagger. LOVED him!

What this series could have used more of was Jodhi May and Greta Scacchi. In difficult supporting roles, both women shine as, respectively, a searching, haunted Jewess and a scorned, bitter mistress. Barbara Hershey makes an appearance late in the series in a pivotal plot device that I won't reveal lest some unsuspecting viewer be bitter with me, and in a limited role gives a performance that reminds us why she became famous in the first place (and at least for this viewer, made me forgive her 'Beaches').

Overall, this adaptation is very enjoyable and recommended viewing for fans of the genre.

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