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 Clarkes award-winning novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell reveals mysterious secrets and scandalous thrills between the two men destined to be Englands 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 Worlds 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 Clarkes 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 nations 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 Arabellas (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 dabblings with the dark arts will cause more trouble than they can imagine.. Disc 1: Episodes 1-4
Disc 2: Episodes 5-7, 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)