The construction of the R.M.S. Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
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Kevin Zegers ...  Mark Muir 12 episodes, 2012
Alessandra Mastronardi ...  Sofia Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Derek Jacobi ...  Lord Pirrie 12 episodes, 2012
Billy Carter ...  Thomas Andrews 12 episodes, 2012
Massimo Ghini ...  Pietro Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Ian McElhinney ...  Sir Henry Carlton 12 episodes, 2012
Valentina Corti ...  Violetta Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Denise Gough ...  Emily Hill 11 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Forbes ...  Eddy Hatton 11 episodes, 2012
Frank McCusker ...  Charles Stokes 11 episodes, 2012
Barry McEvoy ...  Chorley 11 episodes, 2012
Martin McCann ...  Conor McCann 10 episodes, 2012
Ophelia Lovibond ...  Kitty Carlton 10 episodes, 2012
Liam Carney ...  Sean Malone 10 episodes, 2012
Terence Keeley Terence Keeley ...  Jack Lowry 10 episodes, 2012
Branwell Donaghey ...  Michael McCann 9 episodes, 2012
Gerard McCarthy ...  Ashley Stokes 9 episodes, 2012
Caolan Byrne ...  Jimmy Smith 9 episodes, 2012
Steve Gunn ...  Bill Armstrong 9 episodes, 2012
Gray O'Brien ...  Bruce Ismay 8 episodes, 2012
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ...  Mary McCann 8 episodes, 2012
Edoardo Leo Edoardo Leo ...  Andrea Valle 8 episodes, 2012
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ...  Lady Pirrie 8 episodes, 2012
Michael McElhatton ...  Albert Hatton 7 episodes, 2012
Bill Murphy ...  Bremner 7 episodes, 2012
Aaron Harris Aaron Harris ...  Jordan 7 episodes, 2012
Steve Blount Steve Blount ...  McQueen 7 episodes, 2012
Martin Philips Martin Philips ...  Hunter 7 episodes, 2012
Tomasz Oplawski Tomasz Oplawski ...  Lower Class Gentelmen 6 episodes, 2012
Chris Noth ...  J.P. Morgan 6 episodes, 2012
Neve Campbell ...  Joanna Yaegar 6 episodes, 2012
Karl Shiels ...  Neil Sutherland 6 episodes, 2012
Tommy O'Neill Tommy O'Neill ...  Lorcan 6 episodes, 2012
Liam McMahon ...  Arthur McAllister 6 episodes, 2012
Ronnie McCann Ronnie McCann ...  Cherry 6 episodes, 2012
Charlie Ruxton Charlie Ruxton ...  Grey 6 episodes, 2012
Frank Smith Frank Smith ...  Clarke 6 episodes, 2012
Pat McGrath Pat McGrath ...  Kelly's Landlord 6 episodes, 2012
Eve Macklin ...  Lord Pirrie's Secretary 5 episodes, 2012
Liam Cunningham ...  Jim Larkin 5 episodes, 2012
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ...  Lady Carlton 5 episodes, 2012
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ...  Edith Hatton 5 episodes, 2012
Ger Carey Ger Carey ...  Bernie Doyle 4 episodes, 2012
Vincenzo Alfieri Vincenzo Alfieri ...  Giacomo 5 episodes, 2012
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The construction of the R.M.S. Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

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Famous American author Morgan Robertson published a novella titled "The Wreck of the Titan" in 1898. It is a fictional story about a large passenger liner that struck an iceberg while sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ironically, the storyline in Robertson's book contains very striking resemblances to the events of the R.M.S. Titanic, despite it being written fourteen years earlier. See more »

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At the end of episode 12 on board the Titanic, a movie producer lights Kitty's cigarette with a Zippo lighter. The first Zippo lighter was produced in 1932 and the patent was not issued until 1936. See more »

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DON'T MISS THIS SHIP!
6 June 2020 | by farox-09590See all my reviews

Titanic: Blood and Steel is an apt moniker for this period drama. It's not one of the usual titanic disaster drama by the classic cinema makers we buy into. This series delves into the pre-titanic era of Belfast: a portrayal of what happens in and around the Harland and Wolff shipyard. As described in the title, it's about the blood and sweat of young riveters who built one of the magnificent ships ever made by a man with an added fiction of steel quality being improved by a metallurgist. It depicts the shattered lives of exploited yard workers fighting for an appropriate pay rise and keenly focuses on their political, religious, and social differences.

It has a quite ensemble cast who make us wonder if it truly happened. Every actor did immerse themselves in the characters. The diplomatic convey of dialogue by Lord Pirrie(by Derek Jacobi) with the shipyard board of directors and workers is outstanding. Thomas Andrews(by Bill Carter) a well-experienced shipbuilder who had always struck a balance between the accountant and an engineer, his tranquility is infectious. Mark Muir(by Kevin Zegers) an underprivileged man who turned his circumstances into a fortune with unlimited perseverance. His indecisiveness to choose love over the task of designing the mighty floating luxury is quite heart-aching. Albeit the roles of JP Morgan(by Chris North) and J Ismay(by Gray O'Brien) was brief, their austerity was intense. The glamorous Italian lad, Sofia Silvestri(by Alessandra Mastronardi) will catch your attention, she carried the demeanor of her character with ease. Her subtle facial expressions are rich. Producers did not compromise with the costumes, they were custom made to each character based on their storyline. The screenplay never fails to impress us. The graphic representation of keel-laying ceremony and indeed the ship launching ceremony, both of them are jawdropping. I strongly believe you shall never skip the intro soundtrack, the background score is mellifluous and relevant to each subplot. I strongly urge the team to ruminate over filming a second part for this one. If not for the disaster, it should primarily focus on the aftermath of Harland & Wolff shipyard, White Star Line, last Olympic class ship Britannic. The first season was all about the rich human emotions tied to constructing a ship, likewise, the next season has many plots to cover: How did Lord Pirrie take this? Who substituted the loss of Andrews? What were the discussions and changes in the board? How did the media publish the disaster? What happened at court proceedings? Did Joanna Yaegar's photos help her german brother? How could Silvestri cope up with the loss of his both daughters? As many as 1,500 souls drowned with Titanic, how did their families repent the loss? and many more. Keeping all of the historical inaccuracies apart, from a fictional perspective this 12-episode period drama is gripping. It is wise to watch it at a slow pace to absorb the story deeply. Certainly, Titanic: Blood and Steel will stay in your memory even after the end credits roll.


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