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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 6 wins & 25 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 ...  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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Filmed over a period of three months. See more »


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

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Easily the best drama to air in the summer of 2014
22 August 2014 | by JRConsidineSee all my reviews

Throughout the eight episodes of The Honourable Woman the viewer is treated to a relevant, gutsy, challenging television experience. If you ever dismissed or plead ignorance over the Arab - Israeli conflict, you now have an emotional stake in the conflict. The characters are complex, the actors are skilled artisans. Ever since Maggie Gyllenhaal was slinking around in Secretary she has established a reputation for conquering the challenging, controversial roles. Maggie has conquered once again. The Honourable Woman will win a lot of trophies once the awards season has arrived. Amongst the superior cast is one actor who may have placed an exclamation point on his heretofore fine body of work. The trophy engravers should get a jump on etching Stephen Rea's name on the hardware from the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy and Blockbuster(sic)awards. Rea simply owned every scene in which he appeared. His star rose with the release of the feisty film, The Crying Game whose plot twist remains one of the great and respected spoilers that is kept mum to this day. His efforts were rewarded with an Oscar nomination to go along with his Tony nomination. Twenty plus years later, it is time for this native and resident of Northern Ireland to get his due. Will The Honourable Woman return for another season? Hugo Blick and company drained every ounce out of the script and characters. Perhaps the dawn should best be left unsaid.

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31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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