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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (2015)
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as Jonathan Strange
as Mr. Norrell
as The Gentleman
as Sir Walter Pole
as Lady Pole
as Stephen Black
as Mr. Segnudus
as Mr. Honeyfoot
What remains is the rivalry at its center, prickly and loving, between the two magicians of the title: chipper Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) and dyspeptic Gilbert Norrell (Eddie Marsan).
The problem with the miniseries, written by Peter Harness and directed by Toby Haynes, is its lack of emotional potency, at least in the first two episodes.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is not so much about good versus evil but the the clash of the men's two very different natures -- reason versus romanticism, intellect versus emotion.
Dear reader, allow me to put your mind at ease. The television version of Jonathan Strange is a remarkable enchantment in its own right.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is a visual treat, a great original period piece that makes costume dramas seem absurdly stuffy and conservative. One episode down out of seven and already it's put a spell on me.
Audience Reviews for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1
Pretty flawless adaptation of Susannah's novel, which impressed me with its style more than it won my devotion. Marsan and Carvell excellent as the dour, repressed Norrell and the passionate Stange. Comes across like one of Trollope's social novels with magic mixed in. Outstanding supporting cast, superb effects, exciting action and a haunting atmosphere, this is definitely a post 'Wolf-Hall' BBC production.
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