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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  James Keziah Delaney 10 episodes, 2017-2019
David Hayman ...  Brace 8 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Pryce ...  Sir Stuart Strange 8 episodes, 2017
Oona Chaplin ...  Zilpha Geary 8 episodes, 2017
Richard Dixon ...  Pettifer 8 episodes, 2017
Leo Bill ...  Wilton 8 episodes, 2017
Edward Hogg ...  Godfrey 8 episodes, 2017
Ruby-May Martinwood Ruby-May Martinwood ...  Winter 7 episodes, 2017
Jessie Buckley ...  Lorna Bow 7 episodes, 2017
Stephen Graham ...  Atticus 7 episodes, 2017
Franka Potente ...  Helga 7 episodes, 2017
James Greaves James Greaves ...  Strange's Clerk 7 episodes, 2017
Michael Kelly ...  Dumbarton 7 episodes, 2017
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...  Robert 6 episodes, 2017
Jefferson Hall ...  Thorne Geary 6 episodes, 2017
Jason Watkins ...  Solomon Coop 6 episodes, 2017
Danny Ligairi ...  Martinez 6 episodes, 2017
Scroobius Pip ...  French Bill 6 episodes, 2017
Tallulah Haddon ...  Pearl 6 episodes, 2017
Tom Hollander ...  Cholmondeley 5 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Robert Thoyt / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Prince Regent 5 episodes, 2017
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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UK

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Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Helga's last name is "von Hinten", which means "from behind" in German. See more »

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Gritty and Dark in Such a Perfect Way
29 January 2017 | by NaxxosSee all my reviews

This show is easily some of Tom Hardy's best work.

The first episode grabbed me in the first minute and never let go. The sets and costume/makeup are superb. It's dirty, dank and wonderfully dark. There are just enough supernatural fantasy elements to make it interesting and mysterious, but not so much to be over the top.

The acting is superb, especially Tom Hardy's character. His characteristic grunts and other non verbal communications play so well with his role.

The British East India company is historically intriguing, and lives up to the intrigue in this show. It's interesting to see such a portrayal, one of the primary players in the foundation of modern capitalism as an antagonist in this show.

Very enjoyable show.


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