Wuthering Heights (2009)

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Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Heathcliff (2 episodes, 2009)
 Cathy (2 episodes, 2009)
 Edgar (2 episodes, 2009)
 Nelly (2 episodes, 2009)
 Hindley (2 episodes, 2009)
 Isabella (2 episodes, 2009)
 Catherine (2 episodes, 2009)
 Linton (2 episodes, 2009)
 Hareton (2 episodes, 2009)
 Mr. Earnshaw (2 episodes, 2009)
Des McAleer ...
 Joseph (2 episodes, 2009)
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Doctor Kenneth (2 episodes, 2009)
Sia Berkeley ...
 Frances (2 episodes, 2009)
James Harper ...
 Vicar (2 episodes, 2009)
 Saul (2 episodes, 2009)
 Shepherd Lad (2 episodes, 2009)
 Gypsy Horse Trader (2 episodes, 2009)
 Robert (2 episodes, 2009)
Declan Wheeldon ...
 Young Heathcliff (2 episodes, 2009)
Alexandra Pearson ...
 Young Cathy (2 episodes, 2009)
Joseph Taylor ...
 Young Hindley (2 episodes, 2009)


[PART I] Braving her father Edgar Linton's warning not to cross the estate border, young Catherine discovers her charming, but sickly cousin, and the manly Hareton are the heartlessly scorned and abused sons of wealthy Heatcliff on the Earnshaw estate. This launches a flashback how Heathcliff was raised as Cathy's best friend by her kind father, Mr. Earnshaw. After his death, the son and heir returns from boarding school, married, and reduces Heathcliff to the rank of stable boy, enduring constant abuse in order to remain with Cathy. After an accidental meeting with elegant gentleman Edgar Linton, she falls in love. To Hindley's delight, this drives Heathcliffe away. [PART II] Three years later, he returns wealthy enough to buy the estate, a day after Kathy married Edgar. He takes revenge, which instead of satisfaction brings misery to all. After Kathy and later Edga's death, his scorn includes the next generation, which nevertheless finds each-other striving for nobler values. Written by KGF Vissers

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As of 2014, Hardy has been married to his Wuthering Heights (2009) co-star Charlotte Riley (Kathy). See more »


When Hindly returns from flogging Heathcliff, everyone is seated with drinks in their hands preparing for a meal. At a different camera angle everyone has a plate on their laps. See more »


Heathcliff: Going somewhere?
Cathy: Where would I go, my love? It's raining.
Heathcliff: Yet you have that silk frock on, my love.
Heathcliff: Someone coming here, perhaps?
Cathy: Perhaps.
Heathcliff: Edgar Linton?
Cathy: [freeing her head from Nellie's fussing hands] I said enough, Nellie... Let me alone!
Heathcliff: [slowly walking towards Cathy] Three months ago we lay together yet since then every evening is spent with the Lintons!
Cathy: Perhaps I find Edgar easier company. Perhaps he doesn't talk of curses and fall into a brooding silence.
Heathcliff: So you dislike my company?
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Holy, Holy, Holy
Music by John B. Dykes
Lyrics by Reginald Heber
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modern version, modern changes
27 November 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It is true that this particular version (one of many) is a modernized. Many details are changed from or added to the original book. This is a source of criticism from the fans. However, when a movie adaptation is made from a literary original changes has to be made so that the communication, especially between the characters' inner lives and the audience, works. I liked this version immensely. I never did get so close to actually understanding the characters (via a movie) as I did while watching this. I also love Tom Hardy's portrait of Heathcliff. It's scary and just a little bit attractive (a form of attraction which makes you uneasy rather than giggly though), which trumps earlier versions when he's portrayed more like a tall dark stranger-type (the ones I have seen are from 1939 and 1992). I like that Cathy isn't portrayed like such a flaky thing but rather a wild child and as much in bondage as Heathcliff. I always figured the story was supposed to be understood and related to. And how else to do so than through romantic tale? The book is about the horrors of love and so is this movie.

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