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Notorious Woman 

The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.




Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
Rosemary Harris ...  George Sand 7 episodes, 1974
Marina McConnell Marina McConnell ...  Ursule Josse 7 episodes, 1974
Lewis Fiander ...  Casimir Dudevant 5 episodes, 1974
Jonathan Newth ...  Hippolyte Chatiron 4 episodes, 1974
George Chakiris ...  Frédéric Chopin 4 episodes, 1974
Tim Desmond Tim Desmond ...  Maurice 4 episodes, 1974
Sinéad Cusack ...  Marie Dorval 3 episodes, 1974
Brian Blessed ...  Albert Grzymala 3 episodes, 1974
Alan Howard ...  Prosper Merimée 2 episodes, 1974
Leon Vitali ...  Jules Sandeau 2 episodes, 1974
Jeremy Irons ...  Franz Liszt 2 episodes, 1974
Joyce Redman ...  Sophie Dupin de Francueil 2 episodes, 1974
Graham Faulkner ...  Maurice Dudevant-Sand 2 episodes, 1974
Georgina Hale ...  Solange Dudevant-Sand 2 episodes, 1974
Kathleen Byron ...  Jane Stirling 2 episodes, 1974
Iona Christie Iona Christie ...  Solange 2 episodes, 1974
Basil Henson Basil Henson ...  Comte de Vigny 2 episodes, 1974
Jean Rimmer Jean Rimmer ...  Louise Jedrzejevicz 2 episodes, 1974
Christopher Sandford ...  Sainte-Beuve 2 episodes, 1974
John Sommerville John Sommerville ...  Fernand de Preaulx 2 episodes, 1974
Angela Strachan Angela Strachan ...  Solange 2 episodes, 1974


The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.

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16 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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(7 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Was part of Masterpiece Theatre broadcast in the fall of 1975. See more »

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Rosemary Harris was never better
25 September 2009 | by macktan894See all my reviews

I,too, remember being riveted to the TV when each episode was broadcast. Rosemary Harris as Sand sprawled under Chopin's piano is an image I can still see today...and Chakiris playing the delicate, coughing & sickly Polish pianist, always trying to make music amid the often chaotic dramas around him.

This was terrific pairing. Rosemary Harris played the often abrasive, overpowering man to Chakiris's sensitive and increasingly frail Chopin. As I recall, I first doubted Chakiris could play this role, but he was perfect. Jeremy Irons has never failed to execute. (See if you can find a wonderful movie he made called "Moonlighting," in which he plays the head of a Polish group of contractors smuggled into London to secretly work on the houses of rich elite. Of course, like most illegal immigrants they are paid nothing for their work.)

I don't understand why Notorious Woman is not available. My goodness, if you can rent Duchess of Duke Street and Upstairs, Downstairs why not this treasure?

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