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The Honourable Woman Cast List BBC/Sundance

The Honourable Woman is a fast paced 2014 political thriller written, produced and directed by Hugo Blick. Produced by Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions, and broadcast by BBC Two in Britain and Sundance Channel in America, the series will air over eight episodes.

Premiering in the UK on the 3rd of July and in the US on July 31, the impressive international cast of The Honourable Woman is headed by American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Honourable Woman Cast List – Season 1, 2014

Nessa Stein – Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, Frank, The Dark Knight, Secretary)

Rachel Stein – Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Sherlock, Doc Martin)

Ephra Stein – Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, Garrow’s Law, The Fixer)

Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle – Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line, The Crying Game, Father & Son, V for Vendetta)

Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle – Lindsay Duncan (The Hollow Crown, Rome, White Heat)

Atika Halabi – Lubna Azabal (Incendies, Paradise Now, Occupation, Body of Lies)

Monica Chatwin – Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, The King’s Speech)

Dame Julia Walsh – Janet McTeer (Damages, The White Queen, Albert Nobbs)

Nathaniel Bloom – Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones, Rome, The Shadow Line)

Shlomo Zahary – Igal Naor (300: Rise Of An Empire, House of Saddam, Green Zone)

Frances Pirsig – Genevieve O’Reilly (Spooks, Episodes)

Character profile – Nessa Stein

Nessa is an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman who’s now in charge of the Stein Company and all its philanthropic output. After taking control of her father’s former Zionist arms company, she has inverted its purpose – providing high-speed data cabling across the region with the aim of removing barriers, increasing learning and tabling peace in an area of the world which has known nothing but conflict. Recently ennobled in the House of Lords and working tirelessly to promote her company’s work, Stein is as fearless as she is compassionate and as wise as she is determined.

The Honourable Woman Crew

Writer/Director/Producer – Hugo Blick

Producer – Abi Bach

Casting Director – Doreen Jones CDG

Production Designer – Christopher Roope

DoPs – George Steel & Zac Nicholson

Sound Recordist – Glen Marullo

Composer – Martin Phipps

Location Manager – Rupert Bray

Costume Designer – Edward K. Gibbon

Make-Up Designer – Marella Shearer