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The Honourable Woman 

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The Honourable Woman is a TV series starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, and Lubna Azabal. 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 & 24 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
...  Nessa Stein 8 episodes, 2014
...  Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle 8 episodes, 2014
...  Atika Halabi 8 episodes, 2014
...  Rachel Stein 8 episodes, 2014
...  Ephra Stein 7 episodes, 2014
...  Dame Julia Walsh 7 episodes, 2014
...  Monica Chatwin 7 episodes, 2014
...  Shlomo Zahary 6 episodes, 2014
...  Max Boorman 6 episodes, 2014
...  Frances Pirsig 6 episodes, 2014
...  Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Herzberg ...  Daniel Borgoraz 6 episodes, 2014
Nicole Lopes ...  Mazel Stein 5 episodes, 2014
Reeve Fletcher ...  Hannah Stein 4 episodes, 2014
...  Magdi Muraji 4 episodes, 2014
...  Saleh Al-Zahid 4 episodes, 2014
...  Judah Ben-Shahar 4 episodes, 2014
Ingrid Benussi ...  Frances Pirsig No. 2 4 episodes, 2014
...  Nathaniel Bloom 3 episodes, 2014
...  Jalal El-Amin 3 episodes, 2014
...  Kasim Halabi 3 episodes, 2014
...  Caleb Schwako 3 episodes, 2014
...  Zahid Al-Zahid 3 episodes, 2014
...  Yaniv Levi 3 episodes, 2014
Justin Shevlin ...  Tom Crace 2 episodes, 2014
Lois Ellington ...  Young Nessa / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Aidan Stephenson ...  Eli Stein 2 episodes, 2014
Rupert Frazer ...  Commander Garrett 2 episodes, 2014
...  Nurse Marlene Dalloway 2 episodes, 2014
...  Aron Yavin 2 episodes, 2014
Atticus Blick ...  Israeli Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
...  Listening Room Man 2 episodes, 2014
Ben Smith ...  Michael Gatz 2 episodes, 2014
...  Muhammad Ibn Saeed 2 episodes, 2014
...  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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31 July 2014 (USA)  »

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The Honorable Woman  »

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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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Easily the best drama to air in the summer of 2014
22 August 2014 | by See 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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