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The Devil's Whore 

Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
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Andrea Riseborough ...  Angelica Fanshawe 4 episodes, 2008
Dominic West ...  Oliver Cromwell 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  John Lilburne 4 episodes, 2008
John Simm ...  Edward Sexby 4 episodes, 2008
Maxine Peake ...  Elizabeth Lilburne 4 episodes, 2008
Michael Fassbender ...  Thomas Rainsborough 4 episodes, 2008
Tim McInnerny ...  Joliffe 3 episodes, 2008
Peter Capaldi ...  King Charles I 3 episodes, 2008
Rob van Vuuren Rob van Vuuren ...  The Devil 3 episodes, 2008
Adrian Schiller ...  John Thurloe / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Al Weaver ...  Christian 2 episodes, 2008
Peter Terry ...  Commons Speaker 2 episodes, 2008
David Sherwood David Sherwood ...  Juxon Bishop Confessor 2 episodes, 2008
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During Oliver Cromwell's puritanical regicidal revolution, the fictional aristocratic manor lady Angelica Fanshawe follows her heart rather than political loyalty in the bloody conflict between royalists and Roundheads, and later among Crowell's triumphant, soon rivaling protestant followers. For love, she commits to several parties. Written by KGF Vissers

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Excellent series but . . .
21 September 2012 | by katepearson1949See all my reviews

Excellently entertaining series with some interesting slants on the history but I appreciate that the writers did not set out to create a drama-documentary. Although they did incorporate some historical accuracy, anyone not knowing the real history of the Civil War could/would be very confused by some of the content. The real Thomas Rainsborough did not marry someone called Angelica Fanshawe and he is buried in the now disappeared graveyard of St John's, Wapping.

Pity that IMD have posted a picture of John Simm/Sexby's stand-in rather than JS/Sexby himself!!!!!

I am also totally stunned that the makers of the series insisted that they could not find suitable filming locations in the UK. I could have suggested any number of suitable locations both privately owned (but the owners have allowed filming) and NT or English Heritage. It seems amazing that with so much Tudor and Jacobean property here, not to mention forests etc that they deemed it necessary to ship cast and crew several thousand miles away to South Africa.


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November 2008 (UK) See more »

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