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Ruskin is annoyed that Lizzie - frequently taking laudanum - and Rossetti are squandering his advance on wild parties and moves Lizzie's studio into his house. Effie warns her not to allow ... See full summary »

Director:

Diarmuid Lawrence

Writers:

Peter Bowker (creator), Franny Moyle (creator)

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Episode credited cast:
Samuel Barnett ... John Millais
Sam Crane ... Fred Walters
Rebecca Davies Rebecca Davies ... Fanny Cornforth
Josie Farmiloe Josie Farmiloe ... Charlotte Siddal
Tim Fitzhigham ... Minister
Poppy Lee Friar ... Rose La Touche
Georgie Glen ... Ruskin's Mother
Mark Heap ... Charles Dickens
Tom Hollander ... John Ruskin
Jennie Jacques ... Annie Miller
Polly Kemp Polly Kemp ... Mrs. Siddal
Amy Manson ... Lizzie Siddal
Dyfrig Morris Dyfrig Morris ... William Morris
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Mr. Siddal
Peter Sandys-Clarke ... Edward Burne-Jones
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Ruskin is annoyed that Lizzie - frequently taking laudanum - and Rossetti are squandering his advance on wild parties and moves Lizzie's studio into his house. Effie warns her not to allow Ruskin to dominate her but she holds her own conversing with him and his mother. Rossetti takes up with buxom working girl Fanny Cornforth, using her as his next model. He is pursued by two of his students, would-be artists Burne-Jones and Morris ,and eventually admits them to the Brotherhood after they have saved his church mural from fading. Excess laudanum makes Lizzie ill but Rossetti fulfils his pledge to marry her on her recovery. However, minutes after the ceremony he is setting lustful eyes on Morris' fiancee Jane. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Release Date:

18 August 2009 (UK) See more »

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti: I find comfort in the disequilibrium of others.
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