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The Shadow in the North (2007)

Sally Lockhart and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and a heartless industrialist.

Director:

John Alexander

Writers:

Adrian Hodges (screenplay), Philip Pullman (novel)
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Cast

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Jared Harris ... Axel Bellmann
Doña Croll Doña Croll ... Nellie Budd (as Dona Croll)
David Harewood ... Nicholas Bedwell
JJ Feild ... Frederick Garland
Billie Piper ... Sally Lockhart
Matt Smith ... Jim Taylor
John Standing ... Webster Garland
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Miss Walsh
Hayley Atwell ... Rosa Garland
Owen Roe ... Bram Stoker
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Alistair MacKinnon
Richard Clews Richard Clews ... Mr. Windlesham
Phil Cornwell ... Harris
Peter Whittington Peter Whittington ... Society Gentleman
Jack Brady ... Sackville
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Storyline

Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) now runs her own financial consulting business, while her friends Frederick Garland (J.J. Feild) and Jim Taylor (Matt Smith) have opened a detective agency. But when one of her clients loses money over a vanishing steamship, Sally and the young detectives join forces again. The mystery leads them to a threatened stage magician and a medium with a dark vision. Sally must also face an old enemy. Written by L. Hamre

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Former Doctor Who (2005) companion Billie Piper (for the ninth and tenth Doctors) appeared in this movie with Matt Smith, who became the eleventh Doctor. See more »

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Follows Masterpiece Classic: The Ruby in the Smoke (2006) See more »

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Another excellent adaptation.
26 March 2021 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I have only recently read the books, and if anything my admiration for this adaptation actually grew having finished it. It would have been easy to veer away from the book, but it's such an accurate adaptation.

Piper shines once again as Sally, she is joined by a terrific cast, some real talent on display here, Julian Rhind Tutt, Richard Clews and of course Jared Harris.

I'm so glad this was adapted, the first was lucky enough to have a masterclass from Julie Walters, this one relies more on the story, action and humour.

The action scenes at the end are terrific, the humour comes from Dona Croll, who is so funny.

Terrific production values, it looks sensational, some of the costumes used here are tremendous.

Overall, I loved it, 9/10.


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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2007 (UK) See more »

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Aventurile lui Sally Lockhart: Misterul Pietrei Polare See more »

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1.78 : 1
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