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The noble Daniel Deronda becomes entranced by frivolous beauty Gwendolen Harleth and though she shares his feelings fate conspires to keep them apart. Gwendolen, facing financial ruin, is forced into an oppressive marriage with the sinister but wealthy aristocrat Henleigh Grandcourt and Daniel finds a new life through his friendship with Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. As their lives are once more shaped by fate and self-discovery this classic, mesmerising tale reaches its dramatic conclusion.
Adapted by renowned writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Tipping The Velvet) this highly-acclaimed costume drama boasts a glittering cast including Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May, Greta Scacchi, Edward Fox, Celia Imrie and Barbara Hershey.
Daniel Deronda is garnering comparisons with Pride and Prejudice (Guardian)
Outstanding in every respect ... the very model of a BBC costume drama (Daily Telegraph)
Exquisitely directed by Tom Hooper (Mail on Sunday)
The whole thing looked wonderful (Daily Telegraph)
Hugh Bonneville is mesmerising (Independent on Sunday)
The BBC never disappoint with costume dramas and this George Eliot adaptation is no exception (People)
At last, a series which has lived up to the hype. Hugh Dancy is guaranteed to make the ladies swoon as he takes on the lead role in this gripping drama (Sunday Express)
The supporting cast is a jaw-dropping roll-call of British thespianism (Financial Times)