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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
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Series cast summary:
Jim Broadbent ...  Logan Mountstuart (Older) 4 episodes, 2010
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Logan Mountstuart (Middle) 4 episodes, 2010
Conor Nealon Conor Nealon ...  Logan Mountstuart (Child) 4 episodes, 2010
Hayley Atwell ...  Freya Deverell 4 episodes, 2010
Sam Claflin ...  Logan Mountstuart (Young) 4 episodes, 2010
Ed Stoppard ...  Ben Leeping (Older) 4 episodes, 2010
Samuel West ...  Peter Scabius (Older) 4 episodes, 2010
Julian Ovenden ...  Ernest Hemingway 3 episodes, 2010
Ken Bones ...  Mr. Mountstuart 3 episodes, 2010
Flaminia Cinque ...  Mrs. Mountstuart 3 episodes, 2010
Emerald Fennell ...  Lottie 3 episodes, 2010
Gillian Anderson ...  Duchess of Windsor / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Tom Hollander ...  Duke of Windsor / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Kim Cattrall ...  Gloria Scabius 2 episodes, 2010
Holliday Grainger ...  Tess Scabius 2 episodes, 2010
Hugh Skinner ...  Lionel Mounstuart 2 episodes, 2010
Stéphane Dausse Stéphane Dausse ...  Cyprien 2 episodes, 2010
Rupert Vansittart ...  The Earl 2 episodes, 2010
Yolanda Vazquez Yolanda Vazquez ...  Encarnacion 2 episodes, 2010
Freddie Fox ...  Peter Scabius (Young) 2 episodes, 2010
James Musgrave James Musgrave ...  Ben Leeping (Young) / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Kulvinder Ghir ...  Subadar Singh 2 episodes, 2010
Tobias Menzies ...  Ian Fleming 2 episodes, 2010
Poppy Epstein Poppy Epstein ...  Stella (Age 6) 2 episodes, 2010
Richard Schiff ...  Dr. Byrne 2 episodes, 2010
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

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UK

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English

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2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Any Human Heart - Eines Menschen Herz See more »

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Barcelona, Spain See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Tobias Menzies and Sam Heughan also star in Outlander (2014) together. See more »

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A Don't Miss for the Cosmopolite
18 November 2011 | by donmac117See all my reviews

As someone who bounced around in the film and TV industry, I was enthralled with the spot on accuracy of this series. It captured that unique culture of celebrity and those who prosper on the periphery of fame and fortune. When Gloria put a fork in Mountstuart's hand, I knew I had seen a true cinematic moment of genius. Kim Cattrall is immortalized in this scene in Episode 3, as the most desirable of women who torment the sophisticated man. Important social record, great enjoyment and fun.

If you aren't Logan, you certainly recognize him in the milieu of the era that his character was created in the novel that inspired the series. Just surviving WWII was quite a feat for an Englishman. Surviving the heart-breaking loss of wife and child made all that followed in Logan's career story so true to those of us who were not far away at the time.


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