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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 Anna Popplewell: Fanny Davidow Serena Martin: Phoebe Meyrick Jamie Bamber: Hans Meyrick Edward Fox: Sir Hugo Mallinger Anna Steel: Catherine Arrowpoint Romola Garai: Gwendolen Harleth David Bamber: Lush Allan Corduner: Klesmer Josh Cole: Mr. Clintock Hugh Dancy: Daniel Deronda Joe Starrs: Young Henleigh Georgie Glen: Lady Mallinger Jodhi May: Mirah Lapidoth Michael Elwyn: Mr. Arrowpoint Gillian Maguire: Bertha Davidow Raymond Brody: Leubronn Jeweler Delia Lindsay: Mrs. Arrowpoint Lisa Jackson: Mab Meyrick Greta Scacchi: Lydia Glasier Nickolas Grace: Vandernoodt Jordan Frieda: Rex Gascoigne Hugh Bonneville: Harleigh Grandcourt Nicholas Day: Lord Brackenshaw Kate Maberly: Kate Meyrick Amanda Root: Mrs. Davidow Michael Attwell: Rev. Gascoigne Anna Maguire: Isobal Davidow Celia Imrie: Mrs. Meyrick Jacqueline Pearce: Baroness Langen

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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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