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Just days before her wedding, Beatrice-Joanna has a chance encounter with Alsemero, and realizes that she has met her one true love. To marry the man she loves, she persuades the ... See full summary »

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Simon Curtis
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Elizabeth McGovern ... Beatrice-Joanna
Bob Hoskins ... De Flores
Hugh Grant ... Alsemero
Sean Pertwee ... Tomazo
Adie Allen ... Diaphanta
Peter Darling Peter Darling ... Alonzo
Maynard Eziashi ... Jasperino
Myrtle Moss Myrtle Moss ... Nanny
Leslie Phillips ... Vermandero
John Quinn John Quinn ... Sailor
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Just days before her wedding, Beatrice-Joanna has a chance encounter with Alsemero, and realizes that she has met her one true love. To marry the man she loves, she persuades the love-struck henchman De Flores to murder her fiance, but does not anticipate the tragic consequences of her actions. Written by Samantha Paterson <sjpaters@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1993 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Changeling (1974) See more »

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Fine modern version of a classic play
2 August 2005 | by DocS-1See all my reviews

Thomas Middleton's oft-produced but rarely filmed play receives fine handling in this made-for-TV production. Elizabeth McGovern plays Beatrice-Joanna, one of the most remarkably cynical female characters in literature, and Bob Hoskins plays her lustful, manipulative servant DeFlores -- though the play raises questions about who is truly master here! Good-to-excellent performances by all the featured actors (particularly Ms. McGovern and Mr. Hoskins). Also a good chance to see Hugh Grant before major stardom swept over him.

The 1974 version with Hellen Mirren, Stanley Baker, and Brian Cox is also first-rate, but unavailable! Skip the '98 Marcus Thompson version!

I rate this one ***½ (out of four).


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