Review: Romola Garai lifts 'The Crimson Petal and the White'

'The Crimson Petal and the White' on Encore stars the strong Romola Garai as a brainy prostitute and Chris O'Dowd as a married man in Victorian London.

Romola Garai, who starred in the period newsroom thriller "The Hour" — a hit British import that on BBC America was also one of the highlight's of last year's American television — is the star as well of the four-hour BBC miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White." Playing here Monday and Tuesday on Encore, it is not "The Hour," but it is full of Romola Garai, an actress in whom strength and sensuality are inextricably mixed. Read More...


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