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Gunpowder: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Gunpowder's bulky narrative provides few new historical insights, but its engaging leads and visceral violence may be enough to leave viewers remembering the fifth of November anyway.


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Chronicles the evolution of the plot, the selection of collaborators to carry it out, the gathering of resources and the obstacles to its execution, even as Catesby's team plays a deadly cat and mouse game with Cecil's ruthless spy network.


Kit Harington
as Robert Catesby
Liv Tyler
as Anne Vaux
Mark Gatiss
as Robert Cecil
Peter Mullan
as Henry Garnet
Tom Cullen
as Guy Fawkes
Edward Holcroft
as Thomas Wintour
Shaun Dooley
as Sir William Wade
Robert Emms
as Father John Gerard
Derek Riddell
as King James I
Pedro Casablanc
as Constable of Castile
Sian Webber
as Dorothy Dibdale
Tom Sweet
as Young Robert Catesby
Thom Ashley
as Daniel Smith
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

A gluepot of a miniseries with good actors and no pulse.

December 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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This depiction of history from the perspective of the powerless fails to spark.

December 15, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Given its dramatic subject matter, strong performances, and handsome production values, this series should satisfy anyone with a love for British historical drama. It's thoughtful and well-made.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Nasty, visceral and gutsy, as, I'm so sorry to say, is history, and truth.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Compelling historical drama has brutal violence, nudity.

January 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For those with only a passing familiarity with the attempted regicide of the Gunpowder Plot, HBO's new miniseries is an engaging, occasionally thrilling primer.

December 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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