North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
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 Margaret Hale (4 episodes, 2004)
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 John Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Richard Hale (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Hannah Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Nicholas Higgins (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Dixon (4 episodes, 2004)
Jo Joyner ...
 Fanny Thornton (4 episodes, 2004)
Kay Lyon ...
 Mary Higgins (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Maria Hale (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Bessy Higgins (3 episodes, 2004)
Emma Ferguson ...
 Edith Lennox (3 episodes, 2004)
Jane Booker ...
 Mrs. Shaw (3 episodes, 2004)
Tom Charnock ...
 Williams (3 episodes, 2004)
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 John Boucher (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Henry Lennox (3 episodes, 2004)
Brian Protheroe ...
 Mr. Bell (3 episodes, 2004)
Will Tacey ...
 Mr. Latimer (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Ann Latimer (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Frederick / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
Caroline Pegg ...
 Mrs. Boucher (3 episodes, 2004)
Tim Faraday ...
 Watson / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Captain Lennox (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Slickson (2 episodes, 2004)
Ian McHale ...
 Stone (2 episodes, 2004)
Spencer Wild ...
 Tom Boucher (2 episodes, 2004)
Frank Lauder ...
 Stephens (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Henderson Worker (2 episodes, 2004)
Shaun Hennessey ...
 Henderson (2 episodes, 2004)
Martin Walsh ...
 Hamper / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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The striped dress Daniela Denby-Ashe (Margaret Hale) wears in the final scene is the same costume previously worn in Bleak House (2005) by Gillian Anderson (Lady Dedlock) and in The Shadow in the North (2007) by Billie Piper (Sally Lockhart). See more »

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When Thornton walks out after talking in the street with Mr Bell, Miss Hale, and the Lattimers, Miss Lattimer disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: Where are you going?
Margaret Hale: To London. I've been to Milton.
John Thornton: You'll not guess where I've been.
[Thornton pulls a rose from Helstone out of his pocket]
Margaret Hale: You've been to Helstone! I thought those had all gone!
John Thornton: I found it in the hedge row. You have to look hard. Why were you in Milton?
Margaret Hale: On business. Well, that is, I have a business proposition. Oh dear, I need Henry to help me explain.
John Thornton: You don't need Henry to explain.
Margaret Hale: I have to get this right. It's a business proposition. I have some £15,000. It is lying in ...
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Featured in North & South: Interview with Richard Armitage (2011) See more »

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Thornton's Walk
By Martin Phipps
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Gorgeous adaptation
20 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a history teacher so I'm very critical of adaptations, especially those that sentimentalize the past in any way. This is a superb rendering of the spirit of the industrial age and the many facets of class struggle within it. It's also a richly romantic love story. The acting by all the cast is uniformly excellent but Richard Armitage as Thornton is a stand-out. The BBC is well-known for their meticulous attention to detail with locations and costumes. The working 19C mills used in the film are like watching a Jacob Riis photograph springing to life. The cinematography is gorgeous and the music is outstanding. This is the best historic fiction on screen I've ever seen.


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