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Dark Angel 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2016)
A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.
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Series cast summary:
Joanne Froggatt ...  Mary Ann Cotton 2 episodes, 2016
Alun Armstrong ...  George Stott 2 episodes, 2016
Isla McMonigle Isla McMonigle ...  Isabella Mowbray / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Laura Morgan ...  Maggie Cotton 2 episodes, 2016
George Kent ...  William Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
Jonas Armstrong ...  Joe Nattrass 2 episodes, 2016
Emma Fielding ...  Helen Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
Hayley Walters Hayley Walters ...  Elizabeth Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
John Hollingworth ...  Dr John Maling 2 episodes, 2016
Alexander McMonigle Alexander McMonigle ...  James Robinson Jnr 2 episodes, 2016
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ...  William Calcraft 2 episodes, 2016
John Bowler ...  Mr Johnson 2 episodes, 2016
Sam Hoare ...  James Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
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A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.

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Wife. Mother. Killer.


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Alun Armstrong also acted in Downton Abbey with Joanna Froggatt. He was the butler at Brancaster Castle when the Crawleys went north for grouse shooting. See more »

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[repeated line, to her victims that she was about to poison with arsenic]
Mary Ann: Why don't you let me make you a nice cup of tea.
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Compelling drama
24 February 2021 | by robfollowerSee all my reviews

Dark Angel headlines the fabulous Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates in Downton Abbey) in a true story of Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, in a two-part drama beginning at Durham jail in March 1873.

British nurse and housekeeper who was believed to be Britain's most prolific female serial killer. They say poison is a woman's choice of murder weapon. Mary Ann Cotton is a major reason why. Criminologists and historians estimate she killed thirteen to twenty-one people with her little tea pot.

Joanne Froggatt is quietly ferocious playing against type as the sociopath Cotton. She is totally sinister, yet charming, approachable, promiscuous, stoic, no regard to consequence, manipulative, and completely narcissistic. She also projects the fear and vulnerability of a (periodically) single woman in a highly class-conscious society. It's a must-watch for Ms Froggatt, who acts her heart out at every turn. She's an amazing actress.

Outstanding period settings; great scenery and atmosphere. The period costumes were superb. I found it an overall interesting, an engaging approach of a macabre true story. Recommended for fans of British costume dramas and compelling crime shows.


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21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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