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Gormenghast (BBC-2 2000, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ian Richardson)

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Fantasy drama serial. Lowly kitchen boy Steerpike, working for the Groan family in their Castle Gormenghast, decides to rise to the top of the castle hierarchy, by fair means or foul.

production details
UK | BBC Two – WGBH Boston – CHUM TV | 4×60 minutes | Broadcast 17 January – 7 February Mondays at 9.00pm

Writer: Malcolm McKay
Novels: Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan and Gormenghast
Design: Christopher Hobbs
Costume: Odile Dick-Mireaux
Music: Richard Rodney Bennett
Producer: Estelle Daniel
Executive Producers: Michael Wearing, Hilary Salmon, Rebecca Eaton

cast
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Steerpike
Celia Imrie as Lady Gertrude
Ian Richardson as Lord Groan
Neve McIntosh as Lady Fuchsia
Christopher Lee as Flay
Richard Griffiths as Swelter
Lynsey Baxter as Cora
June Brown as Nannie Slagg
Fiona Shaw as Irma Prunesquallor
John Sessions as Dr Prunesquallor
Spike Milligan
Warren Mitchell as Barquentine
Eric Sykes as Mollocks
Steve Pemberton
Stephen Fry
Gregor Fisher
Zoë Wanamaker as Clarice Groan
Andrew N. Robertson
Olga Sosnovska
Mark Williams
Windsor Davies
James Dreyfus
Sean Hughes as Poet
Cameron Powrie
George Antoni
Andrew Robertson as Titus Groan