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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Matthew Rhys ... John Jasper (2 episodes, 2012)

Freddie Fox ... Edwin Drood (2 episodes, 2012)

Tamzin Merchant ... Rosa Bud (2 episodes, 2012)

Rory Kinnear ... Reverend Septimus Crisparkle (2 episodes, 2012)

Ron Cook ... Durdles (2 episodes, 2012)
Janet Dale ... Miss Twinkleton (2 episodes, 2012)
Ellie Haddington ... Princess Puffer (2 episodes, 2012)

Amber Rose Revah ... Helena Landless (2 episodes, 2012)
Alfie Davis ... Deputy (2 episodes, 2012)

Sacha Dhawan ... Neville Landless (2 episodes, 2012)

Julia McKenzie ... Mrs. Crisparkle (2 episodes, 2012)
Josie Farmiloe ... Maid (2 episodes, 2012)

Ian McNeice ... Mayor Sapsea (2 episodes, 2012)

Alun Armstrong ... Hiram Grewgious (2 episodes, 2012)
Lucy Scarfe ... School Girl (2 episodes, 2012)
Deborah Wise ... Victorian Woman (2 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Diarmuid Lawrence (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Charles Dickens (2 episodes, 2012)
Gwyneth Hughes (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Angie Daniell .... line producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (2 episodes, 2012)
Lisa Osborne .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Anne Pivcevic .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alan Almond (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Head (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Jill Trevellick (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Melanie Allen (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
James Price (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Keast (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Karolina Scheepers .... make-up trainee (2 episodes, 2012)
Mary Ann Waite .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Joanna Wyszomirska .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Joanna Gueritz .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Chalstrey .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Chris Dall .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Maloy .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Susie Baty .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Blackmore .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Bradbury Philip .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2012)
Colin Bradbury .... property master (2 episodes, 2012)
Max Grant .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2012)
Warren Lever .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Kenny Palmer .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2012)
Alice Sutton .... design trainee (2 episodes, 2012)
Tom Symes .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2012)
Richard Symons .... scenic painter (2 episodes, 2012)
Sue Templar .... prop buyer (2 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Thomas .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Thomas .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Antonia Bates .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Richard Davey .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jack Gillies .... effects editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Richard Jay .... sound maintenance (2 episodes, 2012)
Gideon Jensen .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Billy Quinn .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2012)
Nick Roberts .... adr group mixer / adr mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ravindar Reddy Bhavanam .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Khalid El Khouani .... visual effects production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Alexis Haggar .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Roger Serrabassa Vilar .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Laurence Cendrowicz .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2012)
Richard Davies .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Derek Docksey .... rigger (2 episodes, 2012)
Ben Griffiths .... best boy (2 episodes, 2012)
John Hembrough .... camera operator / steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Will Kendal .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Steve McClean .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Evelina Engberg Norgren .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2012)
Sam Smith .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2012)
Leighton Spence .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Bob Morris .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Bassil .... costume trainee (2 episodes, 2012)
Claire Mitchell .... costume stand-by (2 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Moore .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Conor Mackey .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
The London Oratory School Schola .... musician: choir (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
George Andrews .... unit driver (2 episodes, 2012)
Andrew McPherson .... unit driver (2 episodes, 2012)
Graham Poppleton .... unit driver (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Francesca Adams .... title design (2 episodes, 2012)
Catherine Booton .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2012)
Nikki Chamberlin .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Ciarron Clarkson .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2012)
Jethro Ensor .... location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Anne Frederick .... publicist (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Gilbert .... script editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Duncan Laing .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Lamb .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Carmel Maloney .... production consultant (2 episodes, 2012)
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (2 episodes, 2012)
Yusoof Patel .... production runner (2 episodes, 2012)
Benjamin Richards .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Sharrod .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Chris Tarry .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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120 min (2 parts) | Finland:104 min (2 x 52 min.)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Less Dickens than Bronte filmed by David Lynch, 11 April 2014
Author: Bertie Wooster from Philadelphia

Yes, "Mystery" does vary in tone from other works by Dickens but not nearly to this extent. The whole movie plays like a sweaty dream induced by a night of heavy eating and drinking. It utterly lacks the feeling of concrete reality that Dickens somehow evokes even as he spins ludicrous tales.

Not a single character feels like a real person with a real life beyond what appears on screen and a full range of emotions. There's never a hint that the choirmaster runs a choir, or that the lawyer has ever handled a case or that the schoolgirl has any studies.

The very talented Matthew Rhys is wasted on a role with only two notes, hatred and self pity. But it's still the deepest role in the show. None of the other characters has more than one characteristic and many of them have none at all. Oddly, despite this lack of personality (or perhaps because of it) all of the characters are unlikable. There's no one to root for in the story.

To make up for the lack of character, there is mood, lots of mood, hitting you in the face again and again with dream sequences and funny camera angles and music that is supposed to make us fearful in moments that are not scary to anyone older than 5.

The production isn't even technically competent in a way you'd expect of the BBC. Rhys, who is great with accents and can surely do an English one, frequently reverts to his native Welsh. In one scene, they say the Lord's prayer as "Our Father, Who art..." rather than "Which art," which would have been used in Victorian England. It's a miracle a car did not drive through the background in one of the scenes.

The worst adaptation of Dickens I have ever seen.

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