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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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Ready to make the doldrums disappear before your very eyes? Spend some time with a diabolical duo in the fantasy series adored by fans and critics alike. The clash between rival British magicians is about to become a dangerous duel of the dark arts.

Based on Susanna Clarke’s award-winning novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell reveals mysterious secrets and scandalous thrills between the two men destined to be England’s greatest magicians. Spend some time with this diabolical duo in the fantasy story adored by fans and critics alike. Featuring Tony Award-nominee Bertie Carvel (Matilda the Musical) as Jonathan Strange and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) as his arch-rival magician Mr. Norrell, the clash between these two British magicians is about to become a dangerous duel of the dark arts where, in the midst of the Napoleonic wars, the real battle is between their oversized egos.
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Ready to make the doldrums disappear before your very eyes? Spend some time with a diabolical duo in the fantasy series adored by fans and critics alike. The clash between rival British magicians is about to become a dangerous duel of the dark arts.

Based on Susanna Clarke’s award-winning novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell reveals mysterious secrets and scandalous thrills between the two men destined to be England’s greatest magicians. Spend some time with this diabolical duo in the fantasy story adored by fans and critics alike. Featuring Tony Award-nominee Bertie Carvel (Matilda the Musical) as Jonathan Strange and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) as his arch-rival magician Mr. Norrell, the clash between these two British magicians is about to become a dangerous duel of the dark arts where, in the midst of the Napoleonic wars, the real battle is between their oversized egos.. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End), Olivier award- winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures) star in the seven- part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who) and directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who).

1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. However, scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains — the reclusive and skillful Mr Norrell (Marsan). His displays of magic soon thrill the nation. In London, he raises the beautiful Lady Pole (Englert) from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French.

Soon the cautious and fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange (Carvel). While trying to secure his beloved Arabella’s (Riley) hand in marriage, he meets a vagabond, the magician of Threadneedle Street, Vinculus (Paul Kaye, Game of Thrones, Stella), who tells him he is destined to be a great magician. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrell. A dangerous battle ensues between the two great men. Their obsessions and secret dabbling’s with the dark arts will cause more trouble than they can imagine.. Disc 1: Episodes 1-4
Disc 2: Episodes 5-6
Disc 3: Episode 7, Behind-the-scenes, cast interviews. Marc Warren... The Gentleman (7 episodes, 2015)
Bertie Carvel... Jonathan Strange (7 episodes, 2015)
Eddie Marsan... Mr. Norrell (7 episodes, 2015)
Charlotte Riley... Arabella (7 episodes, 2015)
Alice Englert... Lady Pole (7 episodes, 2015)
Samuel West... Sir Walter Pole (7 episodes, 2015)
Enzo Cilenti... Childermass (7 episodes, 2015)
Paul Kaye... Vinculus (7 episodes, 2015)
Edward Hogg... Segundus (7 episodes, 2015)
Ariyon Bakare... Stephen Black (7 episodes, 2015)
Vincent Franklin... Drawlight / ... (7 episodes, 2015)
John Heffernan... Lascelles / ... (7 episodes, 2015)
Brian Pettifer... Honeyfoot (7 episodes, 2015)
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Format: DVD
Run Time: Approx. 420 minutes + enhanced content
Region: Region 1
Starring: Eddie Marsan;Bertie Carvel;Charlotte Riley;Paul Kaye;Marc Warren
Cast: Marc Warren... The Gentleman (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Bertie Carvel... Jonathan Strange (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Eddie Marsan... Mr. Norrell (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Charlotte Riley... Arabella (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Alice Englert... Lady Pole (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Samuel West... Sir Walter Pole (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Enzo Cilenti... Childermass (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Paul Kaye... Vinculus (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Edward Hogg... Segundus (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Ariyon Bakare... Stephen Black (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Vincent Franklin... Drawlight / ... (7 episodes, 2015) <br>John Heffernan... Lascelles / ... (7 episodes, 2015) <br>Brian Pettifer... Honeyfoot (7 episodes, 2015)
Episodes: 7 Episodes
ISBN: 883929407989
Number of Discs: 3 Discs
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I bought socks and leisure pants and got a free T shirt
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Review by DawnG; Oregon, United States (Posted on 6/1/2016)
Fantastic production
I bought this a week week ago and am nearly done. American televesion could learn a thing or two about production values from the BBC. The episode length can be a bit much at times, but stop any time you need. In short, brilliant.
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Review by DavidJsays; Idaho, United States (Posted on 3/23/2016)
good story.
I have injoyed it very much.Iam watching it again as i wright this.
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Review by arthur; Casper,Wy (Posted on 1/3/2016)
Watchable and Pleasing
Your questions, let's assume, are "Should I watch this" and "Should I own this". The answers are yes and yes.

The longer answer is more complex, naturally. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is, in its truest and original format, a novel with a lot of non-action, non-dialectic text. Much of the charm, in fact, is in Clarke's propensity for witty characters whose quirks are laid bare but with such flavor as to confuse your desire to either like or dislike them.

Many who seek out the BBC Series will have read the book, and many likewise will approach it hoping to see if the series will give them a sense of the book before they choose to read it. I say this is a good series in the same way that a wine may be quite drinkable. You can enjoy it if you set out to enjoy it. It might shrink a little under the intense scrutiny of one whose read the novel first, but this is a common casualty of the conversion to visual media, and JSMN is a difficult one to realize as a film/tv series (for example, try to figure out how one would make a fairy woman's costume which appears to contain storms). C'est la biz.

While JSMN as told by the BBC could have benefited from the artsy splash of someone with a high CGI budget and a cadre of visual artists, it is nontheless a lovely way to revisit the story. It does a good job of balancing cuts from the novel with an extended length (thanks to BBC's TV serial style, we can enjoy a format that doesn't chop stories to pieces so that they'll fit into the 30/60/90-minute Cinderella's slipper of broadcast). I would encourage you to watch or own this series if you liked the novel. With any lucky we might even see more from the Clarke universe!
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Review by Laurel; Los Angeles, CA, United States (Posted on 6/27/2015)