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

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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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