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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 

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In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.
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Series cast summary:
Bertie Carvel ...  Jonathan Strange 7 episodes, 2015
Eddie Marsan ...  Mr Norrell 7 episodes, 2015
Marc Warren ...  The Gentleman 7 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Riley ...  Arabella 7 episodes, 2015
Alice Englert ...  Lady Pole 7 episodes, 2015
Samuel West ...  Sir Walter Pole 7 episodes, 2015
Enzo Cilenti ...  Childermass 7 episodes, 2015
Paul Kaye ...  Vinculus 7 episodes, 2015
Edward Hogg ...  Segundus 7 episodes, 2015
Ariyon Bakare ...  Stephen Black 7 episodes, 2015
Vincent Franklin ...  Drawlight 7 episodes, 2015
John Heffernan ...  Lascelles 7 episodes, 2015
Brian Pettifer ...  Honeyfoot 7 episodes, 2015
Richard Durden ...  Lord Liverpool 6 episodes, 2015
Robbie O'Neill ...  Lucas 6 episodes, 2015
Freddie Hogan Freddie Hogan ...  Davey 6 episodes, 2015
William Chubb William Chubb ...  Mr Bickerton 4 episodes, 2015
Ronan Vibert ...  Lord Wellington 4 episodes, 2015
Steve Jackson Steve Jackson ...  Jeremy Johns 4 episodes, 2015
Claudia Jessie ...  Mary 4 episodes, 2015
Patricia Winker Patricia Winker ...  Lost Hope Dancer / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ...  Grant 3 episodes, 2015
John Phythian John Phythian ...  Mr Gatcombe 3 episodes, 2015
Clive Mantle ...  Dr Greysteel 2 episodes, 2015
John Sessions ...  John Murray 2 episodes, 2015
Lucinda Dryzek ...  Flora Greysteel 2 episodes, 2015
Robert Hands Robert Hands ...  Henry 2 episodes, 2015
Martyn Ellis ...  Foxcastle 2 episodes, 2015
Phoebe Nicholls ...  Mrs Wintertowne 2 episodes, 2015
Mark Edel-Hunt Mark Edel-Hunt ...  De Lancey 2 episodes, 2015
Neil Edmond ...  Shackleton 2 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Saire ...  Mrs. Bullworth / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Jason Deline ...  Ned 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Fearn ...  Carter 2 episodes, 2015
Katy Maw Katy Maw ...  Lady at Party / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Christine Dalby ...  Landlady 2 episodes, 2015
Annie Lovett Annie Lovett ...  Landlady's Daughter 2 episodes, 2015
Glen Mortimer Glen Mortimer ...  Beadle 2 episodes, 2015
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In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.

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Fantasy | History | Sci-Fi | War

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It was nominated for four BAFTA awards and recognised by the British Film Institute as one of the top ten most important television programmes of 2015 See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.110 (2015) See more »

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Great fun
31 May 2015 | by bogus-bogus-oneSee all my reviews

After the first two episodes I'm hooked! The first episode started out a little slow, developing the characters and establishing the plot. I was sufficiently entertained and interested so that I watched the second episode. By the mid-point of the second episode the pace of the story quickly picked. The main characters feel real, as people, colleagues and competitors. The magic seems natural too. I found it very entertaining without being forced or too fantastic. The acting, costumes, locations, photography and CGI all are first class. I can't wait for the rest of the series and I will probably get the book too. I would consider this much more adult and better than the Harry Potter franchise. Which makes me wonder if we'll hear objections from religious conservatives? There's a lot of magic here but it's such lighthearted fun, I think it will be a shame if people miss this one.


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13 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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