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Masterpiece Episode: "Daniel Deronda"

Season 32, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A two-part adaptation of “Daniel Deronda,” George Eliot's 1874 novel about romantic treachery and ethnic consciousness in Victorian England, begins with headstrong Gwendolen Harleth (Romola Garai) getting herself trapped in an oppressive marriage to the arrogant Henleigh Grandcourt (Hugh Bonneville). Meanwhile, Daniel Deronda (Hugh Dancy), a proper English gentleman (and a gentle man), befriends a distressed young Jewish singer (Jodhi May). But Deronda also has an eye for Gwendolen, and vice versa. Sir Hugo: Edward Fox. Lydia Glasier: Greta Scacchi.
Original Air Date: Mar 30, 2003
Guest Cast Michael Attwell: Rev. Gascoigne Jodhi May: Mirah Lapidoth Anna Steel: Catherine Arrowpoint Raymond Brody: Leubronn Jeweler Jacqueline Pearce: Baroness Langen Romola Garai: Gwendolen Harleth David Bamber: Lush Hugh Dancy: Daniel Deronda Allan Corduner: Klesmer Celia Imrie: Mrs. Meyrick Anna Popplewell: Fanny Davidow Anna Maguire: Isobal Davidow Amanda Root: Mrs. Davidow Georgie Glen: Lady Mallinger Delia Lindsay: Mrs. Arrowpoint Josh Cole: Mr. Clintock Jordan Frieda: Rex Gascoigne Lisa Jackson: Mab Meyrick Edward Fox: Sir Hugo Mallinger Jamie Bamber: Hans Meyrick Gillian Maguire: Bertha Davidow Michael Elwyn: Mr. Arrowpoint Greta Scacchi: Lydia Glasier Nicholas Day: Lord Brackenshaw Hugh Bonneville: Harleigh Grandcourt Nickolas Grace: Vandernoodt Kate Maberly: Kate Meyrick Joe Starrs: Young Henleigh Serena Martin: Phoebe Meyrick

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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