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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bowers ... Gaoler
... Moll Flanders
Nicola Kingston ... Moll's Mother
Geoffrey Beevers ... Judge
... Little Moll
Anthony Bessick ... Gypsy
... Mr. Richardson
Chrissie Cotterill ... Mrs. Fairley
Peter Jonfield ... Parish Officer
Neville Phillips ... Magistrate
... Mrs. Richardson
Colin Buchanan ... Rowland
Ian Driver ... Robin
... Maria
... Emily
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller brother Robin, who conveniently dies after five years, leaving her wealthy. She goes to London, briefly meeting highwayman Jemmy Seagrove, and marries parvenu draper Daniel Dawkins, but he has huge debts and must flee to France, leaving Moll alone and poor. Moll meets handsome young American sea captain Lemuel Golightly, who marries her and takes her to Virginia and a good life style, along with his mother. They have two children and are blissfully happy until Moll discovers her mother-in-law is also her birth mother. She has married her own brother. She returns to England and poses as wealthy ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Daniel Craig appeared in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) with Ralph Fiennes, Alex Kingston's ex-husband. See more »

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When Lucy Diver and the two men with her are hanged, a modern shackle connecting the rope to a body harness can be seen for each of the three as they swing. See more »

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Featured in The Best of Masterpiece Theatre (2007) See more »

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I love this movie.
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I love this movie, it's excellent. I give it a 10.

Alex Kingston is great. Sexy and funny. Her best performance.


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