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Daniel Deronda (BBC1 2002, Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy)

Daniel Deronda

Period costume drama which told the story of idealistic Daniel Deronda, who rescues a young Jewish girl from drowning then sets about helping her find her family and in so doing discovers the truth of his own roots.

And running alongside that we also meet Gwendolen Harleth, a beautiful flighty young thing who feels compelled to marry the powerful but cruel Mr Grandcourt to save her families fortunes.

production details
UK | BBC1

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes and 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 3 | AIRDATES: 23 November – 7 December 2002

WRITER: Andrew Davies | NOVEL: George Eliot | PRODUCER: Louis Marks | DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper

cast
HUGH DANCY as Daniel Deronda
ROMOLA GARAI as Gwendolen Harleth
HUGH BONNEVILLE as Mr Grandcourt
JOHDI MAY as Mirah Lapidoth
EDWARD FOX as Sir Hugo Mallinger
GRETA SCACCHI as Lydia Glasher
AMANDA ROOT as Mrs Davilow
DAVID BAMBER as Lush
CELIA IMRIE as Mrs Meyrick