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The Way We Live Now (2001– )

TV Mini-series | 300 min | Drama, Romance

At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city', but the "something" part is not always clear. ...See moreAt the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city', but the "something" part is not always clear. Within weeks of arriving in London, he announces a new company and promises instant fortune to those who join him in this scheme. Melmotte is surrounded by a circle of decadent aristos, scheming widows and nouveau riche businessmen, all trying to get a piece of the financial pie. His disobedient daughter, Marie, is played by Shirley Henderson, while Cheryl Campbell, Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza bring to life the aristocratic but impoverished Carbury family. Written by See less
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Nov 11, 2001 (United Kingdom)

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52 cast members
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David Suchet
Augustus Melmotte Augustus Melmotte   See fewer
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Matthew Macfadyen
Sir Felix Carbury Sir Felix Carbury   See fewer
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Cillian Murphy
Paul Montague Paul Montague   See fewer
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Paloma Baeza
Hetta Carbury Hetta Carbury   See fewer
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Cheryl Campbell
Lady Carbury Lady Carbury   See fewer
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Richard Cant
Dolly Longestaffe Dolly Longestaffe   See fewer
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Shirley Henderson
Marie Melmotte Marie Melmotte   See fewer
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Tom Fahy
Butler - Grosvenor Square Butler - Grosvenor Square   See fewer
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Angus Wright
Miles Grendall Miles Grendall   See fewer
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Miranda Otto
Mrs. Hurtle Mrs. Hurtle   See fewer
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Lord Nidderdale Lord Nidderdale   See fewer
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Tony Britton
Lord Alfred Grendall Lord Alfred Grendall   See fewer
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Oliver Ford Davies
Mr. Longestaffe Mr. Longestaffe   See fewer
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Helen Schlesinger
Madame Melmotte Madame Melmotte   See fewer
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Douglas Hodge
Roger Carbury Roger Carbury   See fewer
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Maxine Peake
Ruby Ruggles Ruby Ruggles   See fewer
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Marquis of Auld Reekie Marquis of Auld Reekie   See fewer
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Anne-Marie Duff
Georgiana Longestaffe Georgiana Longestaffe   See fewer
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Mr. Broune Mr. Broune   See fewer
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Simpson Simpson   See fewer
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Mr. Alf Mr. Alf   See fewer
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Herr Vossner Herr Vossner   See fewer
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John Crumb John Crumb   See fewer
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Mrs. Pipkin Mrs. Pipkin   See fewer
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Hamilton K. Fisker Hamilton K. Fisker   See fewer
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Didon Didon   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 2,476 votes