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2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. Full summary »
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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Tom Stoppard adaptation of Ford Maddox Ford novel See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 42)

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Christopher Tietjens (5 episodes, 2012)

Rebecca Hall ... Sylvia Tietjens (5 episodes, 2012)

Roger Allam ... General Campion (5 episodes, 2012)

Adelaide Clemens ... Valentine Wannop (5 episodes, 2012)

Rupert Everett ... Mark Tietjens (5 episodes, 2012)

Miranda Richardson ... Mrs. Wannop (5 episodes, 2012)
Sasha Waddell ... Glorvina (5 episodes, 2012)

Janet McTeer ... Mrs. Satterthwaite (4 episodes, 2012)

Clare Higgins ... Lady Claudine (4 episodes, 2012)

Tom Mison ... Potty Perowne (4 episodes, 2012)

Stephen Graham ... Vincent Macmaster (4 episodes, 2012)

Malcolm Sinclair ... Sandbach (4 episodes, 2012)

Anne-Marie Duff ... Edith Duchemin (4 episodes, 2012)

Ned Dennehy ... Father Consett (3 episodes, 2012)

Anna Skellern ... Bobbie Pelham (3 episodes, 2012)
Lucinda Raikes ... Hullo Central - Evie (3 episodes, 2012)

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Marchant (3 episodes, 2012)

Alan Howard ... Tietjens Senior (3 episodes, 2012)

Jonathan Coy ... Bertram (3 episodes, 2012)
Candida Benson ... Effie (3 episodes, 2012)

Jack Huston ... Gerald Drake (3 episodes, 2012)

Rufus Sewell ... Reverend Duchemin (3 episodes, 2012)

Patrick Kennedy ... McKechnie (3 episodes, 2012)

Freddie Fox ... Edward Wannop (3 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Susanna White (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Ford Madox Ford (5 episodes, 2012)
Tom Stoppard (5 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Martin Dewitte .... co-producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Ben Donald .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Judith Louis .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
David Parfitt .... producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Selwyn Roberts .... producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Damien Timmer .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Paul van Leeuwen .... co-producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Vaughan .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Jennifer Wynne .... line producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Laurens Geels .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Tom Stoppard .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Dirk Brossé (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mike Eley (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jason Krasucki (4 episodes, 2012)
Kristina Hetherington (3 episodes, 2012)
Tim Murrell (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Karen Lindsay-Stewart (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Martin Childs (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nick Dent (5 episodes, 2012)
Merijn Sep (5 episodes, 2012)

James Wakefield (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Herman-Skelding (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sheena Napier (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Archibald .... make-up and hair designer (5 episodes, 2012)
Evie Hamels .... assistant makeup artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Jane Marks .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Frank Van Wolleghem .... key hair stylist: extra's department (5 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Waugh .... make up artist and hair stylist (5 episodes, 2012)
Erika Ökvist .... make-up and hair supervisor / makeup designer (5 episodes, 2012)
Paul McGuinness .... special makeup effects artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Clare Maclean .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)

Bart Eycken .... unit production manager (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Brown .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Gill .... second assistant director: second unit / crowd second assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
James Manning .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Selwyn Roberts .... second unit director (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Dominic Ackland-Snow .... construction manager (5 episodes, 2012)
Nicky Ackland-Snow .... construction buyer (5 episodes, 2012)
Roy Carter .... hod rigger (5 episodes, 2012)
Bart Deprins .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2012)
Lynne Divers .... assistant production buyer (5 episodes, 2012)
David Horrill .... property master (5 episodes, 2012)
Springer Horrill .... property master (5 episodes, 2012)
Brendan Houghton .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Prue Howard .... prop buyer (5 episodes, 2012)
Miriam Matthys .... props stand-by (5 episodes, 2012)
Marco Anton Restivo .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 2012)
Bart Tuft .... props (5 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Vanderborght .... property master (5 episodes, 2012)
Ian Zawadzki .... head painter: UK & Belgium (5 episodes, 2012)

Suzanne Austin .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes, 2012)
Lauren Briggs-Miller .... art department assistant (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Dave Ashton .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Ruben Aguirre Barba .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Sirma Dogan .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Wout Frigne .... second boom operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2012)
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising sound editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Llewellyn .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2012)
Nick Lowe .... dialogue editor / adr editor (5 episodes, 2012)
David McMillan .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Milos Stojanovic .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2012)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
Juraj Mravec .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois .... special effects technician (5 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Cantraine .... special effects crew (5 episodes, 2012)
Bernard Newton .... special effects (5 episodes, 2012)
Graham Aikman .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2012)
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Luke Corbyn .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Liesbeth Beeckman .... visual effects coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
Dimitri Breidenbach .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2012)
Michel Denis .... visual effects producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Jeremie Ducrocq .... lead compositor (5 episodes, 2012)
Jacopo Fant .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2012)
Antoine Goethals .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2012)
Ronald Grauer .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Bruno Serre .... matte painter (5 episodes, 2012)
Görtz Boris .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Benoit Legros .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Frédéric Vanmeerbeeck .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Nicolas Beaufays .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Alvaro Cajal .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Maximilien Chevalier .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Nicolas Corson .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Hasraf Dulull .... lead compositor / sequence lead (2 episodes, 2012)
Javier Garcia del rio Beneyto .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Sander Jansen .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
François Le Bastard .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Rob Inch .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Adrian .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Nick Briggs .... still photographer (5 episodes, 2012)
Ian Coffey .... first assistant camera: a camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Tony Coldwell .... director of photography: second unit (5 episodes, 2012)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... b camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Evans .... camera trainee: daily (5 episodes, 2012)
Emma Friend .... second unit assistant camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Holland .... second unit director of photography / dp: second unit (5 episodes, 2012)
Nicolas Nackaerts .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Dave Owen .... rigging gaffer (5 episodes, 2012)
Barry Read .... key grip (5 episodes, 2012)
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... focus puller (5 episodes, 2012)
Mattijs Van Doninck .... lighting technician / electrician (5 episodes, 2012)
Jo Vermaercke .... steadicam operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Steven Soete .... electrician (4 episodes, 2012)
Jelle Ector .... grip (3 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Haegeman .... rigging gaffer/best boy / rigging gaffer (3 episodes, 2012)
Rami Bartholdy .... focus puller: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Sally Low .... "b" camear first assistant camera: dailies (2 episodes, 2012)
Mark Morley .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Emily Jacobs .... casting associate (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Cooke .... military costume designer (5 episodes, 2012)
Jenna McGranaghan .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist (5 episodes, 2012)
Florentijn Bos .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Paolo Finotto .... digital intermediate producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Lyndsey Fitzgerald .... second assistant editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Jan Hogevold .... post production services: Galaxy Studios (5 episodes, 2012)
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (5 episodes, 2012)
Karenjit Sahota .... first assistant editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Meredith Leece .... second assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Andrew Glen .... music editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Maria Kantorowicz .... pro tools recordist (5 episodes, 2012)
Brussels Philharmonic .... musician (5 episodes, 2012)
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Chantelle Woodnutt .... assistant music supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Lemmens .... score engineer & mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Nick Taylor .... score engineer & mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Julian Chapman .... transportation captain (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Davis .... unit driver (5 episodes, 2012)
Michael Geary .... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse (5 episodes, 2012)
Barry Quibell .... grip truck driver (5 episodes, 2012)
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain (5 episodes, 2012)
Ian Yea .... costume driver (5 episodes, 2012)
Sven Leyssens .... driver (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Carrie-Ann Banner .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
Alex Barrett .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
June Beeckmans .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
Mathias Brouns .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Emily Cecil .... production team (5 episodes, 2012)
Irene Chawko .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Corlett .... floor runner (5 episodes, 2012)
Christopher Gallagher .... assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Hamilton .... production executive (5 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Hopkins .... assistant to director (5 episodes, 2012)
Tom Howard .... location manager (5 episodes, 2012)
Adrian Hubbard .... assistant location manager (5 episodes, 2012)
Richard Hyland .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Helen Jenkins .... script editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Jones .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Phoebe Vale Markham .... floor runner (5 episodes, 2012)
Adrian O'Brien .... head of programme finance (5 episodes, 2012)
Natasha Phelan .... key floor runner (5 episodes, 2012)
Nina Strynckx .... key floor runner (5 episodes, 2012)
Paul Tomlinson .... unit manager (5 episodes, 2012)
Pieter Van Damme .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Lien Vandereycken .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
John Walbeoffe .... avid support engineer (5 episodes, 2012)
Susan r Wall .... location accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Elgood .... location manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Luk De Boeck .... location scout (2 episodes, 2012)
Rachel James .... post production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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59 min (approx.) | UK:287 min (25 fps)
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Trivia:
Benedict Cumberbatch claimed that his character of Christopher Tietjen was one of the more admirable he has ever played. He claimed "[Christopher] has many admirable qualities I'd like to siphon off into my life."See more »
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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) (TV)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Tom Stoppard adaptation of Ford Maddox Ford novel, 1 March 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Parade's End" is a five-part miniseries from England starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, and Janet McTeer. Based on the novel by Ford Maddox Ford, the script was written by Tom Stoppard.

The story is about the British upper class pre- and during World War I, focusing on Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch) and his wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall). Christopher is an honorable man and extremely repressed, it seems - he won't sleep with the woman he loves (Adelaide Clemens) because he's married, but then he's not sleeping with his wife, who has been unfaithful to him and may or may not have given birth to their son.

Tietjens eventually joins the war office rather than staying in safety because he considers it more honest than what he's being asked to do at his job as a government statistician.

I didn't read the book -- according to the reviews, the role of Sylvia is not supposed to be sympathetic, and Rebecca Hall has been criticized for this. I would submit it's not her fault, it's the director's - I'm sure she could have acted the role any way she was requested to do it.

The director cast young Adelaide Clemens as Tietjens' would-be mistress, though their relationship isn't consummated before or during the war. I have to agree with reviews, for a suffragette, she's pretty vapid.

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the greatest actors today, and again, as reviews have pointed out, he has now achieved matinée idol status. Originally HBO did not want him in this series because they didn't know who he was; by the time the series was ready to be filmed, they said it had to be with Benedict or they wouldn't do it! Christopher isn't supposed to be a matinée idol - he's described as bulky and unattractive. Cumberbatch gained weight for the role to make himself look a little bigger, though by no means bulky, and he wore inserts in his face to kill those incredibly high cheekbones. He also does something with the jaw area - he had jowls and an unusual way of using his mouth, which has been compared to Edward Fox's and Jeremy Irons' jaw movements. It's part of his characterization, so he actually doesn't look like the dashing Sherlock, between that, his weight, and his lighter hair. He's also lowered his voice, which was pretty low to begin with.

All in all, it's a brilliant performance. He really is a true chameleon. Christopher, however, to Americans anyway, is difficult to understand with his uptightness and his honor, just like one lost patience with Ashley Wilkes and his mixed messages to Scarlett.

And since Cumberbatch is now a matinée idol and if you're a woman, what you're waiting for is some sex and boy, there wasn't much of that, though we did get to see his bare chest when his shirt was open. Wow. We who have seen him do love scenes, such as in The Last Enemy, were left pretty much like Sylvia -- frustrated.

There are some beautiful scenes and some very gritty war scenes, plus lots of symbolism to be had. This series has been compared to Downton Abbey but it is in no way a soap opera. It's much more subtle; it moves slowly, as that way of life did, with everything looking good on the surface but bubbling with scandal and problems underneath.

A great effort that succeeds in part, with some wonderful acting.

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