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The Honourable Woman 

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Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Series cast summary:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Nessa Stein 8 episodes, 2014
Stephen Rea ...  Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle 8 episodes, 2014
Lubna Azabal ...  Atika Halabi 8 episodes, 2014
Katherine Parkinson ...  Rachel Stein 8 episodes, 2014
Andrew Buchan ...  Ephra Stein 7 episodes, 2014
Janet McTeer ...  Dame Julia Walsh 7 episodes, 2014
Eve Best ...  Monica Chatwin 7 episodes, 2014
Igal Naor ...  Shlomo Zahary 6 episodes, 2014
Martin Hutson Martin Hutson ...  Max Boorman 6 episodes, 2014
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Frances Pirsig 6 episodes, 2014
Lindsay Duncan ...  Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Daniel Borgoraz 6 episodes, 2014
Nicole Lopes Nicole Lopes ...  Mazel Stein 5 episodes, 2014
Reeve Fletcher Reeve Fletcher ...  Hannah Stein 4 episodes, 2014
George Georgiou ...  Magdi Muraji 4 episodes, 2014
Philip Arditti ...  Saleh Al-Zahid 4 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Judah Ben-Shahar 4 episodes, 2014
Ingrid Benussi Ingrid Benussi ...  Frances Pirsig No. 2 4 episodes, 2014
Tobias Menzies ...  Nathaniel Bloom 3 episodes, 2014
Raad Rawi ...  Jalal El-Amin 3 episodes, 2014
Oliver Bodur Oliver Bodur ...  Kasim Halabi 3 episodes, 2014
John Mackay ...  Caleb Schwako 3 episodes, 2014
Nasser Memarzia ...  Zahid Al-Zahid 3 episodes, 2014
Jacob Krichefski ...  Yaniv Levi 3 episodes, 2014
Justin Shevlin ...  Tom Crace 2 episodes, 2014
Lois Ellington Lois Ellington ...  Young Nessa / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Aidan Stephenson Aidan Stephenson ...  Eli Stein 2 episodes, 2014
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ...  Commander Garrett 2 episodes, 2014
Suzann McLean ...  Nurse Marlene Dalloway 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Katz ...  Aron Yavin 2 episodes, 2014
Atticus Blick Atticus Blick ...  Israeli Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
Yaron Shavit ...  Listening Room Man 2 episodes, 2014
Ben Smith Ben Smith ...  Michael Gatz 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Muhammad Ibn Saeed 2 episodes, 2014
Martin McDougall ...  Brigadier General Harlan Berkoff 2 episodes, 2014


Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Release Date:

31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Honorable Woman See more »

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16:9 HD
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Maggie Gyllenhaal has stated she deliberately wishes to keep her own political opinions on the area private for fear it will bias how people view the series. See more »

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Amazing Amazing Amazing
11 July 2014 | by hortonstripSee all my reviews

So far am loving this every bit as much as The Shadow Line, which I've watched in it's entirety 3 times. Incredible, incredible, INCREDIBLE script, fantastic direction, atmospheric as all hell, great soundtrack, wonderful and nuanced performances from everyone on screen, and multi layered and complex storytelling. The plonker that called this "timed propaganda" above is, to put it kindly, a bit simple. There is nothing here that could look like Israeli props, in fact the only Israeli that has appeared in this so far was a horrible tosspot that attempted to bring "thousands of years of history" into it, which actually from a certain perspective would be labeled as anti-Semitic writing, and the plot so far certainly doesn't particularly paint any of the characters as good or bad guys. I think mr. Blick is as brave as you like trying to do a take on such a complex issue, and doing it with the sensitivity and intelligence that it requires.

Can't wait for episode 3 already.

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