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Complete series cast summary:
Kristin Scott Thomas ...  Anna / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ...  Peggy 6 episodes, 1993
Anthony Valentine ...  Stan Beattie 6 episodes, 1993
Amanda Redman ...  Lynn / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Tracy Keating Tracy Keating ...  Sister Dominic 6 episodes, 1993
Dorothy Tutin ...  Mother Emmanuel 6 episodes, 1993
Gary Mavers ...  Hal 5 episodes, 1993
Ben Hinitt Ben Hinitt ...  Matt Gibson 5 episodes, 1993
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Sister Vincent 5 episodes, 1993
Helena McCarthy Helena McCarthy ...  Sister Aelred 5 episodes, 1993
Pamela Duncan Pamela Duncan ...  Sister Peter 5 episodes, 1993
Maggie Lane Maggie Lane ...  Rene 5 episodes, 1993
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ...  Sister Godric 5 episodes, 1993
Mary Wray ...  Sylvie 5 episodes, 1993
Olive Pendleton Olive Pendleton ...  Sister Thomas-A-Kempis 5 episodes, 1993
Rebecca Harries Rebecca Harries ...  Sister Rosalie 5 episodes, 1993
Vicky Devon Vicky Devon ...  Linda 5 episodes, 1993
Joanna Swain Joanna Swain ...  Doris 5 episodes, 1993
Joshua Smith Joshua Smith ...  Jamie Gibson 5 episodes, 1993
Olga Grahame ...  Dawn 5 episodes, 1993
Eileen Davies ...  Sister Julian 4 episodes, 1993
Caroline O'Neill ...  Leila 4 episodes, 1993
John Bowe ...  Daniel Stern 3 episodes, 1993
Patrick Allen ...  Walter Street 3 episodes, 1993
Kulvinder Ghir ...  Terry Singh 3 episodes, 1993


A nun, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, leaves the convent temporarily to help save her family knitting mill from bankruptcy following the death of her brother. Outside the convent she becomes a fairly shrewd businesswoman and feels attracted to one of the men who work at the mill, and thus begins to feel conflict about her religious vows. Written by Anonymous

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This is One of My Favorite Mini-Series
30 September 2008 | by JaleaSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Mini-Series, because of the storyline, and the acting. Kristen Scott Thomas is excellent and played the role naturally. One would not think that a story of a nun's life could be so dramatically and intelligently portrayed. I have not seen a storyline on the subject so compelling since A Nun's Story (1959) with Audrey Hepburn. Ms. Thomas like Ms. Hepburn, has a very expressive face, and can transmit an array of feelings without speaking.

Body and Soul is a story about the conflicts of duty to one's beliefs, one's family and one's self. Anna (Thomas), after many years of being a nun, has to help her family's floundering business. In the process, she learns some things about herself, and as a result is faced with some decisions. In some cases in stories like this, you can almost guess what will happen next. However, Body and Soul has a few surprises.

If you have not seen this mini-series, it is worth renting or buying.

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