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The Collection 

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A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.

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Oliver Goldstick
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Series cast summary:
Richard Coyle ...  Paul Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Mamie Gummer ...  Helen Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Tom Riley ...  Claude Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Charlotte 8 episodes, 2016
Jenna Thiam ...  Nina 8 episodes, 2016
Max Deacon ...  Billy Novak / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Frances de la Tour ...  Yvette Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Alexandre Brasseur Alexandre Brasseur ...  Victor 8 episodes, 2016
Rosie Jones ...  Patricia 8 episodes, 2016
Bethan Mary-James ...  Juliette 7 episodes, 2016
Irène Jacob ...  Marianne 7 episodes, 2016
Poppy Corby-Tuech ...  Dominique 7 episodes, 2016
Melanie Walters ...  Genevieve 7 episodes, 2016
Sarah Parish ...  Marjorie Stutter 5 episodes, 2016
James Cosmo ...  Jules Trouvier 4 episodes, 2016
Allan Corduner ...  Inspector Bompard 4 episodes, 2016
Matti Houghton Matti Houghton ...  Elodie 4 episodes, 2016
Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña ...  Servant 4 episodes, 2016
Stanley Townsend ...  Stan Rossi / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Cesar 3 episodes, 2016
Sophie Harkness ...  Sister Marguerite 3 episodes, 2016
Mark Stanley ...  Marc 3 episodes, 2016
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Lewis 3 episodes, 2016
Holly Weston ...  Flor 3 episodes, 2016
Georgie Glen ...  Mother Superior 3 episodes, 2016
Rosie Boore ...  Josette 3 episodes, 2016
Audrey Bastien ...  Colette 2 episodes, 2016
Michelle Gomez ...  Eliette Malet 2 episodes, 2016
Patrick Kennedy ...  Gambon 2 episodes, 2016
Emily Bruni ...  Simone / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Lynn Hunter ...  Eloise 2 episodes, 2016
Victoria Maclean ...  Multiple Characters 2 episodes, 2016
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THE COLLECTION is a gripping entrepreneurial fable set in France just after the Second World War. An ambitious designer is tasked to restore Paris' supremacy as the haute couture capital. His fresh vision will usher in a new romantic era lifting the post-war gloom and paving the way for optimism and romance. But can this business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers survive meteoric success? Dark secrets threaten to topple this empire at any moment; internal rivalries and betrayals, hateful bargains made to survive the Nazi occupation, and the twisted secret behind the master's success. The staff of the atelier survived one devastating war, but another looms, where personal battles and passionate love stories set family against family and the past against the future. Written by Amazon Studios

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Nothing bold or magnificent is built from fear

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Drama | History | Romance

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English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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A Coleção See more »

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Wales, UK See more »

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Trivia

The Vivien Leigh/Robert Taylor movie poster that Billy photographs as a gift for Nina is for 1940's Waterloo Bridge. Its French title, La Valse dans l'ombre, translates as "the waltz in the shade." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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I Love Paris
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Etta Jones
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Glad I stuck with it.
5 November 2016 | by mariamatthews-32949See all my reviews

Although I found the first episode a little heavy going I was glad I stuck with it and found with each episode, I became more and more entranced with this intriguing tale. It was beautifully filmed and sensitively acted by a first rate cast. The costumes were exquisite and the period styling a sheer joy to observe. It had an upstairs downstairs quality similar to that of Downton Abbey, with story lines being developed in both camps. Each episode drove the story forward nicely adding layers of intrigue as as the plot thickened so the characters gradually became increasingly more interesting as the season progressed. By the end of Episode 8 I was completely hooked and left longing to learn more. I can't wait for season 2.


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