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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 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
Tom Varey ...  Billy Mowbray 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Angel See more »

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(1 Episode) | (1 Episode)

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Joanne Froggatt and Jonas Armstrong previously started together in BBC's Robin Hood (2006); Joanne playing Kate and Jonas playing Robin. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Dark Angel: Behind the Scenes (2016) See more »

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Honest and grim story from Victorian times
2 June 2017 | by barryrdSee all my reviews

This is not a feel-good movie. However, it is a very good drama. For me, it made for good television viewing. It deals with the evil of murder and in this case, guilt does not get in the way. Joanne Froggatt, one of the stars of Downton Abbey as Lady Mary's servant and close companion, is the Dark Angel. Her role in this movie is totally different and she performs it superbly. This is not a glossy presentation and it shows with vivid reality, the hardship of life for both men and women. Men working in unskilled jobs are treated badly and their wives suffered the brunt of their humiliation. One of the interesting aspects of this movie is how she steps out of the role that was prescribed for women in Victorian times. She is very unhappy with how badly women of her status were treated and has no hesitation in using her cunning to survive. The movie deals with relationships, class, lust, secrecy, trickery, betrayal. Make no mistake, serial murder is no way to deal with life's unfairness. What this story shows is where desperation can lead. This woman is intelligent, beautiful and capable of strong friendship. The movie doesn't hold back in this honest portrayal of Victorian life.


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