Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (13,725)

In the early 19th century, magic had vanished from England; that is until two very different magicians appeared: Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange. This seven-part miniseries tells the story of these two men as they navigate their way through the world of magic and the politics of society.

Eddie Marsan plays the role of Mr Norrell, a bookish and reclusive magician who has spent his life studying magic and collecting books. He is highly respected in the magician community but has never performed magic himself. Bertie Carvel plays Jonathan Strange, a charming and impulsive man who discovers his own magical abilities and becomes Mr Norrell's protégé.

As the two magicians begin to work together, they discover the secrets of English magic and start to bring it back to life. However, their differing approaches to magic soon cause tension between them. Mr Norrell believes in a strict adherence to rules and tradition, while Jonathan Strange is more experimental and open to new ideas.

As they perform increasingly complex and dangerous magic, their actions have unintended consequences that threaten to upend both their lives and the political order of England itself. Marc Warren plays The Gentleman, a dangerous fairy who is drawn to the magicians' power and attempts to manipulate them for his own ends.

Charlotte Riley plays Arabella, the wife of Jonathan Strange, who is initially skeptical of her husband's involvement in magic but eventually becomes entangled in the world of English magic. Alice Englert plays Lady Pole, a wealthy woman who has been enchanted by the Gentleman and is forced to live as a puppet under his control.

Samuel West plays Sir Walter Pole, a member of parliament who has also been affected by the Gentleman's magic. Enzo Cilenti plays Childermass, Mr Norrell's mysterious servant who harbors his own secrets. Paul Kaye plays Vinculus, a charismatic street magician who prophesies the return of English magic.

Edward Hogg plays Segundus, a poor and aspiring magician who becomes fascinated by the world of magic and helps to unravel its secrets. Ariyon Bakare plays Stephen Black, a servant who becomes entangled in the politics of magic and the British government.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a visually stunning adaptation of the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, the show combines historical drama with elements of fantasy and magic, creating a unique and captivating world. The talented cast brings the characters to life, making them engaging and believable despite their fantastical surroundings.

The series is full of surprises and unexpected twists, making it a thrilling watch from beginning to end. It explores themes of power, ambition, and the consequences of our actions, reminding us that every choice we make has its own price.

Overall, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a must-watch for fans of historical drama, fantasy, and magic. With its richly drawn characters and captivating storyline, it is a show that will keep you hooked until the very end.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on May 17, 2015.

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
7. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
July 25, 2015
Childermass tries to undo the magic that keeps Emma Pole under the Gentleman's power.
The Black Tower
6. The Black Tower
July 18, 2015
Strange discovers the essence of madness that will allow him to perceive the magical lands and summons the Gentleman. Norrell destroys Strange's book, but his act undermines magic's respectability and the government breaks with him.
5. Arabella
July 11, 2015
Jonathan Strange's remarkable magic has helped England win the Battle of Waterloo, and he returns to England to write a book, much to Norrell's displeasure. But his life is destroyed when Arabella seemingly dies and no magic can restore her to life.
All the Mirrors of the World
4. All the Mirrors of the World
July 4, 2015
Mr. Norrell takes shelter in his library as England is in complete chaos when the magic returns.
The Education Of A Magician
3. The Education Of A Magician
May 31, 2015
Jonathan Strange travels to Spain where he learns that Lord Wellington does not want to use of him until he summons ancient and troubling magic to fight the Napoleonic armies. Mr Norrell is attempting to keep his secrets hidden in London.
How is Lady Pole?
2. How is Lady Pole?
May 24, 2015
Mr Norrell's magical illusions manage to baffle the French Navy and secure him the loyalty of Sir Walter Pole. Some magic he has used to revive Lady Pole has released something unnatural into Sir Walter's home. Jonathan Strange's magical ability increases and he travels to London take up an apprenticeship with Mr Norrell.
The Friends of English Magic
1. The Friends of English Magic
May 17, 2015
Mr Norrell travels to London from Yorkshire to offer the government his services as a magician. Sir Walter Pole though refuses to align himself with such a disrespectable art as magic. After Sir Walter's sickly fiancée passes away, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious Gentleman to restore her to life. Jonathan Strange discovers that he also has magical powers.
Where to Watch Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is available for streaming on the BBC one website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on demand at Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    May 17, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (13,725)