The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

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 Sugar (4 episodes, 2011)
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 William Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Agnes Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Emmeline Fox (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara (4 episodes, 2011)
Eleanor Yates ...
 Letty (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Lady Constance Bridgelow (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Doctor Curlew (4 episodes, 2011)
James Wilson ...
 Christopher (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Janey (3 episodes, 2011)
Isla Watt ...
 Sophie Rackham (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Henry Rackham Senior (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Caroline (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Cheesman (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Bodley (3 episodes, 2011)
Bertie Carvel ...
 Ashwell (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Castaway (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Henry Rackham Junior (2 episodes, 2011)
Wendy Nottingham ...
 Miss Beatrice Cleave (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Colonel Leek (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fireside Whore 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Ridgeway ...
 Fireside Whore 2 (2 episodes, 2011)
Izabella Urbanowicz ...
 Fireside Whore 3 (2 episodes, 2011)
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When asked about his nudity in the miniseries at the Starz/Encore portion of the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills (via satellite from London), Chris O'Down said he thought it was important to the character: "Guess it was just necessary. It would feel very, very silly to be skittish about such things [because] Romola [Garai] is going so far with those things [in her performance]". Also, commenting on his costar Romola Garai and their characters, he said "Romola's such a professional and such a wonderful actor and we kind of made it work... These characters are so selfish and actors aren't the most selfless persons in the world, so combine those two things and it had its ups and downs." See more »

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13 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I rarely write reviews. However...within two episodes, the BBC licence this year has been worth paying. And with gratitude. Quite fond of a Victorian drama, everything about this series is magnificent. The detail–underarm hair on women, the ugly charm of London in the nineteenth century, the wide open shots of the streets simply for a scene where one woman walks across the road–offering a tantalising view that the viewer could actually be there, the lighting, the makeup, the production, the acting, the direction... I did not recognise Gillian Anderson at all and had to refer to my paper. How far she has come. Chris O'Dowd I thought was an odd choice to begin with–but how he fitted in. Robert Sterne has to be congratulated. It is without a shadow of a doubt that the next two episodes will not disappoint. I must rush out and buy the book. First class.


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