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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 

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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13 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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This is a 7 part British historical fantasy miniseries, that aired on BBC One May 17 2015 and ended June 28 2015. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.95 (2015) See more »

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Truly Spellbinding

Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell is a slightly glum, complex but ultimately intriguing drama about two magicians attempting to return magic to England. The plot itself is unpredictable with many compelling twists which result in massive impacts on each of the characters. Although, it can be rather confusing for me at times.

Speaking of the characters, they are superbly cast and believable. Bertie Carvel is excellent as the mysterious Jonathon Strange, Eddie Marsan fits the role of the reclusive Mr Norrell perfectly, and Marc Warren is exceptional as the malicious Gentleman. The other actors including Charlotte Riley, Alice Englert and Ariyon Bakare also give commendable performances.

The visuals are stunning and clearly the creators put a lot of money and effort into making them seem as realistic and jaw-dropping as possible. From the swarm of agitated ravens to the voluminous black tornado formed by Mr Strange himself, there is nothing to fault.

Overall, Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell is an exquisite series which I'm sure admirers of the book will adore. As for those individuals who have not read the book, (such as myself) this is a fresh, thrilling and mesmerising story which will capture the imagination of all ages.


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