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Desperate Romantics 

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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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Series cast summary:
Samuel Barnett ...  John Millais 6 episodes, 2009
Sam Crane ...  Fred Walters 6 episodes, 2009
Josie Farmiloe Josie Farmiloe ...  Charlotte Siddal 6 episodes, 2009
Tom Hollander ...  John Ruskin 6 episodes, 2009
Jennie Jacques ...  Annie Miller 6 episodes, 2009
Amy Manson ...  Lizzie Siddal 6 episodes, 2009
Rafe Spall ...  William Holman Hunt 6 episodes, 2009
Aidan Turner ...  Dante Gabriel Rossetti 6 episodes, 2009
Mark Heap ...  Charles Dickens 5 episodes, 2009
Polly Kemp ...  Mrs. Siddal 5 episodes, 2009
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Mr. Siddal 5 episodes, 2009
Zoë Tapper ...  Effie Ruskin / ... 5 episodes, 2009
Georgie Glen ...  Ruskin's Mother / ... 4 episodes, 2009
Phil Davis ...  Mr. Stone 3 episodes, 2009
Mark Benton ...  Mr.Chadwick 2 episodes, 2009
Rebecca Davies Rebecca Davies ...  Fanny Cornforth 2 episodes, 2009
Poppy Lee Friar ...  Rose La Touche 2 episodes, 2009
Maimie McCoy ...  Margaret 2 episodes, 2009
Dyfrig Morris Dyfrig Morris ...  William Morris 2 episodes, 2009
Peter Sandys-Clarke ...  Edward Burne-Jones 2 episodes, 2009
Natalie Thomas Natalie Thomas ...  Jane Burden 2 episodes, 2009
Christian Wolf-La'Moy ...  Drinker at Inn / ... 2 episodes, 2009
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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Although both Aidan Turner and Phil Davis went on to appear in Being Human (2008), they never appeared together as Turner left the series before Davis joined. See more »

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Desperately Unromantic
7 September 2020 | by soundman5See all my reviews

Just too pretentious for its own good. I didn't feel the characters rang true and it had too many cliches thrown in just to try and appeal to everyone. The music didn't fit the feel and pace and the acting was a little smug. The camera work was annoying too with the shots being either too close or too unsteady. I couldn't finish the second episode because at that point I really didn't care for any of it. To sum up, it was just too shallow and lightweight with bad acting, script and direction. If you want to immerse yourself in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood world don't watch this.


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