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The construction of the RMS 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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Series cast summary:
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 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 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
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Bill Murphy 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
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Chris Noth ...  J.P. Morgan 6 episodes, 2012
Neve Campbell ...  Joanna Yaegar 6 episodes, 2012
Karl Shiels Karl Shiels ...  Neil Sutherland 6 episodes, 2012
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Vincenzo Alfieri ...  Giacomo 5 episodes, 2012
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The construction of the RMS 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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8 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Serbia See more »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Actresses Romola Garai and Helen Mirren were firstly rumored to be either considered or approached to star in this mini series. However, later on, neither of them confirmed their respective participation. See more »

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Titanic did not embark passengers in Belfast. Titanic departed Belfast on April 2, arrived in Southampton 28 hours later, and did not depart Southampton until April 10. With just one exception, the only non-crew members embarked at Belfast were members of the H&W guaranty group and a Board of Trade official. See more »

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Inaccurate But Enjoyable
14 October 2012 | by KatharineFanaticSee all my reviews

"Titanic: Blood & Steel" proves there are still ways to approach material that has been revisited on the big and small screens in new and appealing ways. From the laying of the hull to her departure from Belfast, this is the story of the workers, businessmen, and common Irishmen impacted through the construction process of the most famous ship in history.

It's strengths are its historical figures, such as the open-minded Lord Pirrie (Derek Jacobi at his finest) and the perfectionist, driven Thomas Andrews, who is depicted as I have always imagined him to be, soft-spoken and heroic. Its weaknesses lie in its lack of understanding for the social and sexual aspects of the period, as well as its (for me) rather unlikable leading man.

When it comes to historical accuracy, it relies more on fiction than fact to tell its story but somehow this never seems too troubling. The politics of the era are explored: the struggle to unionize Ireland, the rivalries between Catholic and Protestant fractions, even a foray into the beginnings of the Irish Republican Army. The expense of the miniseries shows not only in the terrific cast but the incredible detail on the ships, their construction, the shipyards, and the lavish interiors.

Some might complain about the ambiguous ending, but I like it, since it allows the audience to make their own conclusions about the fate of the main characters. The series held my attention and gave me twelve hours spent in the company of Lord Pirrie and Thomas Andrews -- as an amateur "RMS Titanic" historian, for that, I'm grateful.


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