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Doctor Thorne (ITV 2016, Tom Hollander, Stefanie Martini)



Doctor Thorne ITV 2016 Cast

Period drama Doctor Thorne was set in 1855 and was based on the novel by Anthony Trollope. In the first episode, when Doctor Thorne (Tom Hollander)’s penniless niece Mary (Stefanie Martini) is excluded from the wedding preparations of her childhood playmate, she probes her uncle about the circumstances of her birth. She is devastated to learn that she is the illegitimate child of his late brother, and it seems she has neither breeding nor fortune.

This is a problem as Mary and Frank (Harry Richardson) – heir to the local Greshamsbury estate – have fallen in love. Frank is under strict instructions from his overbearing mother Lady Arabella (Rebecca Front) to save the family from financial ruin by marrying money. Lady Arabella plots to separate the two lovebirds, urging her son to woo the wealthy American heiress Miss Dunstable (Alison Brie). Doctor Thorne acts as both physician and business advisor to railway millionaire Sir Roger Scatcherd (Ian McShane), in whose hands the fate of Greshamsbury lies – but who is rapidly drinking himself into an early grave.

production details
UK / ITV – Hat Trick Productions / 3×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 – 20 March 2016

Writer: Julian Fellowes / Novel: Anthony Trollope / Executive Producers: Julian Fellowes, Christopher Kelly, Mark Redhead, Harvey Weinstein, Negeen Yazdi / Producer: Ted Childs, Helen Gregory / Director: Niall MacCormick

Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne
Stefanie Martini as Mary Thorne
Harry Richardson as Frank Gresham
Rebecca Front as Lady Arabella Gresham
Richard McCabe as Frank Gresham Snr.
Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd
Alison Brie as Miss Dunstable
Janine Duvitski as Lady Scatcherd
Edward Franklin as Louis Scatcherd
Danny Kirrane as Mr. Moffatt
Nell Barlow as Beatrice Gresham
Gwyneth Keyworth as Augusta Gresham
Phoebe Nicholls as Countess de Courcy
Tim McMullan as Earl de Courcy
Kate O’Flynn as Lady Alexandrina de Courcy
Tom Bell as Lord Porlock
Nicholas Rowe as Mortimer Gazebee
Alex Price as Reverend Caleb Oriel
Cressida Bonas as Patience Oriel
Ben Moor as Cossett
Jane Guernier as Janet Thacker
Sean Cernow as Jonah
David Sterne as Mr. Romer
Ed Cartwright as Footman
Michael Grady-Hall as Scatcherd’s Footman
Mark Carter as Moffatt’s Heckler