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Nyree Dawn Porter
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon Forsyte. Soames is a solicitor, all proper and straight-laced. His love for the beautiful Irene is his only weakness as is his beautiful daughter Fleur. Jolyon is the opposite, a free-thinking artist who abandons his wife to live with his children's nanny. Their lives and their children's lives will intersect over 30 years bringing happiness to some and tragedy to others.Written by
Rupert Graves (as Young Jolyon) and Gillian Kearney (as June) play father and daughter, but there is actually just under nine years difference in their ages. See more »
Don't give up on us, Jon! Please, don't give up!
Irene Forsyte nee Heron:
Go home with you father, my dear. Give us all time to think.
[touches Fleur's arm]
Don't touch me! I know what you're doing: Pretending to make yourself look nice. Lying, so you can have him all to yourself! Well, he's mine, do you understand? He's mine!
Is that how you really think?
No, but we're meant for each other. We're meant to be.
No, I don't think so...
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At 65 years of age I have seen my share of movies and plays and I would have to say that this series is simply one of the, if not THE best productions I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. From camera work, through scripting, through character development it was simply beyond compare. The acting was of a level seldom encountered these days, or for that matter, any other days. Against this drama the threadbare nature of much of what today passes as entertainment is painfully evident.
I can't for the life of me understand why Damien Lewis and others were not immediately catapulted into the highest regions of recognition.
If it gets any better than this I've yet to experience it and I'm not holding my breath.
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