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Desperate Romantics

Episode #1.2 (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 51 min | Drama

With only Ruskin giving them a favourable newspaper review the Brotherhood continue painting, Rossetti and Millais clashing professionally and emotionally over Lizzie. Millais paints her as the drowning Ophelia , lying in a cold bath and ...See moreWith only Ruskin giving them a favourable newspaper review the Brotherhood continue painting, Rossetti and Millais clashing professionally and emotionally over Lizzie. Millais paints her as the drowning Ophelia , lying in a cold bath and she almost dies of hypothermia. When her father bans her from further modelling, Millais is concerned for his work but Rossetti is concerned for Lizzie, and bribes Mr. Siddal, with money Millais gets from Ruskin, to allow her to continue. Annie Miller gives an appreciative Hunt more sexual lessons but Ruskin still fails to consummate his marriage to a frustrated Effie. 'Ophelia' is hugely praised and Millais becomes a member of the Royal Academy. Ruskin insists he use Effie as his next model. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Director
Writers
Peter Bowker (creator) (written by) | Franny Moyle (creator)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 28, 2009

Release date
Jul 28, 2009 (United Kingdom)
Awards
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3 nominations

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17 cast members
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Samuel Barnett
John Millais John Millais   See fewer
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Mark Benton
Mr.Chadwick Mr.Chadwick   See fewer
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Sam Crane
Fred Walters Fred Walters   See fewer
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Phil Davis
Mr. Stone (as Philip Davis) Mr. Stone (as Philip Davis)   See fewer
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Josie Farmiloe
Charlotte Siddal Charlotte Siddal   See fewer
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Georgie Glen
Ruskin's Mother Ruskin's Mother   See fewer
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Mark Heap
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens   See fewer
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Tom Hollander
John Ruskin John Ruskin   See fewer
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Jennie Jacques
Annie Miller Annie Miller   See fewer
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Polly Kemp
Mrs. Siddal Mrs. Siddal   See fewer
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Amy Manson
Lizzie Siddal Lizzie Siddal   See fewer
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Maimie McCoy
Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Ian Puleston-Davies
Mr. Siddal Mr. Siddal   See fewer
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Rafe Spall
William Holman Hunt William Holman Hunt   See fewer
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Julian Stolzenberg
Mr. Sparks Mr. Sparks   See fewer
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Zoë Tapper
Effie Ruskin Effie Ruskin   See fewer
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Aidan Turner
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.7 / 10 | 39 votes