Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. See full summary » Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. See full summary » Addictive, and not in a bad way. You feel dirty when you see the homeless old men, hopeless, skinny children, and the mentally gone, all whose skin is the same color as the coal smoke filth of London.You smell the urine in the streets as you follow Sugar from her whorehouse to the market.An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary » Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.See full summary » Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings.Daniel Mays has spoken about how the drama blew him away, saying: ‘It’s a very difficult project to define, it seems to exist between genres.
All while his discovery of hidden family secrets trigger him to act upon his psychopathic desires.
But when Romola was seven her father lost his job and they returned to the UK, where he worked as a bank manager in Wiltshire. Soon after this TV series she met Old Etonian actor and director Sam Hoare, whose mother is the granddaughter of the 1st Baron Rotherwick and whose father is a wealthy banker.
Although Romola Garai baulked at answering any questions about marriage last year, the 31-year-old star of The Hour would not appear to be against the insitution in practice.
She shot to fame at around the same time as Keira Knightley, who was in an adaptation of Doctor Zhivago when Romola was a luminous Gwendolen Harleth in an adaptation of the George Eliot classic Daniel Deronda.
She has campaigned for supermarkets to ban ‘lad mags’, calling them ‘fanzines for misogyny’, and espoused other right-on causes — fighting for the release of dissident Russian pop band Pussy Riot, for instance.