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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 when as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 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
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 ...  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 ...  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 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 when as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Release Date:

31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honorable Woman See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


BBC Controller Ben Stephenson had felt that his previous commission of a series from Hugo Blick, The Shadow Line (2011), was a great success and was very keen to repeat the opportunity of working with Blick again. See more »


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

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Pretty Amazing
28 December 2014 | by steven98664See all my reviews

Well this tarnishes just about everyone government-wise. It most likely represents what is probably very true.....how things work. Betrayal, intrigue, human endeavor, are all covered. The character of Nessa Stein is so well played by Maggie Gyllenhaal. The series is almost emotionally draining. So many difficult things confronted.

The things that are taken for granted are kind of interesting. Are we owners of or parents or grandparents actions? If we accept the state of being of circumstances, does that mean we agree with them?

Highly recommended. Worth watching all the way through.

I am curious how the series is received by British, Arabic, Israeli, and other US folks.

As you go through the series, you may want to observe what is represented as true, what is represented as given, and at the end of the series, how folks are portrayed at that point. It tells me about the folks who produced this and what they believe, because although the show appears to be open, freely representing all, in the end, they show common stereotypes, in my opinion. I am not criticizing it, I don't think, but it is not as open as it appears.

I still highly recommend it.

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