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Mr Selfridge 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2013–2016)
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Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

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Series cast summary:
Ron Cook ...  Mr. Crabb 40 episodes, 2013-2016
Jeremy Piven ...  Harry Selfridge 39 episodes, 2013-2016
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Mr. Grove 39 episodes, 2013-2016
Amy Beth Hayes ...  Kitty Hawkins / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Amanda Abbington ...  Miss Mardle 36 episodes, 2013-2016
Samuel West ...  Frank Edwards 37 episodes, 2013-2016
Trystan Gravelle ...  Victor Colleano 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Calum Callaghan Calum Callaghan ...  George Towler 33 episodes, 2013-2016
Malcolm Rennie Malcolm Rennie ...  Fraser 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Greg Austin ...  Gordon Selfridge 30 episodes, 2014-2016
Katherine Kelly ...  Lady Mae / ... 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin ...  Miss Plunkett 28 episodes, 2014-2016
Amy Morgan ...  Grace Calthorpe / ... 28 episodes, 2014-2016
Aisling Loftus ...  Agnes Towler / ... 25 episodes, 2013-2016
Grégory Fitoussi ...  Henri Leclair 25 episodes, 2013-2016
Kika Markham ...  Lois Selfridge 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Deborah Cornelius ...  Miss Blenkinsop 22 episodes, 2013-2016
Frances O'Connor ...  Rose Selfridge 21 episodes, 2013-2016
Sacha Parkinson ...  Connie Hawkins / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Kara Tointon ...  Rosalie Selfridge / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Aidan McArdle ...  Lord Loxley 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Lee Moulds Lee Moulds ...  Sales Assistant 20 episodes, 2013-2014
Sai Bennett ...  Jessie Pertree 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Lauren Crace ...  Doris / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2015
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Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Selfridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Neasden, London, England, UK See more »

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ITV Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Rose Selfridge meets Roderick Temple at the National Gallery, she fibs and tells him her last name is Buckingham. In fact, the real Rosalie Selfridge was named Buckingham before her marriage to Harry Gordon Selfridge. The Buckingham family was a very prominent one in Rosalie's native Chicago, and relatives of Rosalie gave the funds for the enormous Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, which is still one of Chicago's best-known public landmarks. See more »

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Delightful British Masterpiece
20 October 2013 | by PerspicuitasSee all my reviews

I'm a late arrival to this true gem of a series, giving me the distinct benefit and joy of watching back-to-back episodes in a binge viewing. Frankly, my initial reaction was "what could be interesting about a department store?" I'm glad I went with a friend's recommendation and had a view.

Mr. Selfridge is a finely handled period piece which continues the tradition of exceptional British drama. Jeremy Piven is an inspired choice for Mr. Selfridge, showing his dramatic chops once again in a difficult and demanding role. I've often thought Mr. Piven had more to show us, and this series gives him the opportunity.

As well, the rest of the cast is strong and well-defined. It didn't take long to get hooked into the varied tribulations, trials and triumphs of the characters.

As a confirmed Downton Abbey fan, I thought this series would be a pale copy. I was wrong. It holds it's own very well. The challenge of balancing the factual aspects of Selfridge's history with the fictional, yet realistically painted accounts of the people behind the store, has been very capably managed by the writers. The drive, innovation, quality and forward thinking of the actual Selfridge has been captured here in a way that makes the viewer see how astonishing and astute Selfridge the businessman was.

Kudos to everyone involved. And the theme music for the series is truly inspired. Every time I hear it, I want to shop.


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