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

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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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