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The Story of the Costume Drama

The Stars (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 45 min | Documentary

Costume dramas ignited young performers' careers and benefited from the glow of established stars. Alex Kingston's Moll Flanders led her to ER, and Keira Knightley's Lara in Doctor Zhivago got Hollywood calling.
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Dec 2, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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8.9 / 10 | 7 votes