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Chapter Two: How Is Lady Pole? 

Whilst Norrell is celebrated for a daring illusion, persuading the French that the channel is full of English ships, John Segundus and Mr Honeyfoot visit Jonathan and his wife Arabella, ... See full summary »

Director:

Toby Haynes

Writers:

Susanna Clarke (based on the book by), Peter Harness
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bertie Carvel ... Jonathan Strange
Eddie Marsan ... Mr Norrell
Marc Warren ... The Gentleman
Charlotte Riley ... Arabella
Alice Englert ... Lady Pole
Samuel West ... Sir Walter Pole
Enzo Cilenti ... Childermass
Paul Kaye ... Vinculus
Edward Hogg ... Segundus
Ariyon Bakare ... Stephen Black
Vincent Franklin ... Drawlight
John Heffernan ... Lascelles
Brian Pettifer ... Honeyfoot
Richard Durden ... Lord Liverpool
Ronan Vibert ... Lord Wellington
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Whilst Norrell is celebrated for a daring illusion, persuading the French that the channel is full of English ships, John Segundus and Mr Honeyfoot visit Jonathan and his wife Arabella, introducing them to Mr Norrell. Norrell is impressed by Jonathan's intuitive form of magic and takes him on as his apprentice though he is dismissive of the younger man's belief that all magic stems from the Raven King, the last practitioner of magic in England some three centuries ago. Lady Pole meanwhile is subject to disturbing dreams, imagining herself in Fairy-land, and Norrell summons the Gentleman, who explains that this was the bargain for her revival, which cannot be reversed. The Gentleman also encounters Pole's valet Stephen Black, transporting him too to Fairy-land, where he is promised that he shall be a king. When Lady Pole explains her predicament to Arabella Stephen swears her to secrecy lest the lady be thought mad. Jonathan amazes the onlookers, incurring Norrell's envy, when he ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Fantasy | History | Sci-Fi | War

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 May 2015 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Trogir, Croatia See more »

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The Gentleman: Her husband will never know... no one will ever know where she is when she sleeps.
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