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The Dovekeepers 

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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Maia Laura Attard Maia Laura Attard ...  Young Yael 2 episodes, 2015
André Agius ...  Adir 2 episodes, 2015
Jonas Armstrong ...  Yoav 2 episodes, 2015
Diego Boneta ...  Amram 2 episodes, 2015
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Yael 2 episodes, 2015
Manuel Cauchi ...  Joseph Bar Elhanan 2 episodes, 2015
Andrei Claude ...  Sa'Adollos 2 episodes, 2015
Cote de Pablo ...  Shirah 2 episodes, 2015
Mido Hamada ...  Eleazar Ben Ya'ir 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Hazeldine ...  Flavius 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hillsden ...  Roman soldier 2 episodes, 2015
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  The Slave / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Neill ...  Josephus 2 episodes, 2015
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Offered Channa (2015) 2 episodes, 2015
Jovan Pisani ...  Amrams' Double 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn Prescott ...  Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
Zébulon Simoneau Zébulon Simoneau ...  Uri 2 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Spiteri ...  Claudius 2 episodes, 2015
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ...  Ben's friend 2 episodes, 2015
Aimée Vassallo Aimée Vassallo ...  Young Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

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Drama | History | Romance

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The Dovekeepers was filmed primarily in Malta. See more »

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So disappointing!
7 April 2015 | by sarahbelle88See all my reviews

I read the book and loved it, I was hopeful for this adaptation to live up to the book... But no such luck. They left out one of the major characters entirely, one who actually narrates a 1/4 of the book, as well as many other important characters and events from the book. They didn't do justice to any of the characters' back-stories, leaving the viewers without any real understanding of the characters and their motivations. The book was a beautiful piece of historical fiction that told the story of strong, devout Jewish women and the things they did to survive the times and the conditions and the Roman siege. This miniseries was just a historically inaccurate soap opera.


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USA

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English

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31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta

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LightWorkers Media See more »
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