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

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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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