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Gormenghast (BBC Two 2000, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christopher Lee)

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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.

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
Spike Milligan
Warren Mitchell as Barquentine
Eric Sykes as Mollocks
Steve Pemberton
Stephen Fry
Gregor Fisher
Zoë Wanamaker as Clarice Groan
John Sessions as Dr Prunesquallor
Andrew N. Robertson
Olga Sosnovska
Mark Williams
Windsor Davies
James Dreyfus
Sean Hughes as Poet
Cameron Powrie
George Antoni
Andrew Robertson as Titus Groan

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

UK / BBC Two – WGBH Boston – CHUM TV / 4×60 minutes / Broadcast 17 January – 7 February 2000 Mon 9.00pm