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'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell's' story offers seven hours worth of drama in the first three episodes

As England struggles to cope during the Napoleonic Wars with France, two great English mages engage in a dangerous battle in "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," a seven-part miniseries adaptation of Susanna Clarke's fantasy novel premiering Saturday (June 13), on BBC America.The story opens in 1806, as a reclusive gentleman named Mr. Norrell (Eddie Marsan, "Ray Donovan") comes to London to offer his magical services to his government. Norrell has sharpened his powers, which are otherwise long-gone from England, through years of tireless scholarship delving through occult tomes. To gain the trust of a rising politician, Sir Walter Pole (Samuel West), Norrell raises the man's beloved late fiancee from the dead. In doing so, however, Norrell unwittingly unleashes a malevolent faerie spirit (Marc Warren) known as The Gentleman with the thistle-down hair.Norrell is understandably irritated when, as his own fame begins to rise, so does that of another, previously unknown magician, Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel),... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/oMzkhHvk2-g/jonathan_strange_mr_norrells_bertie_carvel_the_arc_on_this_mans_journey_is_absolutely_huge-2015-06

Game of Thrones Actor Enzo Cilenti on Why Fans Will Also Enjoy Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Being part of two adaptations of literary sensations, Enzo Cilenti knows what hes talking about when it comes to high fantasy and passionate fanbases. The Game of Thrones actor, who played Yezzan on two recent episodes of HBOs George R.R. Martin adaptation, believes there should be a lot of crossover between that mammoth hit and his newest project, which premieres on BBC America Saturday, June 13.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/game-of-thrones-actor-enzo-cilenti-on-why-fans-will-also-enjoy-jonathan-strange-mr-norrell/

'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell' Team on "Grueling" Shoot and a Sequel

Writer Peter Harness and director Toby Haynes talk the pressure of adaptaing a book "everyone loves in a way that doesn't piss everyone off."    Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/4shBnhJeJ34/story01.htm

'Jonathan Strange' Star on Early Hesitations, Author's Surprising Set Visit (Video)

Eddie Marsan also reveals why shooting 'Ray Donovan' is so much fun: "The darker and more serious the material, the more jokes that go around set."  Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/yFeFOzFNPnA/story01.htm