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The Honourable Woman 

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Centres on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in an international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »





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
Janet McTeer ...  Dame Julia Walsh 8 episodes, 2014
Eve Best ...  Monica Chatwin 8 episodes, 2014
Lindsay Duncan ...  Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle 8 episodes, 2014
Andrew Buchan ...  Ephra Stein 7 episodes, 2014
Igal Naor ...  Shlomo Zahary 7 episodes, 2014
Philip Arditti ...  Saleh Al-Zahid 7 episodes, 2014
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Frances Pirsig 7 episodes, 2014
Martin Hutson ...  Max Boorman 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Daniel Borgoraz 6 episodes, 2014
Tobias Menzies ...  Nathaniel Bloom 5 episodes, 2014
Nicole Lopes Nicole Lopes ...  Mazel Stein 5 episodes, 2014
Oliver Bodur ...  Kasim Halabi 4 episodes, 2014
Reeve Fletcher Reeve Fletcher ...  Hannah Stein 4 episodes, 2014
George Georgiou ...  Magdi Muraji 4 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Judah Ben-Shahar 4 episodes, 2014
Ingrid Benussi Ingrid Benussi ...  Frances Pirsig No. 2 4 episodes, 2014
Raad Rawi ...  Jalal El-Amin 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
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Gail Gatz 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 Suzann McLean ...  Nurse Marlene Dalloway 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Katz ...  Aron Yavin 2 episodes, 2014
Atticus Blick Atticus Blick ...  Israeli Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
Julian Firth ...  Ernest Blakefield 2 episodes, 2014
Yaron Shavit ...  Listening Room Man 2 episodes, 2014
Ben Smith Ben Smith ...  Michael Gatz 2 episodes, 2014
Julian Spencer Julian Spencer ...  Abductor 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Muhammad Ibn Saeed 2 episodes, 2014
Liza Sadovy ...  British News Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Poletti Patrick Poletti ...  American News Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Martin McDougall ...  Brigadier General Harlan Berkoff 2 episodes, 2014
Jasper Jacob Jasper Jacob ...  British News Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Abdellatif Touhfi Abdellatif Touhfi ...  Qadi 2 episodes, 2014


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

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Hugo Blick claimed to want someone with authority, intellect but also "otherness" to play the role of Nessa. He claimed that he knew Maggie Gyllenhaal was perfect for this "...the moment she stepped onto the floor". See more »


Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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Amazing Acting for a Complex Mini-Series
21 December 2015 | by bigstickgregSee all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of mini series; however, Honourable Woman is the exception for me. From the very first episode, I was drawn into this fast action drama as if I were there. Not only is this one of the best action packed mini-series I have ever seen, but the acting is over-the-top. Maggie Gyllenhaal does an amazing acting job portraying Nessa Stein. Her demeanor, style, and sensitivity to the part, to me, puts her in the stratosphere of acting with all the other great actresses. She's so good, that I couldn't help but feel everything she was going through in this well-played role. And Lubna Azabal portrays Atika Halabi in a way that makes me love her, and hate her. She was great in this role. And Stephen Rea played the part of Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle as I would expect a good spy does. His soft spoken demeanor, and his inquisitive mind really helped to make him a believable character. I would say that all the characters were believable, and made this mini-series what it is...fantastic.

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31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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