A bold new adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic gothic novel.
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Series cast summary:
Jessie Buckley ...  Marian Halcombe 5 episodes, 2018
Olivia Vinall ...  Laura Fairlie / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Dougray Scott ...  Sir Percival Glyde 5 episodes, 2018
Art Malik ...  Erasmus Nash 5 episodes, 2018
Ben Hardy ...  Walter Hartright 4 episodes, 2018
Riccardo Scamarcio ...  Count Fosco 4 episodes, 2018
Charles Dance ...  Mr. Fairlie 4 episodes, 2018
Sonya Cassidy ...  Madam Fosco 4 episodes, 2018
James Flynn James Flynn ...  Louis 4 episodes, 2018
Tony Flynn ...  Mr. Merriman 4 episodes, 2018
Cathy Belton ...  Mrs. Hartright 4 episodes, 2018
Vicki Pepperdine ...  Mrs. Michelson 3 episodes, 2018
Joanna Scanlan ...  Mrs. Vesey 3 episodes, 2018
Ruth Sheen ...  Mrs. Clements 3 episodes, 2018
Ivan Kaye ...  Pesca 3 episodes, 2018
Clare McMahon Clare McMahon ...  Fanny 3 episodes, 2018
Carla Bryson Carla Bryson ...  Margaret 3 episodes, 2018
Frankie McCafferty ...  Proprietor 3 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Jones ...  Mr. Gilmore 2 episodes, 2018
Kerry Fox ...  Mrs. Catherick 2 episodes, 2018
Gary Gillespie Gary Gillespie ...  Blackwater Servant 2 episodes, 2018
Neil Keery Neil Keery ...  Vernon 2 episodes, 2018
Cole Currin Cole Currin ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2018


Sisters Marian Jessie Buckley and Laura Olivia Vinall live in a big house away from the city in the 19th century. The latter falls in love with Walter Ben Hardy, a painter that is called to the house in order to teach the sisters the art of painting. Although both love each other he is forced to leave because Laura has a fixed marriage with Sir Percival Glyde Dougray Scott. Things take a dark turn when the real reasons behind that fixed marriage start to unfold. Written by tipar

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Having visited Florencourt National Trust house in Co. Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) last week the guide told us this was filmed in part in the house. See more »


Version of Novela: La dama vestida de blanco (1967) See more »

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A classic given a 2018 makeover.
22 April 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

BBC I applaud you for having the courage to produce and put out something that can hardly be classed as mainstream. Wilkie Collins classic tale is known by many, how good though that this masterpiece of storytelling will be given to a brand new audience. The production team have done a fabulous job in creating the creepy, gothic, almost sinister atmosphere. I'm struck by the closeness to the text, although I'm sure in the current climate, with constant reinterpretations and changes that there'll be some tampering, however, the core story is delivered. Very well acted with all performing well, Dougray Scott and Jessie Buckley both showing their natural presence. Superb production values, great costumes etc. I enjoyed it, I'm so glad the BBC still has the confidence to produce something like this for a prime time Sunday slot.

Dear BBC I really enjoyed it, and I'm glad you updated it, but please remember there are plenty of other works that could do with a re-telling, Frances Durbridge's Melissa would be a great one, and a little different.

Enjoyed. 8/10

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21 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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