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Any Human Heart 

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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama | Romance

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English

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2010 (UK) See more »

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Barcelona, Spain See more »

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Matthew Mcfayden , Amana Hale, and Myanna Burning all Also star in BBC's Ripper Street (2013). See more »

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Very Human and very much "any" individual's story....
4 September 2013 | by fgold-743-259474See all my reviews

What a delicate human story of a real man and his very real and messy life, filled with all of the missteps into discovering the world and himself. While it is at once sentimental, it isn't overly romanticized or filled with self-pity.

A curious and fascinating sub-plot around the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, took me into an internet search to learn more around a historical incident involving all the characters.

Filled with flashbacks of Oxford friends, wives, lovers and children are the cast of characters illuminating our main character, Logan's, mind. Every flashback moves us through Logan's life, as he seems to outlive all of the unfortunate illnesses and accidents of his friends and family. The extensive ensemble of actors play their characters, with the grace and elegance you expect from such highly acclaimed actors as James Broadbent.

The real thread of sweetness, in this series, is seeing how we assign value to our relationships and perception of the world. This is a story for every person, to feel connected to their own humanness and find purpose and human connection at every stage of their lives.


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