Taboo (2017– )
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After being presumed dead, James Delaney resurfaces in London seeking revenge for the death of his father and inheriting the family shipping empire, which threatens the ambitions of his half-sister and the East India Company.


Kristoffer Nyholm


Steven Knight (created by), Tom Hardy (created by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... James Keziah Delaney
Edward Fox ... Horace Delaney
Martin Wimbush Martin Wimbush ... Funeral Caller
Larrington Walker ... Street Beggar
Oona Chaplin ... Zilpha Geary
Jefferson Hall ... Thorne Geary
Nicholas Woodeson ... Robert Thoyt
Richard Syms ... Priest
Peter Yapp Peter Yapp ... Old Man
Jo Cameron Brown ... Old Lady
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ... Delf
Andrew Greenough ... Mace
Tim Plester ... Passerby 1
Tallulah Haddon ... Pearl (as Tallulah Rose Haddon)
Jonathan Pryce ... Sir Stuart Strange


In 1814 James Delaney returns to London for his father's funeral, stunning the mourners, particularly his half-sister Zilpha Geary and her husband Thorne, who believed he drowned with a slave ship off the African coast. Family solicitor Robert Thoyt informs him that he is the sole heir and whilst his father's servant Brace is pleased to see him brothel madam Helga, who has turned the family offices into a bordello, is not and nor are the Gearys, who hope to buy him off. Most hostile of all are Sir Stuart Strange and the East India Company who dispute James' legacy of land in Canada, claiming it is crucial to England in its war with America. They suggest buying it from him but he refuses, making enemies of them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The scene at the water mill was shot at Mapledurham on the Thames, near Reading. See more »


The presence of the Prince Regent sets this precisely between 1811-1820. However the so-called 'mirror test' for arsenic was invented by James Marsh, refining Metzger's test, in 1832. See more »


James Keziah Delaney: They're my rocks now.
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Taboo Theme
Written by Max Richter
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That's a Show I will wait Every Tuesday night
10 January 2017 | by ahmad_nadalSee all my reviews

For the fist time in my life I feel like I loving Tuesday, I am actually waiting for Tuesday to come and this will show you how much I enjoyed every single minute of the show and of Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy had show us how to be a calm clever psychopath. He nailed how to give us a character to love from the first episode. He was just tremendous even in his laugh.

Kristoffer Nyholm introduced the darkness of the 19th century in a respectful way and pictured "James Keziah Delaney" psychopathy in a way that make you really feel it.

Can't wait to the next episode.

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