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North & South 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2004)
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Daniela Denby-Ashe ...  Margaret Hale 4 episodes, 2004
Richard Armitage ...  John Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  Richard Hale 4 episodes, 2004
Sinéad Cusack ...  Hannah Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Brendan Coyle ...  Nicholas Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
Pauline Quirke ...  Dixon 4 episodes, 2004
Jo Joyner ...  Fanny Thornton 4 episodes, 2004
Kay Lyon Kay Lyon ...  Mary Higgins 4 episodes, 2004
Lesley Manville ...  Maria Hale 3 episodes, 2004
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Bessy Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Emma Ferguson Emma Ferguson ...  Edith Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Jane Booker ...  Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Charnock Tom Charnock ...  Williams 3 episodes, 2004
William Houston ...  John Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
John Light ...  Henry Lennox 3 episodes, 2004
Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ...  Mr. Bell 3 episodes, 2004
Will Tacey Will Tacey ...  Mr. Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
Lucy Brown ...  Ann Latimer 3 episodes, 2004
Rupert Evans ...  Frederick / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ...  Mrs. Boucher 3 episodes, 2004
Tim Faraday ...  Watson / ... 3 episodes, 2004
Travis Oliver ...  Captain Lennox 2 episodes, 2004
David Crellin ...  Slickson 2 episodes, 2004
Ian McHale Ian McHale ...  Stone 2 episodes, 2004
Spencer Wild Spencer Wild ...  Tom Boucher 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Lauder Frank Lauder ...  Stephens 2 episodes, 2004
Carl McCrystal ...  Henderson Worker 2 episodes, 2004
Shaun Hennessey Shaun Hennessey ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Walsh Martin Walsh ...  Hamper / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Armitage was one of the first actors to audition for the role of John Thorton and one of the last to be cast. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene where Margaret and John are at the train station, the same woman in a brown bonnet and coat walks around or past the characters a total of eleven times. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: Where are you going?
Margaret Hale: To London. I've been to Milton.
John Thornton: You'll not guess where I've been.
[Thornton pulls a rose from Helstone out of his pocket]
Margaret Hale: You've been to Helstone! I thought those had all gone!
John Thornton: I found it in the hedge row. You have to look hard. Why were you in Milton?
Margaret Hale: On business. Well, that is, I have a business proposition. Oh dear, I need Henry to help me explain.
John Thornton: You don't need Henry to explain.
Margaret Hale: I have to get this right. It's a business proposition. I have some £15,000. It is lying in ...
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Connections

Referenced in Show Offs: Forgotten Boots (2019) See more »

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Thornton's Walk
By Martin Phipps
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Gorgeous adaptation
20 August 2005 | by quilttnSee all my reviews

I'm a history teacher so I'm very critical of adaptations, especially those that sentimentalize the past in any way. This is a superb rendering of the spirit of the industrial age and the many facets of class struggle within it. It's also a richly romantic love story. The acting by all the cast is uniformly excellent but Richard Armitage as Thornton is a stand-out. The BBC is well-known for their meticulous attention to detail with locations and costumes. The working 19C mills used in the film are like watching a Jacob Riis photograph springing to life. The cinematography is gorgeous and the music is outstanding. This is the best historic fiction on screen I've ever seen.


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