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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  James Keziah Delaney 9 episodes, 2017-2020
David Hayman ...  Brace 8 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Pryce ...  Sir Stuart Strange 8 episodes, 2017
Oona Chaplin ...  Zilpha Geary 8 episodes, 2017
Richard Dixon ...  Pettifer 8 episodes, 2017
Leo Bill ...  Wilton 8 episodes, 2017
Edward Hogg ...  Godfrey 8 episodes, 2017
Ruby-May Martinwood Ruby-May Martinwood ...  Winter 7 episodes, 2017
Jessie Buckley ...  Lorna Bow 7 episodes, 2017
Stephen Graham ...  Atticus 7 episodes, 2017
Franka Potente ...  Helga 7 episodes, 2017
James Greaves James Greaves ...  Strange's Clerk 7 episodes, 2017
Michael Kelly ...  Dumbarton 7 episodes, 2017
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...  Robert 6 episodes, 2017
Jefferson Hall ...  Thorne Geary 6 episodes, 2017
Jason Watkins ...  Solomon Coop 6 episodes, 2017
Danny Ligairi ...  Martinez 6 episodes, 2017
Scroobius Pip ...  French Bill 6 episodes, 2017
Tallulah Haddon ...  Pearl 6 episodes, 2017
Tom Hollander ...  Cholmondeley 5 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Robert Thoyt / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Prince Regent 5 episodes, 2017
Lewin Lloyd Lewin Lloyd ...  Temple 4 episodes, 2017
Edward Fox ...  Horace Delaney 4 episodes, 2017
Lucian Msamati ...  George Chichester 4 episodes, 2017
Fiona Skinner ...  Brighton 4 episodes, 2017
Rob Parker Rob Parker ...  Cole 3 episodes, 2017
Christopher Fairbank ...  Ibbotson 3 episodes, 2017
Marina Hands ...  Countess Musgrove 3 episodes, 2017
Evelyn Van Marle Evelyn Van Marle ...  Mudlark Girl 2 episodes, 2017
Alfie Mackay Alfie Mackay ...  Mudlark Boy 2 episodes, 2017
Donovan Louie Donovan Louie ...  The Malay 2 episodes, 2017
Larrington Walker ...  Street Beggar 2 episodes, 2017
David Houston David Houston ...  Ship's Captain 2 episodes, 2017
Brian Nickels Brian Nickels ...  Luis 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel Tuite ...  Palace Servant 2 episodes, 2017
James Oliver Wheatley ...  Tower Guard 2 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  Walsall 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Godwin ...  Surgeon 2 episodes, 2017
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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The plot device of a dispute over territory on the border between America and Canada is based on a real location. Nootka Sound does indeed sit to the west of Vancouver. At its northern tip is Port Hardy. It is named for Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Baronet and Flag Captain for Admiral Lord Nelson. He was captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the 'Hardy' made famous in Nelson's last words: 'Kiss me Hardy'. The series was co-created by star Tom Hardy and his father, 'Chips'

Nootka Sound is, in fact, on the west coast of Vancouver Island and lies approximately 140km South-South-East of Port Hardy. To this day it remains very rugged and barely settled. See more »

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Dark, Elegant and Interesting.
28 January 2017 | by rockstarmanavSee all my reviews

There can't be a better start to 2017. After the first episode I am sure most of them viewers are hooked. Why won't they? Taboo is a cinematic experience. Everything is so detailed the costumes, the sets, the locations , the music, the characters. You can't expect more from a TV series.

There's nobody else who can play James Delaney better than Tom Hardy. And who wouldn't want to see Tom hardy every Saturday, eh? The guy can deliver some mad roles. Based in 1800s Taboo shows the dark tales of James Delaney the protagonist of the English series. Best part of the series is the mystery and suspense it has orchestrated.


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