Gormenghast (2000– )
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Episode #1.1 

Newborn Titus Groan is destined to rule Gormenghast, a kingdom based on complicated and unbreakable traditions. Meanwhile an ambitious kitchen slave schemes to escape his destiny and overthrow the old order.

Director:

Andy Wilson

Writers:

Mervyn Peake (by), Malcolm McKay (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Celia Imrie ... Lady Gertrude
John Sessions ... Dr. Prunesquallor
Warren Mitchell ... Barquentine
George Antoni George Antoni ... Bookman (as George Yiasoumi)
Ian Richardson ... Lord Groan
Neve McIntosh ... Lady Fuchsia
June Brown June Brown ... Nannie Slagg
Christopher Lee ... Flay
Richard Griffiths ... Swelter
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Steerpike
Zoë Wanamaker ... Clarice Groan
Lynsey Baxter ... Cora Groan
Fiona Shaw ... Irma Prunesquallor
Olga Sosnovska ... Keda
Eric Sykes ... Mollocks
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Storyline

Newborn Titus Groan is destined to rule Gormenghast, a kingdom based on complicated and unbreakable traditions. Meanwhile an ambitious kitchen slave schemes to escape his destiny and overthrow the old order.

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2000 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Lord Groan: Did you notice anything unusual about the boy?
Dr. Prunesquallor: Oh structurally a sound child my lord, sound as a bell.
Lord Groan: Damn the structure, did you see his face?
Dr. Prunesquallor: I noticed his face, sir. I definitely noticed it if that's of any help.
Lord Groan: Did you notice anything strange? Don't be afraid to speak out.
Dr. Prunesquallor: Strange, Lordship?
Lord Groan: The face, Prunesquallor, the face!
Dr. Prunesquallor: Speaking professionally I should say his face was irregular, sir but not...
Lord Groan: Unnatural?
Dr. Prunesquallor: i'd say Irregular sir.
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