Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  Heathcliff 2 episodes, 2009
Charlotte Riley ...  Cathy 2 episodes, 2009
Andrew Lincoln ...  Edgar 2 episodes, 2009
Sarah Lancashire ...  Nelly 2 episodes, 2009
Burn Gorman ...  Hindley 2 episodes, 2009
Rosalind Halstead ...  Isabella 2 episodes, 2009
Rebecca Night ...  Catherine 2 episodes, 2009
Tom Payne ...  Linton 2 episodes, 2009
Andrew Hawley ...  Hareton 2 episodes, 2009
Kevin McNally ...  Mr. Earnshaw 2 episodes, 2009
Des McAleer Des McAleer ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 2009
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ...  Doctor Kenneth 2 episodes, 2009
Sia Berkeley ...  Frances 2 episodes, 2009
James Harper James Harper ...  Vicar 2 episodes, 2009
Barnaby Kay ...  Saul 2 episodes, 2009
Jack O'Connell ...  Shepherd Lad 2 episodes, 2009
Simon Kassianides ...  Gypsy Horse Trader 2 episodes, 2009
John Hollingworth ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2009
Declan Wheeldon Declan Wheeldon ...  Young Heathcliff 2 episodes, 2009
Alexandra Pearson Alexandra Pearson ...  Young Cathy 2 episodes, 2009
Joseph Taylor Joseph Taylor ...  Young Hindley 2 episodes, 2009
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[PART I] Braving her father Edgar Linton's warning not to cross the estate border, young Catherine discovers her charming, but sickly cousin and the manly Hareton are the heartlessly scorned and abused sons of wealthy Heatcliff on the Earnshaw estate. This launches a flashback how Heathcliff was raised as Cathy's best friend by her kind father, Mr. Earnshaw. After his death, the son and heir returns from boarding school, married, and reduces Heathcliff to the rank of stable boy, enduring constant abuse in order to remain with Cathy. After an accidental meeting with elegant gentleman Edgar Linton, she falls in love. To Hindley's delight, this drives Heathcliff away. [PART II] Three years later, Heathcliff returns wealthy enough to buy the estate, a day after Cathy married Edgar. He takes revenge, which instead of satisfaction brings misery to all. After Cathy and later Edgar's death, his scorn includes the next generation, which nevertheless finds each-other striving for nobler values. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

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Both Tom Hardy and Burn Gorman both later appeared in The Dark Knight Rises 2012. See more »

Goofs

Numerous covers visible over modern light switches particularly in episode two when Edgar confronts Heathcliffe at the Manor. See more »

Quotes

Cathy: [contemplative, facing the fireplace, upon hearing someone walk in] If that's you, Nellie, then I am sorry for scolding you. I wish now that you had stayed.
Heathcliff: [walking up to Cathy] It is not Nellie, it is I.
[while Cathy still refuses to look into his eyes]
Heathcliff: Why, Cathy, what is it? What's the matter?
Cathy: [finally looking up and at him, solemnly] Edgar Linton has asked me to marry him.
Heathcliff: [searching Cathy's eyes] And, have you given him your answer?
[Cathy nods negatively]
Heathcliff: But you did not say no!
[...]
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Connections

Version of Wuthering Heights (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper: Rondeau
(uncredited)
Written by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Performed by Collegium Musicum de Paris
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Wonderful!
10 January 2010 | by phan_of_hobbitsSee all my reviews

A big fan of Masterpiece Theater and of classic novels, I was excited to find out there was a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights. I actually bought this on Amazon without having ever seen it, and after viewing it, I am so happy that I bought it. The film does a great job of showing the passion between Heathcliff and Cathy, and Tom Hardy in the role of Heathcliff is a perfect blend of swoon worthy and terrifying. My only complaint is that Part Two doesn't have the same pop as Part One; it's a little bit shorter, and feels more rushed. But overall, this is a wonderful adaptation that I would definitely recommend to all classical lovers.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Wuthering Heights See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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(2 episodes)

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