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Casanova is a British comedy drama television show. It stars British actors David Tennant and Peter O'Toole. It also features Rose Byrne, Matt Lucas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Nina Sosanya, Shaun Parkes, and Laura Fraser The series follows the story of eighteenth century traveler, Giacomo Casanova, as he ventures across Europe wooing women and creating romance everywhere he sets foot. It is based off the memoirs of the real Casanova. Also known as "Jack," Casanova gallivanted around Europe pretending to be whichever profession happened to best suit his needs.

However, as the viewer finds out, Casanova actually had enough hobbies and interests to perform the necessary tasks to masquerade as almost any type of person. He would call upon his improvisational talents whenever they were required. He lived a bawdy, theatrical life. The viewer gets to see Casanova's tactics for romance. He genuinely listens to women and their life stories. We see this being a large reason for his successful love life. The series portrays all this and more, beginning with his humble birth as an actor's son.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on BBC Three
1 Season, 2 Episodes
March 15, 2005
Comedy, Drama, History, Mini-Series, Romance
Cast: David Tennant, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne, Laura Fraser, Rupert Penry-Jones

Casanova Full Episode Guide

  • Casanova continues regaling Edith with tales of his affairs and adventures, including an escape to France with his son and a duel with Grimani.

  • Casanova tells his servant the story of his sexual awakening, his entrance into Venetian high society and his introduction to Henriette.