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The Friends of English Magic




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Episode Info

Drama set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and returns in the form of two men, Jonathan Strange and Gilbert Norrell. In the opener, Mr. Norrell is rediscovered, reigniting magic as he proves its worthiness to a rising politician. Also, Jonathan Strange discovers his own magical powers as he attempts to court Arabella.


Bertie Carvel
as Jonathan Strange
Eddie Marsan
as Mr. Norrell
Paul Kaye
as Vinculus
Marc Warren
as The Gentleman
Enzo Cilenti
as Childermass
Samuel West
as Sir Walter Pole
Alice Englert
as Lady Pole
Ariyon Bakare
as Stephen Black
John Heffernan
as Lascelles
Edward Hogg
as Mr. Segnudus
Brian Pettifer
as Mr. Honeyfoot
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Critic reviews for The Friends of English Magic

Unfortunately, this premiere offering is too crammed with information to be coherent, and perhaps too timid as well.

January 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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