Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
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Series cast summary:
Andrea Riseborough ...  Angelica Fanshawe 4 episodes, 2008
Dominic West ...  Oliver Cromwell 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  John Lilburne 4 episodes, 2008
John Simm ...  Edward Sexby 4 episodes, 2008
Maxine Peake ...  Elizabeth Lilburne 4 episodes, 2008
Michael Fassbender ...  Thomas Rainsborough 4 episodes, 2008
Tim McInnerny ...  Joliffe 3 episodes, 2008
Peter Capaldi ...  King Charles I 3 episodes, 2008
Rob van Vuuren Rob van Vuuren ...  The Devil 3 episodes, 2008
Adrian Schiller ...  John Thurloe / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Al Weaver ...  Christian 2 episodes, 2008
Peter Terry Peter Terry ...  Commons Speaker 2 episodes, 2008
David Sherwood David Sherwood ...  Juxon Bishop Confessor 2 episodes, 2008
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During Oliver Cromwell's puritanical regicidal revolution, the fictional aristocratic manor lady Angelica Fanshawe follows her heart rather than political loyalty in the bloody conflict between royalists and Roundheads, and later among Crowell's triumphant, soon rivaling protestant followers. For love, she commits to several parties. Written by KGF Vissers

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November 2008 (UK) See more »

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The Devil's Mistress See more »

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Surprised by how much I loved it...
30 November 2008 | by mampeleSee all my reviews

I wasn't much of a fan of the English Civil War during History lessons at school. It was always difficult trying to decide which side to support. The glamorous, party loving Cavaliers or the serious, democratically minded, fair but boring round-heads....Watching The Devil's Whore I found my self switching sides again. However, kudos to Peter Flannery for making this period of history really interesting. This difficult period has never really been covered in movies or TV.

The whole cast is absolutely amazing. Peter Capaldi is great as a doomed king, Michael Fassbender is intense and stunning as Rainsborough but my favourites are John Simm and Andrea Riseborough. Both act their socks off and make me want to keep watching. The chemistry, sparring and respect between Sexby and Angelica is fascinating! Almost perfect...


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