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Man in an Orange Shirt 

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Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.
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Series cast summary:
Julian Morris ...  Adam Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Flora Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ...  Michael Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
David J Biscoe ...  Bar drinker 2 episodes, 2017
Charlie Wernham Charlie Wernham ...  Bates 2 episodes, 2017
Flaminia Cinque ...  Rita 1 episode, 2017
Joanna Vanderham ...  Flora Talbot 1 episode, 2017
David Gyasi ...  Steve 1 episode, 2017
James Godden James Godden ...  Private Begley 1 episode, 2017
Amanda Rawnsley ...  Vet receptionist 1 episode, 2017
Tommy Bastow ...  Private Bates 1 episode, 2017
Drew Edwards ...  Sous chef 1 episode, 2017
James McArdle ...  Thomas March 1 episode, 2017
Julian Sands ...  Caspar Nicholson 1 episode, 2017
Angel Coulby ...  Claudie 1 episode, 2017
Andrew Havill ...  Major Fanshawe 1 episode, 2017
Eddie Arnold ...  David 1 episode, 2017
Ben Barker Ben Barker ...  Travis 1 episode, 2017
Oliver Finnegan ...  Wykeham 1 episode, 2017
Hal Scardino ...  Dwight 1 episode, 2017
William Hoyland William Hoyland ...  Headmaster 1 episode, 2017
Eileen Page ...  Geraldine 1 episode, 2017
Joanna David ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 2017
Adrian Schiller ...  Lucien 1 episode, 2017
Laura Carmichael ...  Daphne 1 episode, 2017
Gay Hamilton Gay Hamilton ...  Agnes 1 episode, 2017
Paul Clayton ...  Registrar 1 episode, 2017
Phil Dunster ...  Bruno 1 episode, 2017
Elizabeth Edmonds ...  Midwife 1 episode, 2017
Mark Sears ...  Muscled Man 1 episode, 2017
Frances de la Tour ...  Mrs March 1 episode, 2017
Warren Sollars Warren Sollars ...  Grufff bear 1 episode, 2017
Babajide Fado Babajide Fado ...  Lorry Driver 1 episode, 2017
Ed White Ed White ...  Shopwalker 1 episode, 2017
Arthur Bateman Arthur Bateman ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2017


Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.

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A lot of this is autobiographical for writer Patrick Gale. Like one of the characters in the film, his own mother did discover a pile of love letters in her husband's desk that were written to him by a male friend. She destroyed them, partly out of fear that the discovery of them would incriminate him in the eyes of the law and also out of disgust and ignorance, equating homosexuality with pedophilia. See more »

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Film Made Its Debut Last Night in the States on "Masterpiece"
18 June 2018 | by bhurto-1See all my reviews

I never miss "Masterpiece" because it is probably my favorite current, ongoing series, and it never manages to disappoint. "Man in an Orange Shirt" is probably the most frank and explicit of all of its offerings to date, it will not be for everyone, but it packs a powerful punch and shows the whole picture of what it meant to be gay when it was illegal in Britain, and presents an equally involving story set in the present. It would take very strong, charismatic actors to make this work on all levels, and they are first-rate: Oliver Jackson-Cohen (from "Lark Rise to Candleford," "Mr. Selfridge") and James McArdle in the post-war story, and Julian Morris and David Gyasi in the modern day. I was extremely impressed by the performances by Vanessa Redgrave as the older Flora and Australian-born Joanna Vanderham ("The Paradise," "Dancing on the Edge") as the younger Flora. Redgrave is still a force to be reckoned with--she is, first and foremost, a Redgrave--and the explosive scene with her grandson Adam is painfully delivered and deeply felt. Vanderham is poignant and unforgettable in driving home the point that her life has been ruined by the marriage "of convenience." There are excellent supporting roles by Frances De La Tour ("The Collection") as Mrs. March, portraying a woman trying to be strong under near-impossible circumstances; Laura Carmichael (Edith in "Downton Abbey") always enjoyable as Flora's sister Daphne; and Julian Sands ("A Room With a View") as the arrogant partner of Steve. I appreciated the fact that "Masterpiece" chose to air the entire film in one night. I am hoping that all viewers who saw this ground-breaking production learned something, if not tolerance, then understanding and perhaps even sympathy for a human experience that is no longer stuck in the closet and called "the love that dare not speak its name." I see Emmy nominations on the horizon.

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31 July 2017 (UK) See more »

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