Mrs. Wilson: Miniseries (2019)

Mrs. Wilson

Critics Consensus

Mrs. Wilson is a handsomely crafted mystery, filled with startling period details and a sterling performance by Ruth Wilson as a determined widow braving the eye of heartbreak.



Critic Ratings: 31

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Air date: Apr 7, 2019

Tv Season Info

Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage -- and Alec's love for her -- but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.


Ruth Wilson
as Alison McKelvie
Iain Glen
as Alec
Calam Lynch
as Gordon Wilson
Fiona Shaw
as Coleman
Otto Farrant
as Nigel Wilson
Anupam Kher
as Shahbaz Karim
Ian McElhinney
as Father Timothy
Barbara Marten
as Mrs. McKelvie
Sophie Harkness
as Nurse Andrews
Conor Grimes
as Prison Officer
Elizabeth Rider
as Gladys Wilson
Alan Turkington
as Policeman
Dave Hill
as Landlord
Gemma McElhinney
as Elisabeth Wilson
Rupert Turnbull
as Mike Shannon (age 7)
Wilf Scolding
as Mike Shannon (age 30)
Lucy Briers
as Records Office Lady
Alex Blake
as Undertaker
Richard Croxford
as Father Nicholas
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Wilson Miniseries

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

A ripping adventure full of mystery, romance, danger, and travel to foreign lands.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I hate to have fun at the expense of others, but "Mrs. Wilson," a new "Masterpiece" miniseries about marital deceit, is all kinds of addictive.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The great pleasure of Mrs. Wilson is that we're as surprised as Alison by each new revelation, I'll simply say that the story keeps us guessing.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It may be inspired by real events, but we are strongly advised to take nowt for gospel.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's excellent: understated, rather lovely to look at, beautifully acted. Above all, I think it has something quite subtle to say about the way we all make stories of our lives.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, no one knows who Alec Wilson was. Alison will have to soldier on alone to find out.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A new miniseries filled with memorable performances. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Mrs Wilson is intriguing and captivates the audience because they don't know what will be revealed next.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Given its structure, it will be interesting how Mrs Wilson manages to traverse all that biographical ground while keeping the suspense that the opener managed to generate.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

In a role she was truly born to play - that of her own late grandmother, Alison - Ruth Wilson (The Affair) delivers a tremendous performance of mounting hysteria, despair and fury.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Ms. Wilson delivers an Emmy-worthy performance that's equal measures vulnerable and determined as Alison seeks the truth of her husband's infidelities.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The close-to-the-bone performances keep a person locked in.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mrs. Wilson: Miniseries

  • Apr 29, 2019
    Ruth Wilson delivers yet another well crafted and utterly enjoyable depiction. While her work in "The Affair" and "Jane Eyre" is polished, rich and quite nuanced, it is her work in "Luther" opposite Idris Elba (whose attempts at a southern accent in some of his work need to be either better coached or abandoned) that utterly captivates and mesmerizes this viewer.
  • Apr 17, 2019
    I'm not a huge fan of Ruth Wilson, but this series is so well done and the acting is outstanding. I couldn't stop watching it. Highly recommend
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Fascinating and intriguing! Based on the actress' real life grandmother's story.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Fascinating story so well told and Ruth Wilson, Alexander and Allsison's granddaughter is excellent in this role that so well portrays what her grandmother lived through. Kudos all round on this one!
  • Feb 03, 2019
    Mrs. Wilson (TV Mini-Series 2018) #TVSeriesReview 3,5 ?? Mulher com dois filhos na Inglaterra fica viúva. Até que no dia do velório, outra mulher entra em contato com ela e diz ser mulher do falecido marido, um espião de guerra. Baseado em fatos reais.

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