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North & South 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2004)
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Margaret Hale 4 episodes, 2004
...  John Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
...  Richard Hale 4 episodes, 2004
...  Hannah Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
...  Nicholas Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
...  Dixon 4 episodes, 2004
...  Fanny Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Kay Lyon ...  Mary Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
...  Maria Hale 3 episodes, 2004
...  Bessy Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Emma Ferguson ...  Edith Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Jane Booker ...  Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Charnock ...  Williams 3 episodes, 2004
...  John Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
...  Henry Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Brian Protheroe ...  Mr. Bell 3 episodes, 2004
Will Tacey ...  Mr. Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Ann Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Frederick / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Pegg ...  Mrs. Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
...  Watson / ... 3 episodes, 2004
...  Captain Lennox 2 episodes, 2004
...  Slickson 2 episodes, 2004
Ian McHale ...  Stone 2 episodes, 2004
Spencer Wild ...  Tom Boucher 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Lauder ...  Stephens 2 episodes, 2004
...  Henderson Worker 2 episodes, 2004
Shaun Hennessey ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Walsh ...  Hamper / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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Drama | Romance

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2 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elisabeth Gaskell's North and South  »

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(4 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Some of the exterior scenes were shot in various locations around Edinburgh. Scenes with shops, houses and street furniture required some ingenious work to conceal modern features from view. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene where Margaret and John are at the train station, the same woman in a brown bonnet and coat walks around or past the characters a total of eleven times. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: Miss Hale, I didn't just come here to thank you. I came... because... I think it... very likely... I know I've never found myself in this position before. It's... difficult to find the words. Miss Hale, my feelings for you... are very strong...
Margaret Hale: Please! Stop. Pray, please don't go any further.
John Thornton: Excuse me?
Margaret Hale: Please don't continue in that way. It's not the way of a gentleman.
John Thornton: I'm well aware that in your eyes at least, I'm not a gentleman. But I think I deserve to know why I am offensive.
Margaret Hale: It offends ...
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I've Seen Hell
By Martin Phipps
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Unexpected Treat
20 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

North and South took me completely by surprise when it was aired on BBC America. I was flipping through channels and thought I was going to be tuning into the American version based on the John Jakes novels. But Elizabeth Gaskell's work on which the film is based is far more than a mere period romance. This is social commentary and a love story, the struggle of workers and masters/managers as well as the misunderstanding of the intellectuals that forms a triangle in the film that is still alive today. The lead characters all take on a social conscience that grows with their love for each other to an understanding of the different worlds that lived together in this time of radical change. But the true success of the film lies in the actors abilities to show the true emotion and change that takes place around them and in them during the course of the tale. It is unfortunate that the BBCA chose to cut out so much of the film and hopefully the DVD will be available soon for US viewers to force others into watching. A true diamond being lost in the rough. Do yourselves a favor and sit back and enjoy the excellent acting and story, then sit back and watch it again and take note of all the layers of social history being shown. Or just to watch Richard Armitage ;), sooooo good!


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