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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 

In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Toby Stephens ...  Gilbert Markham 3 episodes, 1996
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Helen / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Rupert Graves ...  Huntingdon 3 episodes, 1996
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ...  Rachel 3 episodes, 1996
Jackson Leach Jackson Leach ...  Arthur 3 episodes, 1996
Sean Gallagher ...  Hargrave 3 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Cake ...  Hattersley 3 episodes, 1996
Joe Absolom ...  Fergus Markham 3 episodes, 1996
Kenneth Cranham ...  Reverend Millward 2 episodes, 1996
Pam Ferris ...  Mrs. Markham 2 episodes, 1996
Cathy Murphy ...  Miss Myers 2 episodes, 1996
Paloma Baeza ...  Rose Markham 2 episodes, 1996
Aran Bell Aran Bell ...  Richard Wilson 2 episodes, 1996
Miranda Pleasence ...  Eliza Millward 2 episodes, 1996
James Purefoy ...  Mr. Lawrence 2 episodes, 1996
Kim Durham Kim Durham ...  Benson 2 episodes, 1996
Dominic Rowan ...  Lowborough 2 episodes, 1996
Beatie Edney ...  Annabella 2 episodes, 1996
Janet Dale Janet Dale ...  Mrs. Wilson 2 episodes, 1996
Susannah Wise ...  Millicent 2 episodes, 1996
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ...  Jane Wilson 2 episodes, 1996
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In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof until a charming neighbor farmer gets her to reveal her past through his persistence. Only then does she reveal she is hiding away from a womanizing, belittling husband. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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26 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Cumbria, England, UK See more »

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(3 parts)

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Toby Stephens and Tara Fitzgerald who played Gilbert Markham and Helen Graham respectively later had roles in another BBC production, Jane Eyre (2006).Tara Fitzgerald , played Jane's aunt Mrs. Reed, while Toby Stephens played Edward Rochester, Jane's love interest. See more »

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As Tara Fitzgerald moves towards the chair where she sits down and reads a letter, a boom mic can be seen slowly creeping into the scene in the mirror above her. See more »

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Helen Graham to Gilbert Markham: How is it Dr. Johnson described a second marriage: a triumph of hope over experience?
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Loved it!!!
26 October 2008 | by l_tarverSee all my reviews

I loved it so much that I bought the DVD and the novel at the same time. The chemistry between the actors (including little Arthur) is amazing and thrilling.

It could have used a bit more screen time for the yummy Frederick Lawrence (played by James Purefoy). And Gilbert Markham was amazingly "on it" from the very start of the movie.

The one who most thrilled me via surprising shock and awe and wonder was Rupert Graves as Arthur Huntingdon. I adore him in Forsyte Saga, and all else I've seen him in. But he outdoes himself here as Arthur. In my wildest dreams I could not have pictured him playing a demented psycho such as Arthur Huntingdon. But he does. And I love it. And I love him.


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