A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
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 Logan Mountstuart (Child) 4 episodes, 2010
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 Ben Leeping (Older) 4 episodes, 2010
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 Peter Scabius (Older) 4 episodes, 2010
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 Mr. Mountstuart 3 episodes, 2010
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 Mrs. Mountstuart 3 episodes, 2010
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 Gloria Scabius 2 episodes, 2010
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 Tess Scabius 2 episodes, 2010
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 Lionel Mounstuart 2 episodes, 2010
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 The Earl 2 episodes, 2010
Yolanda Vazquez ...
 Encarnacion 2 episodes, 2010
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 Peter Scabius (Young) 2 episodes, 2010
James Musgrave ...
 Ben Leeping (Young) / ... 2 episodes, 2010
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 Subadar Singh 2 episodes, 2010
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 Stella (Age 6) 2 episodes, 2010
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 Dr. Byrne 2 episodes, 2010
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

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Any Human Heart - Eines Menschen Herz  »

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Samuel West and, Tom Hollander and Martin McDougall have previously worked together in the TV mini-series Cambridge Spies (2003). See more »

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Good piece of work
29 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Certainly very well made and exceptionally well-acted. An interesting story of a man's life and the trials and happiness he is subjected to. The main character seems often irrevocably drawn back to memories of his past, painful ones and the melancholy of happiness which has missed his grasp. Tom Hollander was incredible, the release he had in some of his scenes and his whole characterisation was immaculate. Matthew McFaddyn too was engaging. Exceptionally good dialogue too which is essential for any drama, or any comedy for that matter, to work. Intriguing insight into corruption and the way people in positions of power are able to twist the lives of those beneath them.


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