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The Miniaturist

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 90 min | Drama, History

In 1686 teen-aged Petronella "Nella" Oortman agrees to marry wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt to save the family fortunes - and arrives at the Amsterdam house he shares with his devout, austere sister Marin and servants Cornelia and Otto. ...See moreIn 1686 teen-aged Petronella "Nella" Oortman agrees to marry wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt to save the family fortunes - and arrives at the Amsterdam house he shares with his devout, austere sister Marin and servants Cornelia and Otto. As a wedding present Johannes gives her a dolls' house, a replica of his own home, which she furnishes with beautiful tiny items sent by an anonymous miniaturist who seems to know a lot about the house. More, unsolicited items follow, including figurines of Marin and Johannes. Johannes seems unwilling to consummate the marriage, and Nella soon discovers his secret as more miniature likenesses are sent, including one of Johannes' lover Jack Philips, who unwisely visits during one of Johannes' many business trips. On his return Nella discovers her husband's secret and the plan of his enemies, sugar sellers Agnes and Frans Meermans, to expose his sexuality - leading to his flight. Then Nella gets another shock. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Jessie Burton (novel) | John Brownlow (screenplay)
Producer
D. Gethin Scourfield (as Gethin Scourfield)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 26, 2017

Release date
Dec 26, 2017 (United Kingdom)
Awards
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1 win

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Anya Taylor-Joy
Petronella Brandt Petronella Brandt   See fewer
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Romola Garai
Marin Brandt Marin Brandt   See fewer
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Hayley Squires
Cornelia Cornelia   See fewer
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Katy Carmichael
Anna Oortman Anna Oortman   See fewer
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Lucas Bond
Carel Oortman Carel Oortman   See fewer
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Lara Bond
Arabella Oortman Arabella Oortman   See fewer
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Alex Hassell
Johannes Brandt Johannes Brandt   See fewer
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Caolan Byrne
Arnoud Arnoud   See fewer
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Emily Berrington
The Miniaturist The Miniaturist   See fewer
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Ziggy Heath
Jack Philips Jack Philips   See fewer
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Aislín McGuckin
Agnes Meermans Agnes Meermans   See fewer
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Geoffrey Streatfeild
Frans Meermans Frans Meermans   See fewer
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Ian Hogg
Pieter Slabbaert Pieter Slabbaert   See fewer
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Christopher Godwin
Pastor Pellicorne Pastor Pellicorne   See fewer
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Jack Brady
Wool-Dyer Wool-Dyer   See fewer
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Graham Elwell
Chief Militia Guard Chief Militia Guard   See fewer
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Dick Carlier
Sampling Official (uncredited) Sampling Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Vorsselman
Boy in Church (uncredited) Boy in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 112 votes