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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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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 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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16:9 HD
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In order to persuade Maggie Gyllenhaal to the role, Hugo Blick claimed to only have to "fly to her New York home, show her the script and try some of her homemade nettle soup." See more »

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The best drama on TV for years
22 August 2014 | by barry-180See all my reviews

Firstly let me say that " The Honourable Woman" is fiction, just as say a film like " A Few Good Men" was. Once you view it like this and NOT as it some reflection what is going on in Gaza and Israel right now. I am a Zionist but I watched this masterpiece and was able to have empathy with not only the Israeli characters but with the Palestinians also. The cast is magnificent and I expect that it will win all the major awards at the BAFTAS. I am not sure how our American cousins will take it, because you will have never had seen anything like it. I reiterate we see a tour de force of acting, with several major parts for the girls. However if I were to pick out for me who is numero uno it would be Stephen Rea as a John Le Carre, George Smiley kind of intelligence officer Hugh Hayden-Hoyle. Maggie Gyllenhaal with a perfect English accent plays the major part of Nessa Stein a newly ennobled Anglo-Israeli businesswoman. BUT is she the Honourable Woman? I will let you decide when you see it!

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