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Casanova 

After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Rose Byrne ...  Edith 3 episodes, 2005
David Tennant ...  Casanova 3 episodes, 2005
Peter O'Toole ...  Older Casanova 3 episodes, 2005
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Grimani 3 episodes, 2005
Shaun Parkes ...  Rocco 3 episodes, 2005
Laura Fraser ...  Henriette 3 episodes, 2005
Nina Sosanya ...  Bellino 3 episodes, 2005
Antonio Lujak ...  Servant 3 episodes, 2005
Clare Higgins ...  Cook 2 episodes, 2005
James Holly James Holly ...  Jack aged 6 / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Brock Everitt-Elwick Brock Everitt-Elwick ...  Jack aged 11 2 episodes, 2005
Martin Oldfield Martin Oldfield ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2005
Matt Lucas ...  Villars 2 episodes, 2005
Freddie Jones ...  Bragadin 2 episodes, 2005
Richard James ...  Doctor 1 2 episodes, 2005
Ron Cook ...  Prisoner 2 episodes, 2005
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Russell T. Davies was so impressed by David Tennant's performance as Casanova that he cast him as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Quotes

[Casanova enters the confessional and crosses himself]
Giacomo Casanova: Bless me father, for I have sinned. Again. Um, I don't know where to start, um. It's money, father, er, love of money is a sin, isn't it?
Priest: A grave sin.
Giacomo Casanova: I, I don't love it as such, but I need it, is that a sin?
Priest: In too great a measure then, yes.
Giacomo Casanova: It's not for me. You see, there's this woman, um, and I suppose you can include lustful thoughts while you're at it...
[the priest nods]
Giacomo Casanova: Er, there's this woman, but she's engaged, and all this went on ...
[...]
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Version of Sins of Casanova (1955) See more »

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LOVED it
25 October 2005 | by i_heart_everybodySee all my reviews

I absolutely LOVED this Casanova creation. So far, only seen the first part of the series yet but I 100% adored it. The acting, in my opinion, was just brilliant - David Tennant creates his own cheeky yet appealing characterisation of young womaniser Casanova and Peter O'Toole - being the amazing thespian he is - is just sensational as the older Giacomo Casanova. The acting, casting and directing of this mini-series is such a thrilling, refreshing change from all the junk on TV and movies nowadays! Back to the pure drama that so often gets lost in the midst of big-headed celebrity-movies, this Shakespearian-influenced mini-series is a MUST SEE! Cant wait for the second part! I give it 10/10!!


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